Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Butterfly Heart

Paula Leyden's The Butterfly Heart was launched in The Book Centre, Kilkenny on Saturday evening 12th March.
Before a reading by Paula's daughter, Siobhan Parkinson Childrens Laureate gave a speech in praise of Paula's writing and of Walker Books.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Arthur C Clarke Award

Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness has been shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award.
2011 is the 25th anniversary of this, the most prestigious award for Science Fiction in the UK.

The full shortlist is
Zoo City – Lauren Beukes (Angry Robot)
The Dervish House – Ian McDonald (Gollancz)
Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
Generosity – Richard Powers (Atlantic Books)
Declare – Tim Powers (Corvus)
Lightborn – Tricia Sullivan (Orbit

The winner will be announced on Wednesday 27th April 2011 at an award ceremony held in partnership with SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Irish Winner of Doodle 4 Google competition

Congratulations to Layla Karpuz who won the Google 4 competition from Mary, Mother of Hope Junior National School, Co. Dublin. Layla’s doodle will appear on www.google.ie for 24 hours on Wednesday, March 9th 2011.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Failure to restore school book grant to schools and libraries challenged

Failure to restore school book grant to schools and libraries challenged
The Irish Times
08 Mar 2011

IT WAS a “major concern” that the new programme for government made no commitment to reinstate the school book grant to schools and libraries, the director of Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) has said. Mags Walsh, who was speaking at the announcement of...read more...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

The Bisto Childrens Book of the Year shortlist was announced today.
Click here for the list and details of each author / illustrator.
We are delighted to see Chis Haughton and Kevin Waldron on the list for their first works with Walker Books.
Also new Irish Publisher, Little Island makes two appearances with Prim Improper by Deirdre Sullivan and Taking Flight by Sheena Wilkinson.

Scorpia Rising Trailer !!!

Publication date 31st May 2011