(Above, from left: Daniel Bradley (9), Nahla Burke (3), Martha Quinn (9) and Benjamin Bradley (9) in Dublin’s Royal Hibernian Academy, launching the 23rd Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards.)
That changes TODAY.
Children’s Books Ireland has announced its shortlist for the Book of the Year.
And what a page-turning 12 months it has been in children’s writing.
The shortlisted include:
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
Hóng by Anna Heussaff
Na Laochra is Lú by Laoise Ní Cléirigh and illustrated by Steve Simpson
Spellbound by Siobhán Parkinson and illustrated by Olwyn Whelan
Mise agus an Dragún by Patricia Forde and illustrated by Steve Simpson
Dark Warning by Marie Louise Fitzpatrick
Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson
And we have all TEN to give away to the favourite niece/nephew of YOUR choice in a competition that could help you win their affection for at least a YEAR.
To enter, complete this sentence.
I would like to give my [niece/nephew]___________the Children’s Books of the year because________________
Lines close at 3pm.
Winner announced in comments section by 5pm.