Children’s Books Ireland Award Winners

The winners of the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland awards have been announced. The awards “identify, honour and promote excellence in books for young people by Irish authors and illustrators.” They are the most prestigious children’s book awards in Ireland. Here are the winners:

JUNIOR JURIES’ AWARD (most popular book from the youth juries)

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

HONOUR AWARD FOR FICTION

The Monsters of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny, illustrated by Edward Bettison (released in U.S. in September 2021)

HONOUR AWARD FOR ILLUSTRATION

The Haunted Lake by P.J. Lynch

JUDGES’ SPECIAL AWARD

Why The Moon Travels

Why the Moon Travels by Oein DeBhairduin, illustrated by Leanne McDonagh

EILIS DILLON AWARD

Why The Moon Travels

Why the Moon Travels by Oein DeBhairduin, illustrated by Leanne McDonagh

THE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Savage Her Reply

Savage Her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan

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