CBI Book of the Year 2019 Shadowing Pack

Interested in the CBI Book of the Year Shadowing Scheme, but missed the cut off to register for a printed and posted shadowing pack?

Not to worry, you can download the CBI Book of the Year shadowing pack right here!

The shortlisted books are:

Mucking About by John Chambers

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

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

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan

*Note for shadowing leaders

This book deals with a number of sensitive issues including euthanasia, drug use, and a main character who struggles with his life as a young carer for his mother while coming to terms with his emerging sexuality. CBI is aware that this content will not be suitable for some readers, and advises shadowing leaders to be aware of this content before selecting the book to read with your group. The questions and activities in the shadowing pack are suggested ways of interrogating difficult topics in a responsible and appropriate way for young readers. You do not have to go through every question with your group, and should feel free to add your own questions and activities.

Tuesdays are Just as Bad by Cethan Leahy

* Note for shadowing leaders

This book deals with a number of sensitive issues including mental illness, suicide, sex and contraception. CBI is aware that this content will not be suitable for some readers, and advises shadowing leaders to be aware of this content before selecting the book to read with your group. The questions and activities in the shadowing pack are suggested ways of interrogating difficult topics in a responsible and appropriate way for young readers. You do not have to go through every question with your group, and should feel free to add your own questions and activities.

The CBI Book of the Year Award winners will be announced on May 22nd at Smock Alley as part of International Literature Festival Dublin. If your shadowing group would like to come along, email daiden@childrensbooksireland.ie to register your interest. Shadowing groups that send back their score sheets by May 10th will be prioritised for tickets.