Children's Books Ireland

Children’s Books Ireland  is the national children’s books organisation of Ireland. They have various events that aim to engage young people with books, foster a greater understanding of the importance of books for young people and act as a core resource for those with an interest in books for children in Ireland. Their vision is an Ireland in which books are central to every child’s life and where meaningful engagement with books is supported by passionate and informed adults in families, schools, libraries and communities all across the island. They strive to make books central to every child’s life on the island of Ireland through developing audiences for children’s books, supporting and celebrating excellent authors and illustrators.

Reading can transform a child’s life as it improves literacy and builds vocabulary in young minds. This wonderful organisation champions every child’s right to excellent books and live literature events, inform adults who influence children’s reading and support children’s authors and illustrators who make that goal possible. Reading has the power to change lives, with research clearly demonstrating that reading for pleasure improves literacy, numeracy and builds vocabulary in young children.

The funding from our players has allowed the organisation to grow in working to improve the lives of children and young people all over the island of Ireland and ensure that every child has a chance to develop a love of reading. Their impact across Ireland has been huge we're delighted to support a wonderful organization that that benefits children and young people.