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Children’s Books Ireland Award Nominees 2021

Eight wonderful books have been chosen for the shortlist of the 2021 Children’s Books Ireland Awards. Best of luck to all these amazingly talented authors and illustrators. The nominations are as follows:

Picture Books:

MÍP by Máire Zepf and Paddy Donnelly:

The Haunted Lake by PJ Lynch:


The Monsters of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny (illustrated by Edward Bettison):

The Boldness of Betty by Anna Carey

Young Teen:

Hope against Hope by Sheena Wilkinson

Young Adult:

Savage her Reply by Deirdre Sullivan (illustrated by Karen Vaughan)

The Falling in Love Montage by Ciara Smyth

Gift Book:

Why the Moon Travels by Oein DeBhairduin (illustrated by Leanne McDonagh)

The winners will be announced in an online event hosted by Rick O’Shea on May 25th.

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