2015 Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Short List

The short list for the 25th Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards has been announced. Winners will be announced in May. The books are for all ages and must be written in English or Irish by authors or illustrators born or residing in Ireland.  Here is the short list:

When Mr. Dog Bites Apple and Rain

When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

Shh! We Have a Plan Once Upon an Alphabet: Short Stories for All the Letters

Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton

Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers

The Apple Tart of Hope Daideo

The Apple Tart of Hope by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Daideo by Áine Ní Ghlinn

Only Ever Yours Haiku: más é do thoil é!

Only Ever Yours by Louise O’Neill

Haiku Más é do thoil é! by Gabriel Rosenstock illustrated by Brian Fitzgerald

Primperfect Beyond the Stars: Twelve Tales of Adventure, Magic and Wonder

Primperfect by Deirdre Sullivan

Beyond the Stars compiled by Sarah Webb