Thursday, November 12, 2015

Irish Book Awards 2015

It's time again for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. The shortlist have been posted and you have a few days left to vote for your favourite and best in Irish literature 2015. A fantastic selection of Irish books published this year are represented in the 13 different categories. But here, I am going to give a shout out for the childrens shortlists. There are but two categories, but what an incredible selection!
In the Specsavers Childrens Book of the Year Junior category:
I'm A Girl by Yasmeen Ismail
The Snow Beast by Chris Judge
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower by P.J. Lynch
A Dublin Fairytale by Nicola Colton
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers

The Specsavers Childrens Book of the Year Senior category includes:
Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
Darkmouth: Worlds Explode by Shane Hegarty
Demon Road by Derek Landy
One by Sarah Crossan
Once Upon A Place by Eoin Colfer (Editor)
The Boy At The Top Of The Mountain by John Boyne

You can vote now for the books you feel deserve this wonderful award honouring our brilliant Irish authors and illustrators in all categories. Consider well! And follow the link to cast your votes:
http://www.irishbookawards.ie/

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