The Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards Shortlist for 2013 has been announced.  These are the top children’s book awards in Ireland.  The ten titles on the shortlist will compete for six awards, including the Children’s Choice Award.  Winners will be announced on May 8, 2013.

Here are the shortlisted books:

Dark Warning Grounded 

Dark Warning by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson

Hóng by Anna Heussaff

  Oh No, George! Spellbound: Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland

MISE AGUS AN DRAGÚN by Patricia Forde and Steve Simpson( Illus).

NA LAOCHRA IS LÚ le Laoise Ní Chléirigh agus Steve Simpson

Oh No, George by Chris Haughton

Spellbound: Tales of Enchantment from Ancient Ireland by Siobhán Parkinson, illustrated by Olwyn Whelan

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket This Moose Belongs to Me The Weight of Water

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan