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Irish Book Awards

The Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards celebrate the best in Irish writing and publishing in several categories. The winner in each category is decided by the votes of the public - go to the IBA website to cast your vote. But don't delay, the closing date for votes is the 21st of November.

For the nominees in each category, see the following pages:

Children's Book of the Year - Junior

  • Brave Beast

    Brave Beast
    Chris Judge

    Paperback · 07 Mar 2013 · €8.50

    The Beast is back and this time it's up to him to help restore peace to an island, which is being threatened by a scary monster. Determined to face his fears, the Beast sets out to find the monster. But, perhaps, the island monster isn't so scary after all...

  • A Kiss Like This

    A Kiss Like This
    Mary Murphy

    Hardback · 06 Dec 2012 · €14.20

    Offers at the seams with all kinds of kisses and cuddles from giraffes, mice, fish, bumble bees and... even elephants. This book is a total love fest.


Children's Book of the Year - Senior

  • Stay Where You are and Then Leave

    Stay Where You are and Then Leave
    John Boyne

    Hardback · 26 Sep 2013 · €15.65

    The day the First World War broke out, Alfie Summerfield's father promised he wouldn't go away to fight - but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie doesn't know where his father might be, other than that he's away on a special, secret mission.

  • Eva&the Hidden Diary

    Eva&the Hidden Diary
    Judi Curtin

    Paperback · 02 Sep 2013 · €7.99

    When Eva and Kate find an old diary, they end up determined to right old wrongs! But they can't spend all their time living in the past as the present, too, is throwing all sorts of challenges at them ... But when the girls get together they can handle anything!

  • Last Stand of Dead Men

    Last Stand of Dead Men
    Derek Landy

    Hardback · 29 Aug 2013 · €21.30

    The eighth instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe - and the follow-up to 2012's number-one bestseller, Kingdom of the Wicked...

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