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Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2016

Shortlist announced for the Children's Books Ireland  Book of the Year Awards 2016, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland.

Each of the nine titles will compete for the high calibre awards, which includes the innovative Children’s Choice Award, voted for by young readers across the country. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 23rd May at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre.

The shortlisted titles are:

Imaginary 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 writtenby 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

 

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