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. The children’s awards are split into three categories: junior, senior, and from 2017, Teen & Young Adult. The senior category is aimed at readers aged 8-12 years.

Previous Winners:

  • 2019 Shooting for the Stars by Norah Patten, illustrated by Jennifer Farley
  • 2018 Blazing a Trail by Sarah Webb and Lauren O’Neill
  • 2017 Stand by Me by Judi Curtin
  • 2016 Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden
  • 2015 Asking For It by by Louise O’Neill
  • 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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