Children’s Books Ireland Winners

The CBI Book of the Year for 2012 has been announced

The winner of the CBI Book of the Year is also the winner of the Children’s Choice Award, the first time the same book has won both awards!

The winner is:

Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan


The Eilis Dillon Award is awarded to a first time author or illustrator.  The winner is:

The Butterfly Heart by Paula Leyden


Three additional awards were given this year:


The Judges Special Award went to My Dad Is 10 Years Old by Mark O’Sullivan

The Honour Award for Illustration went to Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

The Honour Award for Fiction went to Maitríóisce by Siobhan Parkinson


There is also a 2012 shortlist that features the best of Irish writing and illustration for young people.  It includes the titles above and the following four:


A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle

Bruised by Siobhan Parkinson


O Chrann Go Crann by Caitriona Hastings, illustrated by Andrew Whitson

Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll by Derek Keilty