Wednesday, March 9, 2016

CBI Book of the Year Awards 2016 Shortlist!

The Childrens Books Ireland shortlist for the Book of the Year Awards was announced yesterday, Tuesday the 8th of March at the Duncairn Arts Centre in Belfast. This is the 26th year of the most prestigious awards in childrens' literature in Ireland, and what an amazing shortlist! The list includes titles for every age group from picture books through Young Adult titles.
These awards include the wonderful Childrens Choice Award, voted for by children all over the country. This is my favourite award! I have always said if you want to find a really good childrens' book, ask the kids. They will not steer you wrong. So, as I look at the list, of course I have my favourites, but I am wondering what the kids will say.

Here's the list, in no particular order:
Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer and Oliver Jeffers
Gulliver retold by Mary Webb, illustrated by Lauren O'Neill
The Boy at the Top of the Moutain by John Boyne
The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, ullustrated by Oliver Jeffers
Irelandopedia by John and Fatti Burke
Asking For It by Louise O'Neill
Ná Gabh Ar Scoil by Máire Zepf, illustrated by Tarsila Kruse
One by Sarah Crossan
The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde

Huge congratulations to all the nominees. Fingers crossed!
The winners will be announced at a ceremony held on 23rd of May in a ceremony at Dublins' Smock Alley Theatre. See you all there!

http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie/blog/2016/03/07/cbi-2016-book-year-awards-shortlist-announced
maginary Fred written by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Day the Crayons Came Home illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
Gulliver illustrated by Lauren O’Neill
Asking for It written by Louise O’Neill
Ná Gabh ar Scoil written by Máire Zepf, illustrated by Tarsila Krüse
Irelandopedia written by John Burke, illustrated by Fatti Burke
The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde
One by Sarah Crossan
- See more at: http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie/blog/2016/03/07/cbi-2016-book-year-awards-shortlist-announced#sthash.76TpLoUo.dpuf
maginary Fred written by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Day the Crayons Came Home illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
Gulliver illustrated by Lauren O’Neill
Asking for It written by Louise O’Neill
Ná Gabh ar Scoil written by Máire Zepf, illustrated by Tarsila Krüse
Irelandopedia written by John Burke, illustrated by Fatti Burke
The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde
One by Sarah Crossan
- See more at: http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie/blog/2016/03/07/cbi-2016-book-year-awards-shortlist-announced#sthash.76TpLoUo.dpuf
maginary Fred written by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Day the Crayons Came Home illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
Gulliver illustrated by Lauren O’Neill
Asking for It written by Louise O’Neill
Ná Gabh ar Scoil written by Máire Zepf, illustrated by Tarsila Krüse
Irelandopedia written by John Burke, illustrated by Fatti Burke
The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde
One by Sarah Crossan
- See more at: http://www.childrensbooksireland.ie/blog/2016/03/07/cbi-2016-book-year-awards-shortlist-announced#sthash.76TpLoUo.dpuf

2 comments:

  1. Interesting! Our short list doesn't come out till April. Have you read any of these?

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  2. Hi Sue,
    Would you believe, I've read them all apart from Ná Gabh Ar Scoil (because my Irish is appalling!). I have however read the pictures in that one...which tell the story beautifully!
    Very strong list! Of course, I have my favourites that I am routing for!
    Mary

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