Kids’ Own Publishing is a pioneering social purpose arts organisation that empowers children, families and communities from diverse cultural, social and linguistic backgrounds to share their stories through artist-led processes and community publishing. Children’s community publishing is widely endorsed by professionals in early learning centres, schools and libraries, as a highly effective way for children to engage with books. Kids’ Own Publishing was originally founded in Ireland in 1997 by Victoria Ryle and Simon Spain.  Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership continues in County Sligo with Orla Kenny at the helm.

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International recognition for Donkeys Can’t Fly on Planes

Donkeys Can’t Fly on Planes has recently received a huge accolade: making it into the annual White Ravens catalogue, which features a select list of International Youth Literature from all over the world. 200 titles are chosen from more than 40 countries, in over 30 languages.  Titles are chosen for the universal relevance of the […]

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Digital storytelling in the hands of children

WePublish was featured in the first week of October 2014 in the Kids’ section of the Apple App Store – a David next to the Goliath of Disney, Dora the Explora et al.   WePublish, a new app publishing tool for the 21st century for iPads is the latest addition to the Kids’ Own Publishing’s […]

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Holiday Workshops at Abbotsford Convent

We’ll be running holiday workshops as part of the Abbotsford Convent Holiday program once again. Kids aged 5 and up take a whistle-stop tour through the publishing process – thinking, writing, illustrating – and making your own book! Famed author, Tony Wilson, who also has a studio at the Convent, will drop by to read […]

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