About Children's Book Festival

About Children's Book Festival


CBF LogoWelcome to this year’s Children’s Book Festival online! It’s been an unusual year so far but we are delighted to be able to bring you our Festival again. All our events this year will be online with the option to watch almost anything you want. 

CBF 2020 Highlighted Authors


Festival Highlights include

Cressida Cowell (Waterstones Children’s Laureate, 2019 – 2022) Author of the How To Train Your Dragon series

Muireann NÍ Chíobháin, screenwriter, creator and performer and author of Scúnc agus Smúírín

Steve Skidmore with his fantastic iHero series where you get to choose what happens…

Nicola Pierce,  author of The Spirit of the Titanic and Kings of the Boyne with her latest book.

We also have storytellers, cartoonists, two autism friendly videos by author and illustrator Oisín McGann, music events, our ever-popular book quiz, competitions for book hampers, book tokens and loads more. There is literally something for everyone from ages 4 – 12 years and don’t forget to check out our Family Days.

Visit our Events Page to check out all the details of what's on. And make sure to enter our Competitions and be in with a chance to win some great prizes.


Booking Information for Schools

Schools can book any of the events by emailing childrensbookfestival@meathcoco.ie with details of your school, class and number of pupils.  Please include the name of the event(s) that you would like to book.  You will receive an email with the links to the Events you have requested and you can watch the event at a time that suits you.

Most of the videos will be available for viewing on our YouTube Channel from the 1st to the 25th of October.

Feedback Competition

Fill in our feedback sheet to be in with a chance to win a €120 Book Hamper. 

Family Day

A selection of videos from the programme will be available for general viewing on our YouTube Channel on Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th of October.  

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