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Specsavers Children’s Book of the Year, Junior

The Children’s Awards were created in the first Irish Book Awards expansion of 2006.  The children’s awards are split into three categories: junior, senior, and from 2017, Teen & Young Adult. The junior category is aimed at readers under 8 years of age.

Previous Winners:

  • 2018 The President’s Cat by Peter Donnelly
  • 2017 A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea – Favourite Rhymes from an Irish Childhood – Sarah Webb illustrated by Steve McCarthy
  • 2016 Pigín of Howth by Kathleen Watkins & illustrated by Margaret Anne Suggs
  • 2015 Imaginary Fred by Eoin Colfer & Oliver Jeffers
  • 2014 Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton
  • 2013 When You Were Born by Benji Bennett
  • 2012 This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers
  • 2011 The Lonely Beast by Chris Judge
  • 2010  On the Road with Mavis and Marge by Niamh Sharkey
  • 2009  Before You Sleep by Benji Bennett
  • 2008  The Story of Ireland by Brendan O’Brien
  • 2007  The Incredible Book-eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers