CBI Book of the Year Award winner is Sarah Crossan!

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.

PJ Lynch is the new Laureate na nÓg 2016-2018!

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.

IBBY General Meeting and call for Nominations

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.

Behind the Scenes

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 .

Book Clinics are back in 2016!

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!