Friday 28 November 2014

Children’s Books of the Year

The Specsavers Children’s Books of the Year were announced recently at the Irish Book Awards.

Chris Haughton’s Shh! We Have A Plan won the Junior Children’s Book of the Year and Moone Boy by Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy won the Senior Category.

Shh! We Have A Plan is instantly recognisable to fans of this picture book creator whose previous two titles are also award-winners. The words are spare and simple and the illustrations combining collage and silhouette combine to produce a book that should be compulsory for all toddlers and their parents.

Moone Boy is the book on which the sitcom of the same name is based. Chris O’Dowd’s book is semi-autobiographical and focuses on a young boy's life growing up in Boyle, Co. Roscommon in the late 1980s and the early 1990s. A fun read for older children and young teens.

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