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KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards

Give Leabhar Gaeilge cover artwork - Fintan Wall, March 2024

Give Leabhar Gaeilge

This Seachtain na Gaeilge (1–17 March), discover a new reading guide highlighting the excellent books on offer in the Irish language for children and young people.

Cover Reading Matters Reading Guide

Reading Matters reading guide

Published in September 2023, 'Reading Matters' sees the return of the 'best of the year' format to our annual reading guide. 

Cover of Inis 66

Inis magazine: issue 66, July 2022

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

Cover of Inis 68

Inis magazine: issue 68, April 2023

Inis is the magazine of Children's Books Ireland. Within these pages you will find features and articles on Irish and international children's books as well as in-depth reviews of new titles for children and teenagers. With its range of expert contributors, this is a key resource for teachers, writers, illustrators, librarians, parents/guardians and everyone interested in children's books.

One and Everything - book cover

One & Everything

Inspired by the Endangered Alphabets project, Winston tells a story of many languages of the world, represented in soft water-coloured bubbles filled with different script patterns. The bubbles start to be devoured by a black and white bubble that decides it is the most important story in the world. As The One and Only Story consumes all the other stories, the illustrations move from many colourful bubbled pages to a growing black blob, to a solid black page.

Book Cover - Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí

Cluasa Capaill ar an Rí

Is aithinsint ghalánta ar scéal béaloidis idirnáisiúnta atá déanta ag Bridget Bhreathnach agus Shona Shirley Macdonald sa phictiúirleabhar draíochtúil seo. Insítear scéal Labhraí Loingseach, prionsa a bhfuil rún mór á choinneál faoi cheilt aige: rugadh é agus cluasa capaill air.

Book Cover - Frindleswylde

Frindleswylde

Cora and her grandmother live in a house in the woods. The rule is clear: when the first snow falls, never let the light out, never let winter in. Winter, in this tale steeped in magic, folklore and literary references, takes the form of a selfish, lazy, cunning boy: Frindleswylde.

Book Cover - The Shadows of Rookhaven

The Shadows of Rookhaven

The Monsters of Rookhaven won the 2021 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Honour Award for Fiction. The Shadows of Rookhaven is a well-crafted sequel that explores themes of family, belonging, loss, and difference. We first meet Billy in the human world where, as a misbegotten, he is an outcast. He lives with the Catchpoles, who are not human, and he has taken Meg, another outcast, under his wing. When this unlikely family unit is captured, and Meg’s safety is threatened, Billy agrees to their captors’ demands so that he can save her.

Book Cover - Bliain na nAmhrán

Bliain na nAmhrán

Ní leor an focal ‘leabhar’ chun cur síos cuí a dhéanamh ar an bhfoilseachán seo le Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin. Is éard atá i gceist in Bliain na nAmhrán ná bailiúchán rannta do pháistí roinnte de réir séasúir, dlúthdhiosca mar thionlacan leis an leabhar agus ceol nuachumtha air. Mar aon leis sin d’oibrigh maisitheoir amháin ar gach séasúr. Caoga leathanach atá thar a bheith gleoite atá le feiceáil mar aon le fiche amhrán binn le cloisteáil.

Book Cover - There's a Ghost in this House

There's a Ghost in this House

With There’s a Ghost in This House, Oliver Jeffers is both breaking new ground and using all the classic elements of his style that readers have come to love him for.