2021 An Post Irish Book Awards Shortlists

The An Post Irish Book Awards 2021 Shortlists have been announced. These Irish book awards include awards for top bookshops and poetry as well as fiction and nonfiction for adults and juvenile titles. Here are the shortlisted titles for the two children’s awards and the teen awards.

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (SENIOR)

Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares

Aldrin Adams and the Cheese Nightmares by Paul Howard, illustrated by Lee Cosgrove

Cover for Lily's Dream

Lily’s Dream: A Lissadell Story by Judi Curtin, illustrated by Rachel Corcoran

Cover for The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street

The Little Bee Charmer of Henrietta Street by Sarah Webb, illustrated by Rachel Corcoran

Mr Spicebag by Freddie Alexander, illustrated by Helen O’Higgins

The Shadows of Rookhaven

The Shadows of Rookhaven by Pádraig Kenny, illustrated by Edward Bettison

The Summer I Robbed A Bank

The Summer I Robbed A Bank by David O’Doherty, illustrated by Chris Judge

CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE YEAR (JUNIOR)

Evie's Christmas wishes by Siobhán Parkinson

Evie’s Christmas Wishes by Siobhán Parkinson, illustrated by Shannon Bergin

A Hug for You | Adam King | David King

A Hug For You by David King, illustrated by Rhiannon Archard

Cover for Maybe...

Maybe… by Chris Haughton

Cover for Puffling and the Egg

Puffling and the Egg by Erika McGann & Gerry Daly

Cover for There's a Ghost In This House

There’s a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers

Cover for Up on the Mountain

Up on the Mountain by Peter Donnelly

TEEN/YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR

Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth by Meg Grehan

Cover for Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating

Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating by Adiba Jaigirdar

The Legend of Valentine Sorrow

The Legend of Valentine Sorrow by Caroline Busher

The New Girl

The New Girl by Sinéad Moriarty

Cover for Not My Problem

Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth

What Love Looks Like

What Love Looks Like by Jarlath Gregory

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