Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CBI Book of the Year Awards...almost

We are all anxiously awaiting word.... who will win the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2013. Fortunately, we don't have much longer.... the announcement of the most prestigious book awards for excellence in children's literature will be announced tomorrow!
Before we go any further, here's a quick reminder of the shortlist:
OH NO GEORGE, by Chris Haughton
Publisher: Walker (London)
ISBN: 978-1406332254 (HBK)
THE WEIGHT OF WATER by Sarah Crossan
Publisher: Bloomsbury (London)
ISBN: 978-1408830239 (PBK)
HÓNG by Anna Heussaff
Publisher: Cló Iar-Chonnacht (Galway)
ISBN: 978-909367616 (PBK)
DARK WARNING by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Orion (London)
ISBN: 978-1842556788 (PBK)
GROUNDED by Sheena Wilkinson
Publisher: Little Island (Dublin)
ISBN: 978-1908195173 (PBK)
 NA LAOCHRA IS LÚ le Laoise Ní Chléirigh agus Steve Simpson (illus.)
Publisher: An Gum (Dublin)
ISBN: 978-1857910988 (PBK)
THE TERRIBLE THING THAT HAPPENED TO BARNABY BROCKET by John Boyne and Oliver Jeffers (illus).
Publisher: Random House (London)
ISBN: 978-0857531469 (HBK)
THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME by Oliver Jeffers
Publisher: Harper Collins (London)
ISBN: 978-0007263875 (PBK)
SPELLBOUND: TALES OF ENCHANTMENT FROM ANCIENT IRELAND by Siobhán Parkinson and Olwyn Whelan (illus).
Publisher: Frances Lincoln (London)
ISBN: 978-1847801401 (HBK)
These wonderful books are competing for The Book of the Year Award, The Eilís Dillon Award for a first time author or illustrator, Honour Awards for Fiction and Illustration as well as a Judge’s Special Award. And let's not forget my favourite... the Children's Choice Award; an innovative award is chosen by ten junior juries, specially selected throughout Ireland. All have been reading, debating and considering each book on the shortlist for selection of this award.
Personally, I will be on pins and needles until I hear! The very best of luck to all!

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