The shortlist for the 27th CBI Book of the Year Awards was revealed, Monday 13th March 2017 at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast. Each of the ten titles will compete for the high calibre awards, which includes the innovative Children’s Choice Award, voted for by young readers across the country. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 23rd May at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre.
IT'S A TIME-TRAVELLING JOURNEY THROUGH IRELAND ... IT'S A HISTOROPEDIA!
Superbly funny and fast-moving novel full of adventure, hilarity and heroism, The Ministry of SUITs tells the story of a secret ministry hidden away in the far reaches of a museum. It deals with the strange, unusual and impossible things in the world: ancient monsters, wild animals, pirates and much more, and it needs the help of 12-year-old Jack.
A boy on the run from his parents. An old man on the run from his children. They meet on the train to Dublin and listen to each other's stories. They understand each other. What will be the result of this new friendship?
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An utterly charming evocation of village life in bygone days and a celebration of kindness, friendship and the Royal Mail. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
A fun, playful and charming Little Gem with a touching and thought-provoking message at its heart. Eoin Colfer's trademark light touch and gift for unforgettable child voices are perfectly complemented by Matt Robertson's beautiful limited-palette artwork. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.