Irish Book Awards

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2013 Shortlist: The Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year Snr.

stay where you areStay Where You Are And Then Leave John Boyne

The day the First World War broke out, Alfie’s father promised he wouldn’t go away to fight – but he broke that promise the following day. Four years later, Alfie realises his father is in a hospital close by. Alfie is determined to rescue his father from this strange, unnerving place . . .



EvaandtheHiddenDiaryEva & The Hidden Diary Judi Curtin

Eva’s great at solving problems, but surely even she can’t fix the past? When Eva and Kate find an old diary, written long ago, 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 …



Last Stand of Dead Men jacketSkulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men Derek Landy

The eighth instalment in the biggest, funniest, most thrilling comedy-horror-adventure series in the universe.  War has finally come – a war between Sanctuaries. But while this war is only beginning, another war rages within Valkyrie herself. And if Valkyrie slips, even for a moment, then Darquesse will burn the world and everyone in it.



KeeperThe Keeper Darragh Martin

Oisin is not sure he wants to be Keeper of the Book of Magic – but when his little sister Sorcha is kidnapped, he has to learn how to use the Book for good. Can Oisin discover the secret of the Book, so that he can truly become its Keeper and save Sorcha?