2016 was a great year for children’s books in Ireland, and World Book Day would like to highlight some of the other events and organisations working to promote books and reading for young people.
Irish Book Awards
The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards are awarded at a glittering gala dinner in Dublin each November, where over 350 guests celebrate the best of Irish literature published in the last year. Specsavers sponsor the two Childrens’ Books of the Year awards, one for Juniors and one for Seniors. For more information click here
Dublin UNESCO City of Literature
Dublin was designated a UNESCO City of Literature in 2010, the sixth of only 20 in the world. This sought after accolade recognises Dublin’s cultural profile and its international standing as a city of literary excellence.
Children’s Books Ireland
CBI is the national children’s books organisation of Ireland and their many annual events include: The CBI Book of the Year Awards, The CBI Conference, Inis magazine, the Children’s Book Festival and the Recommended Reading Guide. For more information about the festival and their other events, click here to have a look at the site.