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 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
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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