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Children's Books Ireland's Book of the Year

The shortlist for this year’s prestigious CBI Children’s Book Awards has been announced. The CBI Book of the Year Awards (formerly the Bisto Awards) are the leading annual children’s book awards in Ireland. Now in their 24th year, the awards are made annually by Children’s Books Ireland to authors and illustrators born or resident in Ireland and are open to books written in Irish or English.

  • Too Many Ponies

    Too Many Ponies
    Sheena Wilkinson

    Paperback · 26 Apr 2013 · €6.99

    Pony-mad Lucy has always been jealous of Aidan because his parents own the stables where she keeps her pony. When they start secondary school together he gets bullied for being the only boy interested in ponies. Lucy tries to help Aidan, but he doesn't want anyone fighting his battles.

  • Last Stand of Dead Men

    Last Stand of Dead Men
    Derek Landy

    Paperback · 27 Mar 2014 · €11.35

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

  • Mysterious Traveller

    Mysterious Traveller
    Mal Peet

    Paperback · 01 May 2014 · €11.35

    A moving and beautifully researched story about camels, lost princesses and the strength of wisdom and knowledge, stunningly illustrated by P.J. Lynch.

  • The Day the Crayons Quit

    The Day the Crayons Quit
    Drew Daywalt

    Hardback · 01 Aug 2013 · €18.50

    The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful, imaginative story that will have children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way.

  • The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)

    The Reluctant Assassin (WARP Book 1)
    Eoin Colfer

    Paperback · 03 Apr 2014 · €9.95

    As Garrick relentlessly hunts them down, Riley and Chevie Savano face a desperate race to stay alive and stop Garrick from returning to his own time - armed with knowledge and power that could change the world forever.