Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Shortlist

The CBI Book of the Year Awards Shortlist has been Announced!

Ten titles will compete for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2018, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland.

Good luck to all nominess from Dubray.

Here We are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

Hardback, 14/11/2017, €19.50
The exquisite and thought-provoking new book from the multi award-winning, internationally best-selling picture book creator of Lost and Found, Oliver Jeffers.


Hardback, 01/09/2017, €17.55

A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea: Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood

Hardback, 11/09/2017, €17.00
Owls and pussycats, cockles and mussels, golden stockings, wiggly worms and rattlin' bogs - they're all here, and more. Another wonderful collection of rhymes to delight any child, from the author and illustrator Sally Go Round the Stars.

Tangleweed and Brine

Hardback, 07/09/2017, €17.55
A collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales from one of Ireland's leading writers for young people. In the tradition of Angela Carter, stories such as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin are given a witchy makeover, not for the faint-hearted. Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings, in the style of Aubrey Beardsley, by a new Irish illustrator.


Hardback, 05/10/2017, €20.30
This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels.

Star by Star

Hardback, 26/10/2017, €9.45
An invigorating tale of suffragettes and heroes, courage and survival, as war ends, flu sweeps the land - and women get to vote!

Rabbit and Bear 2 The Pest in the Nest

Hardback, 10/01/2017, €12.95
Hilarious, gorgeously illustrated and with a classic feel, this is the next step up for readers of Kes Gray and Jim Field's bestselling OI FROG!

Chocolate Cake

Hardback, 24/08/2017, €17.55

The Space Between

Paperback, 30/03/2017, €10.80
A story of love and support in the face of mental illness, told through beautiful and modern verse.

A Dangerous Crossing

Paperback, 23/02/2017, €10.80
Based on true accounts and real Syrian children, A Dangerous Crossing is the story of one boy's search for refuge.