Friday, October 21, 2011

Irish Book Awards 2011

The shortlist for the Irish Book Awards 2011 were announced yesterday, and there is very steep competition in both the Childrens' categories. For the Children's Book of the Year- Jr.., we have some truly beautifully entries: Stuck by Oliver Jeffers, Marco Moves In by Gerry Boland, Sally Go Round The Stars by Sarah Webb and Steve McCarthy, The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge and Adam's World of Wonders by Benji Bennett. In the Children's Book of the Year - Sr. category (ages 8+); And For Your Information by Denise Deegan, Arthur Quinn and the World Snake by Alan Early, The Saga of Larten Crepsley:Ocean of Blood by Darren Shan, The Real Rebecca by Anna Carey and Skulduggery Pleasant: The Death Bringer by Derek Landy. All very worthy contestants, I assure you. Now... who to vote for......

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