2019 Irish Book Awards Shortlist

The shortlists for the 2019 An Post Irish Book Awards have been announced. There are three categories specifically for books for youth. Here are the shortlists in those categories:

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (JUNIOR)

123 Ireland! Boot: Small Robot Big Adventure

123 Ireland! by Aoife Dooley

Boot: Small Robot, Big Adventure by Shane Hegarty, illustrated by Ben Mantle

Don't Worry, Little Crab The President's Surprise

Don’t Worry Little Crab by Chris Haughton

The President’s Surprise by Peter Donnelly

The high five by Niall Breslin Tiny and Teeny by Chris Judge

Take Five by Niall Breslin, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

Tiny and Teeny by Chris Judge

 

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR SENIOR

Family Fun Unplugged Gordon's Game

Family Fun Unplugged by Peter Cosgrove

Gordon’s Game by Gordon D’Arcy and Paul Howard

Lily at Lissadell The Lost Tide Warriors (Storm Keeper, #2)

Lily at Lissadell by Judi Curtin

The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle

Shooting For the Stars: My Journey to Become Ireland's First Astronaut A Strange Kind of Brave

Shooting for the Stars: My Journey to Become Ireland’s First Astronaut by Norah Patten, illustrated by Jennifer Farley

A Strange Kind of Brave by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

 

TEEN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR

All the Bad Apples All the Invisible Things

All the Bad Apples by Moira Fowley-Doyle

All the Invisible Things by Orlagh Collins

The M Word Other Words for Smoke

The M Word by Brian Conaghan

Other Words for Smoke by Sarah Maria Griffin

Perfectly Preventable Deaths Toffee

Perfectly Preventable Deaths by Deirdre Sullivan

Toffee by Sarah Crossan