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Books of the Year 2022

All five of us at Halfway up the Stairs cast our votes for our favourite books published in 2022. There were two books that were unanimously chosen as our Top Books of the Year and we chose a selection of our top 20 books across all categories that we loved! You can follow the links below to find out more about the books.

Picture Book and Novel of the Year

Be Wild Little One by Olivia Hope, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus – Picture Book of the Year

The Light in Everything by Katya Balen, cover art by Sydney Smith – Novel of the Year

Picture Books

A Dress with Pockets by Lily Murray, illustrated by Jenny Lovlie

Amuigh Faoin Spéir by Sadhbh Devlin, illustrated by Brian Fitzgerald

Be Wild Little One by Olivia Hope, illustrated by Daniel Egnéus – Picture Book of the Year

Fox & Son Tailers by Paddy Donnelly

The Wilderness by Steve McCarthy

Well Done, Mummy Penguin by Chris Haughton

Six plus

Bumble & Snug and the Excited Unicorn by Mark Bradley

Loki by Louie Stowell

The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty

Nine Plus

Frankie’s World by Aoife Dooley

The Chestnut Roaster by Eve McDonnell

The Light in Everything by Katya Balen – Novel of the Year

The Lost Whale by Hannah Gold

The Sackville Street Caper by Alan Nolan

While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle

Teen/ Young Adult

Big Bad Me by Aislinn O’Loughlin

My Heart and Other Breakables by Alex Barclay

Twin Crowns by Catherine Doyle & Katherine Webber

Truth Be Told by Sue Divin

Reference/ Gift Books

Be Inspired by Sarah Webb, illustrated by Graham Corcoran

Girls Who Slay Monsters by Ellen Ryan, illustrated by Shona Shirley Macdonald

Some more of our favourites:

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