Irish Book Award Winners!

Congratulations to all the winners and shortlistees from last night’s BGE Irish Book Awards. Unfortunately CBI wasn’t able to be there but we followed all the fun on facebook, twitter and instagram! The two children’s books categories this year were:

The Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Junior):

Nominees here included…

Brian and the Vikings by Chris Judge and Mark Wickham (The O’Brien Press)

Specs for Rex by Yasmeen Ismail (Bloomsbury)

Tin by Chris Judge (Andersen Press)

And the winner was….

Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)

The Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year (Senior):

Nominees here included…

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)

Brilliant by Roddy Doyle (Macmillan)

Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy (HarperCollins)

And the winner was….

Mooneboy by Chris O’Dowd and Nick V.Murphy (Macmillan)

An honourable mention also must go from CBI to Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours, a YA novel which was the winner in the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year category!