Junior Juries 2021

HPS KPMG Children's Books Ireland Awards

Shortlist Announcement 2021

The shortlisted titles for the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards 2021 are:

  • Hope against Hope written by Sheena Wilkinson 
  • Míp written by MáireZepf and illustrated by Paddy Donnelly
  • Savage Her Reply written by Deirdre Sullivan and illustrated by Karen Vaughan
  • The Boldness of Betty written by Anna Carey 
  • The Falling in Love Montage written by Ciara Smyth 
  • The Haunted Lake written and illustrated by P.J. Lynch
  •  The Monsters of Rookhaven written by Pádraig Kenny illustrated by Edward Bettison
  •  Why the Moon Travels written by Oein DeBhairduin illustrated by Leanne McDonagh 

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Author & Illustrator Videos

Hope against Hope

Author Sheena Wilkinson


Author Máire Zepf
& Illustrator Paddy Donnelly


le Máire Zepf &
maisithe ag Paddy Donnelly

Savage Her Reply

Author Deirdre Sullivan & Illustrator Karen Vaughan

The Boldness of Betty

Author Anna Carey

The Falling in Love Montage

Author Ciara Smyth

The Haunted Lake

Author & Illustrator PJ Lynch

The Monsters of Rookhaven

With author Pádraig Kenny

Why the Moon Travels

With author Oein DeBhairduin


KPMG BOYA JJ 2021 Hope Against Hope
KPMG BOYA JJ 2021 The Monsters of Rookhaven
KPMG BOYA JJ 2021 The Falling in Love Montage
KPMG BOYA JJ 2021 Why the Moon Travels
KPMG BOYA JJ 2021 Savage Her Reply
KPMG BOYA JJ 2021 The Haunted Lake
KPMG BOYA Junior Juries Resource Pack 2021
KPMG BOYA Junior Juries Reading Hero nomination form 2021

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