Eoin Colfer and artist Lauren O'Neill to children's books shortlist
a book by Wexford author Eoin Colfer and one illustrated by Wexford artist Lauren O'Neill are among nine shortlisted for the 2016 Children's Books Ireland awards.
Each of the nine titles will compete for the high calibre awards, which includes the innovative Children's Choice Award, voted for by young readers across the country. The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on May 23, at Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre.
The shortlist, revealed at the Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast, last week (March 8) is:
Imaginary Fred written by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Day the Crayons Came Home, written by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
The Boy at the Top of the Mountain by John Boyne
Gulliver, by Jonathan Swift, retold by Mary Webb, illustrated by Lauren O'Neill
Asking for It by Louise O Neill
Ná Gabh ar Scoil written by Máire Zepf, illustrated by Tarsila Krüse
Irelandopedia written by John Burke, illustrated by Fatti Burke
The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde
One by Sarah Crossan