Reading Campaign

Every year in September CBI launches the annual Reading Campaign. An Irish children’s illustrator is commissioned to create an original piece of artwork, which is reproduced on posters, bookmarks and stickers for use in libraries, bookshops, schools and homes across the country. In previous years we have worked with former Laureates PJ Lynch and Niamh Sharkey, illustrators Kevin WaldronChris Judge, Yasmeen Ismail and Chris Haughton to name a few. The Inis Reading Guide Archive can be accessed via the following link.

This artwork also adorns the cover of the Inis Reading Guide, an A5 booklet featuring the best children’s books from the previous year, reviewed by Amanda Bell, Claire Marie Dunne, and our panel of independent Book Doctors Kim Harte, Anne Gannon, Síne Quinn, Louise Gallagher, Becky Long and Juliette Saumande. Inis Reading Guide is available free of charge at public libraries across the country and is a key guide for librarians, teachers and others buying books for children. Click herto order the Reading Guide and contact jenny@childrensbooksireland.ie for more information on how to get your book into the guide.

The aim of the Reading Campaign is to instill a love of reading for pleasure in young people across the country. In doing so, we are delighted to partner with the public library network as well as the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency and Foras na Gaeilge to programme events for young readers everywhere. All upcoming events are listed on our events page.

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