Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year 2008-2009

The shortlist for The Bistro Children’s Book of the Year Awards has been announced.  The age range is large and makes for a very intriguing list of finalists:

Airman by Eoin Colfer

An Phleist Mhór by Ré O’Laighléis, Susan Edwards & Emily Colenso

Anila’s Journey by Mary Finn

Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

Brionglóidí by Áine Ní Ghlinn & Carol Betera

Creature of the Night by Kate Thompson

Her Mother’s Face by Roddy Doyle

Highway Robbery by Kate Thompson

The Gift of the Magi by PJ Lynch

The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers