CBI Book of the Year 2019 Shortlist Announced
Children's Books Ireland (CBI) has announced the ten titles that will compete for the 29th CBI Book of the Year awards. The big reveal was held today (Monday, 11 March) at the Strand Theatre in Belfast as part of the Young at Art, Belfast Childrens Festival.
The ten books will vie for the most prestigious awards in childrens' literature in Ireland, including Honour Award for Fiction, Honour Award for Illustration, the Eílis Dillon Award for a first childrens' book, The Judges' Special Award, CBI Book of the Year and the Childrens' Choice Award which is selected in close cooperation with reading groups from schools, libraries and bookshops registered in the CBI Shadowing Scheme across the island.
The books selected have all displayed the highest level of literary excellence, appeal to their audience of children and young people, entertain and engage the audience and development and/or challenge the childs' growth as a reader and their sense of understanding of the world.
The shortlist for 2019:
Mucking About by John Chambers
Little Island Books, ISBN 9781912417056
The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN 9781408871539
Beag Bídeach scríofa ag Sadhbh Devlin, maisithe ag Róisín Hahessy
Futa Fata, ISBN 9781910945407
The Great Irish Weather Book written by Joanna Donnelly, illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree
Gill Books, ISBN 9780717180936
Between Tick and Tock written by Louise Greig, illustrated by Ashling Lindsay
Egmont Publishing, ISBN 9781405286596
Tin by Pádraig Kenny
Chicken House, ISBN 9781911077657
Tuesdays are Just as Bad by Cethan Leahy
Mercier Press, ISBN 9781781175644
The Pooka Party by Shona Shirley Macdonald
The O’Brien Press, ISBN 9781788490009
Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals written by Rob Maguire, illustrated by Aga Grandowicz
Little Island Books, ISBN 9781910411940
Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain
Walker Books, ISBN 9781406375657
An incredible shortlist, indeed! Congratulations to all and the very best of luck.
The winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony in May.
For more information on the CBI Book of the Year Awards, the shortlist and all upcoming announcements, you can follow the links below.
Also I've included a link for the Belfast Childrens' Festival.