The 10 book shortlist for the 20th Bisto Children’s Book of the Year Awards has been announced, and I am delighted to have been included once again. This time for my work on "Lincoln and his Boys" by Rosemary Wells.
The winners of the Awards will be announced on the 24 May.
THE FULL SHORTLIST:
An Gréasaí Bróg agus na Sióga – Catríona Hastings and Andrew Whitson
Chalkline – Jane Mitchell
Colm and the Lazarus Key – Kieran Mark Crowley
Gluaiseacht – Alan Titley
Lincoln and his Boys – PJ Lynch
Solace of the Road – Siobhan Dowd
The Eyeball Collector – F.E. Higgins
The Gates – John Connolly
The Third Pig Detective Agency – Bob Burke
There – Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick
Maire Uí Mhaicín, Chair of the 2009-10 Judging Panel, said: “This year’s shortlist provides challenging and entertaining reading material: the works included span across the ranges of fantasy, mystery, folklore and the gritty realities being endured by young people as they cope with life changes. The variety of books shortlisted will ensure satisfying reading material for readers of different ages, interests and reading levels.”