CBI Book of the Year Awards...almost
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!