Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Walker Eireann on TV

The Walker Eireann picturebooks will very soon be featured on TG4.

Here are the transmission times although I'm sure they will be repeated.
Ar Strae Beagán (A bit Lost)- 20/12/2013 @ 15:30
Stiúcaí Stiúgtha (Ravenous Beast)- 13/12/2013 @ 15:30
Ulchabháin óga (Owl Babies) - 09/12/2013 @ 15:30
Tomhais méid mo ghrá duit (Guess how much I love you)- 05/12/2013 @ 15:30
Mící Meabhrach (Baby Brains)- 11/12/2013 @ 15:30

For the moment you can still listen to these stories read by Gabriel Rosenstock here 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

New York Times Best Illustrated Books 2013

The winners of the New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books Awards for 2013 were announced earlier this week. Since 1952, the Book Review has convened an independent panel of judges to select picture books on the basis of artistic merit. Each year, judges choose from among thousands of picture books for what is the only annual award of its kind.
The judges for 2013 were the Caldecott medalist Brian Selznick, who has twice won Times Best Illustrated awards, for “Walt Whitman: Words for America,” by Barbara Kerley, and “The Invention of Hugo Cabret”; Betsy Bird, a children’s book specialist at the New York Public Library and the author of the picture book “Giant Dance Party”; and Steven Heller, longtime art director at The Times, co-chairman of the M.F.A. Designer as Author and Entrepreneur program at the School of Visual Arts, and Visuals columnist for the Book Review.

Click Here to see the winning books.

Picturebooks in the Media

Well after an evening in Smock Alley Theatre discussing the lack of regard in the Irish Media for children's books and in particular, picturebooks,  the Irish Times printed a full page on Niamh Sharkey, her success with Brownbag film and Disney and also a piece on the Pictúir exhibition at IMMA.  I'm off to find some humble pie!!!