The winner of the 26th CBI Book of the Year Award was revealed today at a ceremony held in Smock Alley Theatre in 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.
Today, Tuesday 17th May, 2016, author and illustrator PJ Lynch was announced as the fourth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s laureate for children’s literature, at a special event at the Arts Council’s offices in Merrion Square. The announcement was made by President Michael D. Higgins.
On May 23rd Liz Page, IBBY’s Executive Director, will speak about the work of IBBY in promoting international understanding through children’s books. This will be followed by a General Meeting at which all are welcome, details about the meeting can be found here.
Nine titles will compete for the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2016, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland.
CBI is delighted to be working on two new bookclub partnership this year with RTEJr and Swipe TV!
Are you a young reader? Looking for a new series to delve into? Feeling uninspired by your bookshelves at home? Do you need a prescription for an exciting new read? Then pop along to the Book Clinic!
This year, wherever you are in Ireland, events and activities will be taking place to encourage children to enjoy the experience and the magic of reading! With stories that can be read everywhere, October is a jam-packed month of fun-filled opportunities featuring Irish and international authors and illustrators, and catering for the reading preferences of everyone from toddlers to .
For the first time ever Children’s Books Ireland and Laureate na nÓg will take part in the celebration of music, arts, food, culture and utter madness that is Electric Picnic! Laureate na nÓg Eoin Colfer and a spectacular line-up of authors, illustrators, storytellers and poets will appear in the Literary Tent in the Mindfield arena on Saturday 5th and .
In advance of Conceal and Reveal: Truth and Lies in Children's Books, the CBI conference on 12th and 13th September we are profiling some of our speakers, click on the links for blogposts about Mac Barnett, the Young Adult panel, New Voices, publishers Barrington Stoke, William Grill and Breaking through with Poetry. Tickets for one day or for the full .
We're devoting blog posts to our upcoming conference, Conceal and Reveal; Truth and Lies in Children's Books, tickets on sale now! Read all about Mac Barnett, the Mixing It Up Young Adult panel and our New Voices presenters. Today we're focusing on publishers Barringston Stoke. We've invited MD Mairi Kidd to speak about Barrington Stoke's dedication to cracking reading. Far more than just a publisher .