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.
Over the coming months we would like to introduce you to some of our auxillary team, who support Children’s Books Ireland and the work we do nationwide. First up is one of our fantastic Book Doctors, Louise Gallagher, who we asked to pop into the office for an informal Q&A (that’s her in the photo, holding a classic title .
The CBI Book of the Year Award shortlist is 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!
Too many stockings to fill, too many books to choose from and too little time? Here are some of the books that put stars in our reviewers’ eyes this year from picturebooks to hard-hitting YA via info and activity titles (click on the links for the full review):
To help us all navigate the Christmas tide, Inis magazine asked two of its passionate contributors (Debbie Thomas and Liz Morris) to round up books that help talk about the plight of refugees the world over.