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Opportunity for Schools to Publish Books!

Kids’ Own are looking for schools nationwide that would be interested in our process, projects and adventures to contact us with their details for future projects. Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership develop a wide range of programmes for children, young people and families throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. All our projects are unique and tailored to suit the needs of the people and communities we are working wit
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Kids’ Own Delighted to Announce Three New Tenders

We are delighted to announce that we are putting forward three new Tenders for upcoming projects. A Feasibility Study for a Children’s Cultural Centre in Sligo. Kids’ Own wishes to identify the need, potential and feasibility of a dedicated children’s cultural centre in Sligo, serving the region of Sligo County and surrounding counties of Mayo, Roscommon, Donegal and Leitrim. The feasibility study is list
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Virtually There Video Series

In the first of a new series of short videos about the Virtually there Project, we share the work of children from P2 and 3, Aughnacloy P.S. working with dancer Lisa Cahill and teacher Leanna Kyle to explore and discover the environment through their senses, “Scavenger hunters – we go out. We go out to find, seek out, track and capture”. KIDS’ OWN VIRTUALLY THERE PROJECT JOURNAL from Kids’ Own on Vi
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Kids’ Own Books to Belgium!

We’re busy packing up books for Motamo International Biennial of children’s books in Belgium. We look forward to sharing 25 of our titles with others from the children’s book sector from around the world! For more information about Motamo visit http://www.motamo.org/Bienvenue.html If you want to check out some of our book titles please visit http://kidsown.ie/shop/
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The Kids’ Own Book Factory at Sligo Children’s Book Festival

We had two marvellous days at The Model Sligo for the Book Factory as part of Sligo Children’s Book Festival. So many wonderful and imaginative stories to tell, too many to mention but rockets, rainbows, magical trees and farting unicorns all featured, as did jokes and grannies that weren’t so funny! In its fifth year, The Book Factory was delighted to welcome parents, children and teachers new and old to
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Kids’ Own Book Factory on World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day 2017! And as part of The Sligo Children’s Book Festival launch, Kids’ Own were delighted to welcome Taunagh National School, Riverstown www.taunaghns.ie/ to join us at the Book Factory at The Model Sligo themodel.ie/.  Mayor of Sligo Marie Casserly mariecasserly.ie/ even called by to see the children’s work! A massive thanks to the pupils and teachers of Taunagh NS for their
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The Kids’ Own Book Factory at Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2017

The Kids’ Own Book Factory is back and will be resident at The Model during Sligo Children’s Book Festival with artist Naomi Draper and writer Jo Holmwood. Children and families are invited to join the book-making bustle and develop their own unique books through a creative process supported by the artist and writer. Places are limited so booking is essential. Thursday 2nd March: Schools only 9.30am/11am and Su
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Across an Open Field launches at Gael na bhFál, Belfast

Our brand new book, Across an Open Field, had its final launch in Belfast last Wednesday 1st February, and was celebrated by pupils from Gaelscoil na bhFál, who took part in the two-year history project, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund. At Gaelscoil na bhFál, 19 children were supported in their research by teachers Catherine McParland, Luíseach Fitzpatrick, Úna Méabh O’Hanlon, Róisín L
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‘Across an Open Field’ launched with the pupils of Laghey P.S, Dungannon

Across an Open Field was launched at Laghey Primary School on Tuesday 31st January. Children from P3 to P5 were supported in their research by artist Ann Donnelly, writer Mary Branley, teachers Siobhan Coleman, Geraldine Martin and Magdelana Mullan, and Dungannon Library. Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated global and national happenings, local events and family stor
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