Just a quick reminder.....
This year's cover, featuring the art of Kevin Waldron
As most of you already know, the Children's Book Festival is well under way. Every year, throughout the month of October, Ireland turns it's attention to children's literature with events taking place all over the country. The festival is now in it's 20th year and, as always, offers young readers (and older readers who are fans of children's books) the opportunity to meet their favourite authors, attend talks and workshops, storytelling sessions abound and of course there are competitions. For example, O'Brien Press is running it's 'Design-A-Cover' competition. For the third year, the good people at O'Brien Press are giving young designers a chance to see their artwork featured on the cover of a published book. This year, they are looking to re-jacket October Moon, a classic horror novel by Michael Scott. (closing date November 1, 2010) For more details on this, and other competitions as well as hundreds of reviews and recommendations on children's books published late 2009 and throughout 2010, pick up a copy of 'BookFest', CBI's recommended reading guide for 2010. It's free and available in bookshops everywhere. To find out more about events taking place in your area, log on to the Children's Books Ireland website. They'll have all you need to know!


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