Tuesday, March 19, 2013

CBI Book of the Year Awards Shortlist

The CBI Book of the Year Awards (the leading childrens' book awards in Ireland) shortlist for 2013 was revealed today. There are 10 titles, each of which is competing for 6 different awards. Included in the awards is the Children's Choice Award, which, personally I feel is the most coveted. This award is voted for by a panel of 10 young juries from across the country to select the one book that children favour above the others. I've always said, if you want to know if a childrens' book is really good.... ask a kid.
The awards winners in all six categories will be announced at a ceremony held on May 8.
And here's the shortlist:
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
Hóng by Anna Heussaff
Na Laochra is Lú by Laoise Ní Cléirigh and illustrated by Steve Simpson
Spellbound by Siobhán Parkinson and illustrated by Olwyn Whelan
Mise agus an Dragún by Patricia Forde and illustrated by Steve Simpson
Dark Warning by Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson

Now, there's an amazing list! So incredibly difficult to choose a favourite.... good luck  and congratulations to all the author/illustrators.

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