Irish Book Awards

Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year, Senior

The Children’s Awards were created in the first Irish Book Awards expansion of 2006 under the sponsorship of The Dublin Airport Authority. In 2011 DAA was supplanted by  Ireland’s family optician Specsavers who have a strong track record of supporting books and reading in the UK. The childrens’ award is split into junior and senior categories and regularly produces wonderfully deserving winners.

Previous Winners:

  • 2014 Moone Boy by Chris O’Dowd & Nick V. Murphy
  • 2013 Skulduggery Pleasant: Last Stand of Dead Men by Derek Landy
  • 2012 Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian by Eoin Colfer
  • 2011 The Real Rebecca by Anna Carey
  • 2010 Skulduggery Pleasant: Mortal Coil by Derek Landy
  • 2009 Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing with Fire by Derek Landy
  • 2008 Wilderness by Roddy Doyle
  • 2007 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
  • 2006 The New Policeman by Kate Thompson

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