Childrens Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2018

The Childrens Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards shortlist is out! And what an incredible shortlist it is! I am not going to go on and on about this, because the visual will always say it better. So here's the list!
This years' shortlist contains a strong showing by Irish publishers and all are truly outstanding choices. The shortlist contains:
A Dangerous Crossing by Jane Mitchell
A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea written by Sarah Webb and illustrated by Steve McCarthy
Chocolate Cake written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Kevin Waldron
 Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
Illegal written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin and illustrated by Giovanni Rigano
Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
Rabbit and Bear: The Pest in the Nest written by Julian Gough and illustrated by Jim Field
Star by Star by Sheena Wilkinson
Tangleweed and Brine written by Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan
The Space Between by Meg Grehan
And my heartfelt congratulations to ALL the nominees. Fantastic news for all of you and I wish you all the best.
To readers, I can absolutely recommend all of the nominated titles. You can't go wrong with any of them. They are fantastic!
The winners of the awards, which includes the landmark Childrens Choice Award chosen by a vote from young people across the country, will be announced in a ceremony at Dublins' Smock Alley Theatre on the 23rd of May, 2018. See you there!

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