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Category Archives: Children’s Books


Christmas Capers and Festive Fun

Now that December is finally here, the long, lovely wait can begin. To keep you and your young book-lovers amused, excited and amazed over the next few weeks, we at Inis towers have put together this selection of excellent titles that celebrate in various ways the joys and wonders of the season. Christmas is all about traditions and Debbie .


Choosing a college or apprenticeship, cracking up over a CAO form, careering from one career choice to another – it’s that nervous rite of passage as students from Transition Year to Sixth Year begin planning their post-secondary lives. The second annual College Awareness Week runs from November 23rd to 29th 2015, and aims to encourage all students to reach .

New writing group

Are you a published children's writer who could benefit from the support of a group of peers at a similar stage in their careers? If so, read on – author, translator and Inis magazine reviews editor Juliette Saumande is currently accepting expressions of interest from children's writers who wish to be part of a new writing group: So here .


Chair of CBI Board, Valerie Coghlan and CBI Director, Elaina Ryan have released an open letter to Minister Michael Noonan T.D. in light of his recent remarks in relation to bringing iPads into every classroom. Read more about the Minister's original statement here We would encourage all CBI members and supporters to contact your local TD and make your .

Read Everywhere in 2015!

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 .

CBI and Laureate na nÓg at Electric Picnic!

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 .

The Dark Truth – Annabel Pitcher at Conceal & Reveal

In 2011 Annabel Pitcher exploded into the children’s literary world with her debut novel my Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece and notched up 25 award nominations in the process! Pitcher, born in a village in West Yorkshire studied English Literature at Oxford University before training as a teacher. She taught English at Wakefield Girls' High School before publishing her .

Producing Picturebooks at Conceal & Reveal

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 .