CBI Book of the Year Shortlist



Ten titles will compete for the Children’s Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 2019, the most prestigious awards for children’s books in Ireland. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 22nd May at Dublin’s Smock Alley Theatre as part of International Literature Festival Dublin. 



Paperback, 01/02/2018, €9.45
Christopher is 'Proper': a real boy with a real soul, orphaned in a fire. He works for an engineer, a maker of the eccentric, loyal and totally individual mechanicals who are Christopher's best friends. But after an accident, Christopher realizes he isn't as Proper as he thought ...

Flying Tips for Flightless Birds

Paperback, 01/03/2018, €10.80

Dr Hibernica's Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals

Hardback, 20/09/2018, €23.00
Animals from the air, land and sea are introduced to the reader by Dr Hibernica, an Irish professor who travels the country and knows everything there is to know about Irish wildlife. The spreads are presented in the style of her notebook and field notes, with jokes and sketches throughout.

The Great Irish Weather Book

Hardback, 21/09/2018, €25.00
Contains everything you've ever wanted to know about the weather. Beautifully illustrated by Fuchsia MacAree, and containing lots of interesting facts and experiments, this is a book that every curious child will love.

The Pooka Party

Hardback, 22/10/2018, €15.00
A Dubray Favourite for October. A madcap tale of what to do if you feel sad and lonely, starring one shapeshifting hero with some musical monsters, flying cakes and a guest appearance by the Moon.

Beag Bideach!: (I want to be Tiny!)

Paperback, 03/09/2018, €9.50

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!

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.

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

Paperback, 14/06/2018, €14.85


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.