The winners of the CBI Book of the Year Awards were announced at a ceremony held on 23rd May at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre. Ten titles from the shortlist were competing for the high calibre awards including the innovative Children's Choice Award voted for by young readers across the country. Here are the winners...
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.
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Powerful, poetic and disturbing, Needlework is a girl's meditation on her efforts to maintain her bodily and spiritual integrity in the face of abuse, violation and neglect.