CBI Book of the Year Awards 2014 have been announced! Now in their 24th year, big, big congratulations go out to:
Hagwitch. Hagwitch takes us on a remarkable journey between 16th century London and the modern day to spin a spell-binding tale.
The Day the Crayons Quit (author: Drew Daywalt). This award is chosen by Junior Juries throughout Ireland.
Paula Leyden received the Judge's Special Award for her brilliant novel The Sleeping Baobab Tree. The judges said, ‘Combining robust character development with vivid descriptions of the
Zambian landscape, Leyden skilfully creates an evocative and atmospheric
narrative that explores themes of friendship, family and human rights.’
Mysterious Traveller (written by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham). PJ's illustration propel the reader into an evocative and timeless journey.
Congratulations to both the winners AND the judges. It was a difficult job, but well done to all.