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CBI Book of the Year 2019 Shortlist Announced

CBI Book of the Year 2019 Shortlist Announced


Ten titles will compete for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2019, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland.

The shortlist for the 29th Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) Book of the Year Awards was revealed today, Monday 11th March 2019 at the Strand Arts Centre, Belfast as part of Belfast Children’s Festival. Each of the ten titles will compete for the high-calibre awards, which includes the innovative Children’s Choice Award, voted for by young readers across the island of Ireland. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 22nd May at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre as part of International Literature Festival Dublin. The awards and Children’s Choice Award shadowing scheme are kindly supported by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

The shortlisted titles are:

  • Mucking About by John Chambers
  • The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
  • Beag Bídeach scríofa ag Sadhbh Devlin, maisithe ag Róisín Hahessy
  • The Great Irish Weather Book written by Joanna Donnelly, illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree
  • Between Tick and Tock written by Louise Greig, illustrated by Ashling Lindsay
  • Tin by Pádraig Kenny
  • Tuesdays are Just as Bad by Cethan Leahy
  • The Pooka Party by Shona Shirley Macdonald
  • Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals written by Rob Maguire, illustrated by Aga Grandowicz
  • Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain

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