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  • Inis Reading Guide Pack D: Small Mixed Pack


    This small pack is great for a classroom setting.

    It contains:
    2 x Inis Reading Guides / Rogha Leabhar Inis
    5 x A2 Posters (flat)
    240 x Stickers
    200 x Bookmarks
    NOTE A2 Posters are double-sided – English/Irish language

    *pack comes rolled in a heavy duty postal tube

    All for just €25!

    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 celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren and the importance of relationships across generations. The reading guide includes a section of books on this theme, highlighting books for young people that feature meaningful intergenerational relationships.

    The bond between a child and their grandparent is unique and enriches the lives of young and old alike. Lived experiences and stories told by older generations help the young to understand the world around them and how it continues to change. Through these relationships children learn about their heritage and family background, helping them understand who they are and where they come from. Grandparents can learn a thing or two from their grandchildren too – be it surfing the web or looking at the world with the renewed wonder that children inspire. In fact, studies show that grandparenting is actually good for our health and can increase life expectancy! What better way to cultivate and strengthen this special bond than through storytelling? Tá traidisiún uasal scéalaíochta againn in Éirinn agus tá idir óg is aosta á spreagadh againn chun páirt a ghlacadh ann i mBliain seo na Gaeilge. In October 2018, CBI’s reading campaign will be partnering with Libraries Ireland for a special Children’s Book Festival month. Visit your local library branch to find out more.

    Within these pages you’ll discover over 250 of the best children’s books of 2018 and 48 brilliant books published over the past five years that feature strong intergenerational bonds. We hope you’ll find a book you love and stories you’ll want to share! Scéalta – Ó Ghlúin go Glúin.

    The reviews are organised by age section from 0-2 up to Young Adult, alongside specialist poetry and non-fiction sections. Each section is edited by either a CBI Book Doctor or another specialist in their field. As always titles by an Irish author, illustrator or publisher are marked with a shamrock and a full listing of all Irish-published books for 2018 can be found at the back of the guide.


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  • Inis Issue 55


    The January 2019 edition, featuring artwork by Jennifer Farley from Island of Adventure.

    • Picturebook creator Niamh Sharkey interviews Peter Donnelly about his career to date
    • Tugann Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin léargas ar fhoilsiú na Gaeilge sa lá atá inniu ann
    • Author Dave Rudden interviews Cat Doyle about her recent title The Storm Keeper’s Island
    • Dr Louise Gallagher interviews Dr Jane Suzanne Carroll as part of our series of Irish people ‘behind the scenes’ of the children’s books world
    • Laureate na nÓg Project Manager Aingeala Flannery gives an overview of Sarah Crossan’s term and upcoming projects
    • 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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  • Inis Issue 46


    The July 2015 edition, featuring artwork from Fatti and John Burke’s Irelandopedia

    • Chris Riddell talks to Louise Gallagher about illustrations, inspirations and librarians
    • Déanann Caoimhe Nic Lochlainn cur sios ar dú, tionscadal digitihe Chnuasach Bhéaloideas Eireann
    • Debbie Thomas sits down with Michael Morpurgo
    • Oisín McGann talks us through the Weather Stations project
    • Joe Kelly interviews Mairi Kidd and finds out more about Barrington Stoke publishers
    • CBI Book Clinics – join us on our nationwide tour in 2016
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  • Inis Issue 45


    The April 2015 edition, featuring artwork from PJ Lynch and Eoin Colfer anthology Once upon a Place

    • Ciara Houlihan takes us on a journey into the world of ‘silent’ picturebooks
    • Former laureate na nÓg Siobhán Parkinson meets the current Australian Children’s Laureate
    • Tugann Ríona Nic Congáil ar aistear muid trí shaol agus thaithí an údair, Cathal Ó Sándair
    • Sean Love discusses Fighting Words creative writing centre in Dublin and its contemporaries worldwide
    • Valerie Coghlan takes us through her top 50 picturebooks
    • A sneak-peak at this years conference line-up
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