Irish Children’s Book Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the CBI Book of the Year Awards 2016 has been announced. The awards are given to the best in children’s literature and illustration written or illustrated by people born or resident in Ireland. Winners will be announced on May 23. Here is the shortlist:

Asking For It The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

Asking for It by Louise O’Neill

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne

The Day the Crayons Came Home Gulliver

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Gulliver by Jonathan Swift, retold by Mary Webb, illustrated by Lauren O’Neill

Imaginary Fred Irelandopedia: A Compendium of Maps, Facts and Knowledge

Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Irelandopedia by John Burke, illustrated by Fatti Burke

Ná Gabh ar Scoil by Máire Zepf, illustrated by Tarsila Krüse

One The Wordsmith

One by Sarah Crossan

The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde