2018 An Post Irish Book Award Nominees

The shortlist for the An Post Irish Book Awards has been announced. Here are the nominees in the youth categories:

NATIONAL BOOK TOKENS CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (JUNIOR)

 Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

The First Christmas Jumper (And the Sheep Who Changed Everything) by Ryan Tubridy, illustrated by Chris Judge

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers

I say OOH You say AAH The Magic Moment

I Say Ooh, You Say Aah by John Kane

The Magic Moment by Niall Breslin, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

Pooka Party The President’s Cat

The Pooka Party by Shona Shirley Macdonald

The President’s Cat by Peter Donnelly

 

NATIONAL BOOK TOKENS CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (SENIOR)

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World The Dog Who Lost His Bark

Blazing a Trail: Irish Women Who Changed the World by Sarah Webb, illustrated by Lauren O’Neill

The Dog Who Lost His Bark by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by P. J. Lynch

Secret Science: The Amazing World Beyond Your Eyes The Storm Keeper's Island

Secret Science: The Amazing World Beyond Your Eyes by Dara Ó Briain, illustrated by Dan Brammall

The Storm Keeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle

Tin The Trouble with Perfect (A Place Called Perfect)

Tin by Pádraig Kenny

The Trouble with Perfect by Helena Duggan

 

DEPT51@EASON TEEN / YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR

Dark Wood Dark Water Doctor Who: Twelve Angels Weeping: Twelve stories of the villains from Doctor Who (Dr Who)

Dark Wood Dark Water by Tina Callaghan

Doctor Who: Twelve Angels Weeping by Dave Rudden

Spare and Found Parts The Surface Breaks

Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Maria Griffin

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers The Wren Hunt

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan

The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson

 

 

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