Free To Be Me Pin


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  • Free To Be Me Pin


    Pre-order: This item will ship from October 8th

    To celebrate the launch of the Free To Be Me initiative we are releasing a limited edition of commemorative enamel pins featuring the Free To Be Me logo created by illustrator Ashwin Chacko.

    Actual pin size 3.4cm x 3.4cm.

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  • Bold Girls Pin



    Children’s Books Ireland‘s BOLD GIRLS initiative is a multi-faceted celebration of brave, intelligent, strong women and girls in children’s books, giving them much-needed visibility alongside their male counterparts.

    To celebrate the launch of the BOLD GIRLS initiative we are releasing a limited edition of commemorative enamel pins featuring the Bold Girls logo created by Irish illustrator Fatti Burke. Pick up yours today online or at Dubray stores nationwide.

    Actual pin size 3 x 2.9cm.

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  • Inis Issue 58


    The January 2020 edition, featuring artwork by Paddy Donnelly from Scúnc agus Smúirín written by Muireann Ní Chíobháin

    • Peter Donnelly interviews author-illustrator Alex T.Smith about his career to date

    • Deirdres Sullivan talks to Kwame Alexander about writing, family and poetry

    • A brief history of The Lit, Ireland’s only literature festival run by young people for young people

    • Cuireann an eagraíocht Tuismitheoirī na Gaeltachta seirbhísí, cúnamh agus tacaíocht ar fáil do thuismitheoirí

    • Siobhán Parkinson highlights the work of the National Council for th eBlind, in particular the library and their new bookshare programme

    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 57


    The July 2019 edition, featuring artwork by Ashling Lindsay from The Tide written by Clare Helen Welsh

    • Mags Walsh talks to Irish author–illustrator Mary Murphy about her career to date

    • A brief report on CBI’s attendance at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019

    • Coiscéimeanna suntasacha i bhfoilsitheoireacht na hóige le Claire Marie Dunne

    • Kunak McGann charts the career of author Robin Stevens

    • Fiona Kearney highlights the story of the Towers and Tales children’s literary festival

    • Gráinne Clear interviews R.J. Palacio about the 13 phenomenon of Wonder and how it came to be

    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 54


    The July 2018 edition, featuring artwork by Andrew Whitson from Muireann agus an Fharraige Fhiáin, written by Malachy Doyle.

    • Emily Daly talks to Louise O’Neill and Deirdre Sullivan
    • Ag athchóiriú leabhair don stáitse le Marc Mac Lochlainn
    • Judi Curtin interviews her editor Helen Carr
    • Sophy Henn tells Vita Coleman about her approach to art and picturebook-making
    • A look at Trinity College Dublin’s exhibition of children’s books by Irish women
    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 53


    The April 2018 edition, featuring artwork by Bren Luke from Rocking the System, written by Siobhán Parkinson.

    • Bren Byrne in conversation with Bold Girl Fatti Burke
    • Sheena Wilkinson talks to JCSP librarian Joe Kelly
    • Leabhair neamhfhicsin do pháistí á bplé ag Seán de Búrca
    • Dr Patricia Kennon discusses the 2018 CBI Book of the Year Awards
    • Aingeala Flannery reflects on PJ Lynch’s term as Laureate na nÓg
    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 52


    The January 2018 edition, featuring artwork by Steve McCarthy from A Sailor Went to Sea Sea, Sea, written by Sarah Webb.

    • Siobhán Parkinson traces librarian Marian Keyes’s extraordinary life
    • A look at stories of migration, refugees and displaced people by Debbie Thomas
    • Labhraíonn Myra Zepf faoina post mar an chéad Chomhalta Scríbhneoireachta Páistí do Thuaisceart Éireann
    • Natasha Mac a’Bháird in conversation with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
    • Emily Drabble highlights the life and work of Wendy Cooling
    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 51


    The July 2017 edition, featuring artwork by Sheena Dempsey from Yoga Babies, written by Fearne Cotton.

    • In-demand Irish illustrator Sheena Dempsey in conversation with Aidan Courtney
    • Jimín Mháire Thaidhg: Ag baint brí as seoid mhór litríocht Ghaeilge na n-óg san aon haois is fiche
    • Jo Holmwood, Project Manager of Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership, celebrates twenty years of the company
    • Recently returned to these shores, PR Director Mary Byrnes talks with Bob Johnston
    • The annual Children’s Books Ireland International Conference
    • Author Garth Nix chats to Clara Kumagai about stories, fairytales and more…
    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 50


    The April 2017 ‘Bumper’ edition, featuring artwork from Inis covers spanning the past fifty editions (with thanks to Kieran Nolan at, Conor & David at and Fintan Wall at

    • Laureate na nÓg PJ Lynch remembers Robert Dunbar
    • Sarah Odedina traces the tradition of magazines for children
    • Kim Harte sits down with Conor Hackett
    • Dr Patricia Kennon discusses what makes a book ‘excellent’
    • Margaret Ann Suggs on 20 years of illustration in Ireland
    • Mairi Kidd and Micky Flynn discuss a special title and how it came to be
    • Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan in conversation with Gráinne Clear
    • We look at forty years of the Writers in Schools scheme
    • An overview of children’s publishing in Ireland/Léargas ginerálta ar fhoilsitheorieacht do pháistí in Éirinn
    • Fifty issues, fifty covers
    • Buaileann an t-údar Patricia Forde le Gaeilgeoirí óga i nGaillimh
    • A special announcement celebrating twenty years of Children’s Books Ireland
    • The annual Children’s Books Ireland International Conference
    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 49


    The January 2017 edition, featuring artwork by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick from Owl Bat Bat Owl.

    • Author Oisín McGann catches up with Sarah Webb
    • Údar Máire Zepf ar an rébhlóid atá tágtha ar leabhair Ghaeilge do pháistí le glúin anuas
    • Illustrator Alé Mercado talks through Chris Judge’s career to date
    • Kristen Harrison talks science with the creators of the Astro Cat series
    • Mags Walsh chats to Irish YA godfather Dave O’Callaghan
    • Valerie Coghlan brings us up-to-date on the past ten years of CBI
    • Reviews
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  • Inis Issue 48


    The July 2016 edition, featuring artwork by Peter Donnelly from Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers About Space!

    • Nessa O’Mahony talks to PJ Lynch about his new role as Laureate na nÓg
    • Tugann Claire M. Dunne spléachadh dúinn ar chlub léitheoireachta a reáchtáil sí i Scoil Mobhí, Glasnaíon
    • Kevin Waldron discussed his work and latest project with Vita Coleman
    • Kristen Harrison talks science with the creators of the Astro Cat series
    • Claire Hennessy chats to Dave Rudden about her latest title and career to date
    • A sneak-peek at this year’s line-up
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  • Inis Issue 47


    The January 2016 edition, featuring artwork from Sarah Bowie’s Let’s See Ireland!

    • Nessa O’Mahony talks to Eoin Colfer about his term in office
    • Dr Patricia Kennon runs through the 2016 shortlisted titles
    • Hannah Deacon discusses her experience as a young judge
    • Comhrá idir Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin agus Bridget Bhreatnach
    • Kim Harte talks us through the Page Turners project
    • Juliette Saumande discusses the plight of refugees and the power or words
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