Thursday, May 15, 2008

CBI/Bisto Book Awards

CBI/Bisto Awards are the only annual Childrens' Book Awards in Ireland. Now in their 19th year, the awards have been sponsored since their inception by Bisto (RHM Foods). The Awards are made annually by Children's Books Ireland for books by an author or illustrator born or resident in Ireland. The Shortlist is announced in March and the Awards are announced in May for books published in the previous year.

John Boyne won the Childrens' Book of the Year category in the Bisto Irish Book Awards 2007, for his book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The 2008 winner will be announced on May 22nd.

The shortlist for the children’s award was :

  • The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  • The Black Book of Secrets by FE Higgins
  • Discover Art by Jessica O'Donnell
  • Gaiscioch na Beilte Uaine le Caitriona Nic Sheain agus Andrew Whitson
  • The Last of the High Kings by Kate Thompson
  • The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
  • The Thing With Finn by Tom Kelly
  • Titanic 2020 by Colin Bateman
  • The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
  • Wilderness by Roddy Doyle

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