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YA Readers

                                                     &nnbsp;                        *This post is dated December 8th, 2011* Channel 4 News ran a nice piece last night about YA book sales and reading trends. Research suggests that UK sales of YA fiction have doubled in the past 5 years, at a time where sales of printed books in general are on the decline. Channel 4 attribute this boom in .

Cool Video with Books!

                                                                                   *This post is dated January 12th, 2012* To keep you amused on this mild Tuesday morning, here is a cute video with MOVING BOOKS! Nearly as good as David Maybury's Christmas Tree!   If you enjoyed this article, please consider sharing it!

Garrett Carr’s CBF Experience!

                                                      *This post is dated October 27th, 2011*     For the Children’s Book Festival I met school groups in libraries around Co. Meath. A thing I love about meeting young readers is the surprising angles they take on my work. Often a boy or girl will have paid extraordinarily close attention to a minor character or a fleeting detail. This is always .

Online Update

There's currently lots of fun stuff to read online about some of the various projects CBI is involved with. Why not grab a cup of tea and jump in? First up, check out Kim Harte's blog to read about Page Turners, a book club with a difference which is running at Rathmines Library, kindly funded by Dublin City Arts .

Dublin Book Festival for Families

The Dublin Book Festival’s children’s programme will run from 15 – 16 November 2014 in and around Smock Alley Theatre, Temple Bar, The Gutter Bookshop and The Fighting Words Centre. The Dublin Book Festival has something for everyone and all events are free, making for a fun, affordable day out for all age groups. This year the Dublin Book Festival features .

CBI Competitions – Don’t Forget

Don't forget to enter CBI's competitions are closing soon! The Stories are for Everyone poster competition and The O'Brien Press Design a Cover competition and nearly finished, don't forget to get your entries in the post! Stories are for Everyone – Poster Competition This year, stories are for everyone! Chris Haughton’s poster shows the Hat Monkey reading a story .

Stories are for Everyone

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 enjoyed by everyone, 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 .