Showing posts from January, 2018


This year, 2018, is the year of the BOLD GIRLS!  At Childrens' Books Ireland, a resolution was made to be bold and all across the country, those of us in the book world have resolved to join in. On 8 March, we celebrate International Womens' Day worldwide. On this day, CBI will launch the BOLD GIRLS reading guide and campaign to mark one hundred years of womens' suffrage in Ireland and to celebrate the strong, magnificent and brave women and girls in childrens' books. Be it wonderful histories and biographies of those great women in times gone by or fictional female characters that defy social convention and the odds to bring a unique and exciting perspective, this guide will point you in the right direction. We saw this literary movement truly emerging with GOOD NIGHT STORIES FOR REBEL GIRLS by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo; a wondrous collection of one page stories, each about a different woman from the past and present who has made an innovative contri

Hello! Happy New Book Year!

Hi everyone, I've been away from the blog for a while. Apologies and thank you for continuing to check in with me while I had a bit of a hiatus. Of course I have to open this New Year with pointing out the great childrens' new books that are coming your way. Some have already been released and are waiting for you at your favourite bookshop. (Hint: If you don't see them on the shelf, just ask a knowledgeable member of staff. They will be happy to order it for you. And there is generally no delivery charge, unlike most online services.) Here's a taster of some of the books I am particularly excited about...coming soon to a bookshop near you. LB and a taster of great 2018 releases