2020 Children’s Books Ireland Awards

The award announcement ceremony for the Children’s Books Ireland Awards was broadcast online for the first time in the award’s 30-year history. And all of the winners are women! The awards celebrate the best of Irish books for young people. Some of the winners are in the Irish language.

BOOK OF THE YEAR

Nóinín

Nóinín by Máire Zepf

 

HONOUR AWARD FOR FICTION WINNER

Toffee by Sarah Crossan (Published in U.S. in July 2020 as Being Toffee)

 

HONOUR AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION WINNER

The Tide by Ashling Lindsay

 

EILÍS DILLON AWARD WINNER

Mor agus Muilc 2019 (Hardback)

Mór agus Muilc by Kim Sharkey

 

THE JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD WINNER

The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan (coming to the U.S. in February 2021)

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