Sara Keating: A welcome opportunity for Irish children’s writers to make their voices heard

Discover Irish Kids’ Books, a campaign led by children’s author Sarah Webb, aims to persuade booksellers to promote ‘home-grown’ children’s books over those of non-Irish authors

Children’s author Sarah Webb is working with publishers to make the promotion of Irish children’s books a priority. See

What is the young reader in your life – sitting opposite you, perhaps, as you peruse the Sunday newspapers – reading these days? And what are you reading aloud to the child in your life who hasn’t yet mastered the difficult task of deciphering letters on a page? A Julia Donaldson classic that chimes with their love of rhyme? The latest in the Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney? Maybe a funny book by prolific ...