Rebels and Rulebreakers



The annual Children’s Books Ireland conference is sure to be full of, yeap – you guessed it; rebels and rulebreakers!


The conference will be held in Smithfield’s Light House Cinema on the 18th and 19th May 2013.

Anyone with an interest in children’s books is welcome: parents, writers, teacher, readers, librarians, illustrators.




The Lineup: 

‘Prince of Preschool’ Hervé Tullet

Bestseller John Boyne


Comic book heroes Sarah McIntyreAlan Nolan and Rory McConville


Claude the Dog’s creator Alex T. Smith


Author of The Weight of Water Sarah Crossan


Brazilian author Ana Maria Machado


Cló Mhaigh Eo publisher Colmán Ó Raghallaigh


Recent Caldecott medal winner Jon Klassen

Translator, festival curator and journalist Sarah Ardizzone

Light House


The conference is now open for booking click on the link to download the form!




For the 2013 conference CBI are putting together a session about Irish authors/illustrators for children who have fallen off ‘the edge of the page’ & whose work has been forgotten. They want to ask YOU to talk for a few mins about authors/illustrators you love who need to be re-examined. Email aoife@childrensbooksireland.ie with your suggestions!

Published by Michelle Moloney King

Bookish and paintish! Mother, wife, teacher, and follower of flow.

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