The theme for this year’s Children’s Books Ireland International Conference was Dreams and Nightmares. To help new writers and illustrators on the path to achieve their dreams, we’ve compiled a list of hints and tips from those who’ve come out the other side! Be Your Own Poet – Sarah Crossan is our reigning Laureate na nÓg and her mission .
The CBI Award is made to an individual or organisation in recognition of an outstanding contribution to children’s books. The recipient is nominated by the members of Children’s Books Ireland in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the reading lives of children in Ireland. Our CBI Award 2018 winner is Eve Molony, a volunteer school librarian from Scoil Ailbhe .
The Inis Reading Guide is our LARGEST ever edition and is one of our most important ways of sharing books. Through the guide, we recommend the very best books in all genres and age groups, enabling children – often with the help of a parent, guardian, grandparent, teacher or librarian – to find the right book for them. This year, the campaign .
Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative, funded by Brown Bag Films and delivered in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland. Our aim is to get books into the hands of children in primary schools in Dublin and to inspire a love of reading in young people. We do this through gifting a book to every child in the .
ROBERT DUNBAR MEMORIAL LIBRARIES The Robert Dunbar Memorial Libraries are named in memory of CBI’s former patron and long-time friend. Robert was a critic, editor and teacher, a pioneer of the study of children’s literature in Ireland and a true champion of children’s books and their creators. Throughout his career as a secondary school teacher, he was instrumental .
If you’ve ever fancied seeing your artwork on the front of a professionally published book, this is your chance! CBI have teamed up with The O’Brien Press for the annual Design-a-Cover Competition. This year’s chosen title is Benny and Omar by Eoin Colfer, former Laureate na nÓg and current Patron of Children’s Books Ireland. The winning entry will be chosen .
Children’s Books Ireland have enjoyed various partnerships with Kids’ Own down through the years and have closely followed all of their projects. All of us who have encountered the work of Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership were deeply saddened by the news that its visionary Creative Director, Orla Kenny passed away recently. She was a tremendous force for good, .
The winner of the 28th Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Award was revealed today at a ceremony held in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Recipients of the Children’s Choice Award, Honour Awards for Fiction and Illustration, Eilís Dillon Award for a first children’s book and the Judges’ Special Award were also revealed. Author Deirdre Sullivan and illustrator Karen .
Ten titles will compete for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2018, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland. The shortlist for the 28th Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Monday 12th March 2018 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast as part of Belfast Children’s Festival. Each of .
BOLD GIRLS aims is to break down societal barriers and to instil confidence in girls and young women by showing them female characters in children’s books with agency, power and opinions, addressing at a young age some of the issues that stand in the way of women achieving their ambitions, whether that be in leadership, in government, in the .
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