Literacy Association of Ireland
Biennial Children's Book Awards


 

Gradaim Leabhair do Pháistí Chumann Litearthachta na hEireann

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Biennial Children’s Book Award 2021

Announcement of Shortlisted Books

 

 

Category / Catagóir: Young Adult / An t-Aosach Óg:

 

 

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The Gone Book - Little Island - Helena Close

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Why the Moon Travels - Skein Press - Oein DeBhairduin

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Savage Her Reply - Little Island - Deirdre Sullivan

Category / Catagóir: 10-13 Years / 10-13 Bliana:

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All to Play For - O'Brien - Donn McClean

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The Story of Croke Park - O'Brien -  Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh & Graham Corcoran

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An Féileacán & an Rí - Futa Fata - Máire Zepf & S.S. Macdonald

Category / Catagóir: 6-9 Years / 6-9 Bliana:

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Wee Donkey’s Treasure Hunt - O'Brien - Erika McGann & Gerry Daly

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Have you Seen the Dublin Vampire? - O'Brien - Una Woods

Míp - Futa Fata - Máire Zepf & Paddy Donnelly

Category / Catagóir: Under 5 / Faoi 5:

Geansaí Otto - Futa Fata - Sadhbh Devlin & Róisín Hahessy

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Scúnc agus Smúirín - Futa Fata - Muireann Ní Chíobháin & Paddy Donnelly

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Go to Sleep Hoglet - O'Brien - Bex Sheridan

Official winners will be announced at our annual conference on Friday, November 12th, 2021.

Bígí linn!

LAI Book Awards 2019

Category / Catagóir: Under 5 / Faoi 5

  • Beag Bídeach / Scríofa agus maisithe ag Sadhbh Devlin agus Róisín Hahessy / Foilsithe ag Futa Fata

  • The Pooka Party / Written and illustrated by Shona Shirley McDonald / Published by O’Brien Press

  • Sraith ‘Rita’ / Scríofa agus foilsithe ag Máire Zepf agus Andrew Whitson / Foilsithe ag An tSnáithid Mór BUAITEOIR

Category / Catagóir: 6-9 Years / 6-9 Bliana

  • Micí S’Againne / Scríofa agus maisithe ag Caoimhín Mac A’ Bhaird agus Christopher Ammentorp / Foilsithe ag Éabhlóid

  • Mucking About / Written and illustrated by John Chambers / Published by Little Island

  • The Great Big Book of Irish Wildlife Through the Seasons / Written and illustrated by Juanita Browne and Barry Reynolds / Published by O’Brien Press WINNER

 

Category / Catagóir: 10-13 Years / 10-13 Bliana

  • Bright Sparks / Written and illustrated by Owen O’Doherty / Published by O’Brien Press WINNER

  • Dr. Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals / Written and illustrated by Rob Maguire and Aga Grandowicz / Published by Little Island

  • Pawns / Written by Brian Gallagher / Published by O’Brien Press
     

Category / Catagóir: Young Adult / An t-Aosach Óg

  • Adventures in Philosophy / Written and illustrated by Brendan O’Donoghue and Paula McGloinn / Published by Gill Books

  • Bank / Written and illustrated by Emma Quigley / Published by Little Island WINNER

  • The Space Between / Written by Meg Grehan / Published by Little Island

 

Special Award

  • The Great Irish Weather Book / Written and illustrated by Joanna Donnelly and Fuchsia McAree / Published by Gill Books

LAI Book Awards 2017

Category / Catagóir: Faoi 4 / Under 4

A Dublin Fairytale / Written by Nicola Colton / Published by O’Brien Press WINNER

Category / Catagóir: 5-8 Years / 5-8 Bliana

Ná Gabh ar Scoil / Scríofa ag Máire Zepf agus maisithe ag Tarsila Kruse / Foilsithe ag Futa Fata BUAITEOIR

Category / Catagóir: 9-11 Years / 9-11 Bliana

Cage of Roots / Written by Matt Griffin / Published by O’Brien Press WINNER

Category / Catagóir: Young Adult / Aosach Óg

A Lonely Note / Written by Kevin Stevens / Published by Little Island WINNER

Special Award / Duais Speisialta

Cén Fáth a mBím ag Broimneach? Agus an gCacann Beacha? / Scriofa ag Thomas Kingsley Troupe / Foilsithe ag An Gúm  BUAITEOIR

LAI Book Awards 2015

 

Daideo / Scríofa ag Áine Ní Ghlinn / Foilsithe ag Cois Life BUAITEOIR

Evie Brooks is Marooned in Manhattan / Written by Sheila Agnew / Published by O'Brien Press

My First Book of Irish Animals / Written by Juanita Browne and illustrated by Aoife Quinn / Published by Irish Wildlife Trust

An tÉan Órga / Written by Caitríona Hastings and illustrated by Andrew Whitson / Published by An tSnáthaid Mhór

Finding a Voice / Written by Kim Hood / Published by O'Brien Press

Blood Brother Swan Sister / Written by Eithne Massey / Published by O'Brien Press

 

RAI Book Awards 2013

An Goraille scríofa ag Suzi Eszterhas agus foilsithe ag An Gúm

Azzi Idir Dhá Stol scríofa ag Sarah Gartland agus foilsithe ag An Gúm

Flick by Geraldine Meade and published by Little Island

Grounded by Sheena Wilkinson and published by Little Island

Ó Chrann go Crann scríofa agus maisithe ag Caitríona Hastings agus Andrew Whitson agus foilsithe ag An tSnáthaid Mhór BUAITEOIR – DUAIS SPEISIALTA CLÉ

Into the Grey by Celine Kiernan and published by O’Brien Press WINNER – THE RAI BOOK AWARD

RAI Book Awards 2011

Four Special Awards were presented to publishers for excellence in children's literature

AN GÚM –   Cá bhFuil Tú a Phádraig? le Lara Nic Oireachtaigh agus Ag Taisteal le Tarlach sa Pholainn le Laoise Ní Chómhraí


LITTLE ISLANDTaking Flight by Sheena Wilkinson and Newtown Soul by Dermot Bolger


THE O’BRIEN PRESSThe ‘Bridges’ Series by Eithne Massey, Peter Prendergast, Natasha Mac a'Bhaird and Enda Wyley

AN tSNÁTHAID MHÓRMac Rí Éireann agus An Gréasaí Bróg le Cáitríona Hastings agus Andrew Whitson

RAI Book Awards 2009

The Story of Ireland / Written by Brendan O’Brien / Published by O’Brien Press RAI SPECIAL AWARD

 

Wild Dublin / Written by Éanna Ní Lámhna / Published by O’Brien Press RAI SPECIAL AWARD

 

Move / Written by Conor Kostick / Published by O’Brien Press RAI SPECIAL AWARD

 

The Poison Throne / Written by Celine Kiernan / Published by O’Brien Press RAI CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD WINNER