Thursday, May 3, 2012

CBI Book of the Year 2012

Another item in the world of children's literature happening at the end of May....
the winner of the CBI Children's Book of the Year 2012 (formerly the Bisto awards) will be announced on 28th of May. This award is now in it's 22nd year! The shortlist was announced in March, the school shadowing scheme is churning away in schools throughout the country to select the Children's Choice award, and the panel of judges that worked so diligently to whittle down an impressive and expansive longlist to and impressive and concise shortlist is now working away even more diligently to hone in on the winners.

In case you missed the shortlist previously, here's a brief recap:
A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL by Roddy Doyle
BRUISED by Siobhán Parkinson
INTO THE GREY by Celine Kiernan
MAITRÍÓISCE by Siobhán Parkinson
MY DAD IS TEN YEARS OLD: AND IT’S PURE WEIRD by Mark O’Sullivan
Ó CHRANN GO CRANN le Caitríona Hastings agus Andrew Whitson (illus.)
STUCK by Oliver Jeffers
THE BUTTERFLY HEART by Paula Leyden
WILL GALLOWS AND THE SNAKE-BELLIED TROLL by Derek Keilty

In addition to the Book of the Year Award, Children's Books Ireland also presents several others at this annual event:
The Eilís Dillon Award for a first children’s book
The Honour Award for Fiction
The Honour Award for Illustration
The Special Judges’ Award



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