Do you know of a school in need who might welcome a visit from the Bookbag team? Then please share this with them!
Applications are now invited from interested Dublin primary schools, for the Bookbag project 2017! Bookbag is a children’s book gifting initiative, now in its fourth year.
It was established by picturebook maker and creator of the Henry Hugglemonster series, Niamh Sharkey Author and Illustrator, during her term as Laureate na nÓg (2012–2014) and is delivered in partnership with Brown Bag Films and Children’s Books Ireland.
Aimed at schools in areas of disadvantage, which may not have the necessary resources to fund author or illustrator visits or books for a school library, the Bookbag project builds a buzz around reading and encourages a whole-school reading culture, which should be sustainable beyond the duration of the project.
Bookbag ensures that every child in the school has access to at least one book in their home.
The books gifted are chosen carefully: they are visually striking, entertaining, funny and engaging; the type of book that we hope will draw in a child who does not already think of themselves as a reader.