Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hodges Figgis Celebrate the Bisto Book of the Year 2011

Hodges Figgis Dawson St. installed a big Bisto Book of the Year Window today.
The Winner of the Book of the Year Prize and the Eilis Dillon Award, A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton is the centre of a display featuring all of the wonderful books on the shortlist

Clockwork Prince Cover Revealed

Here it is, at last we can see the cover for the forthcoming (December '11) book 2 of The Infernal Devices, Clockwork Price

Monday, May 23, 2011

Helen Oxenbury & John Burningham at the CBI Summer Conference 2011

Helen Oxenbury and John Burnigham enthralled the audience at the CBI Summer Conference on Saturday 21st. David Lloyd, Walker Books assumed the role of moderator, starting on a high note with the phrase, Ta Leanabh ag teacht!! John assured the audience that there was no plans for another baby before they discussed in depth the genesis and process of producing this bestselling picturebook.

CBI Summer Conference 2011

Sheena Wilkenson, Judy Curtain, Garret Carr and John Newman in discussion at the CBI Summer Conference

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Eason Illustrators Night

Niamh Sharkey, Chris Haughton, Chris Judge & David Melling appeared at Eason Bookshop, O Connell St today.
The audience learned to draw characters from the books and the later had an opportunity to ask questions and look through the artists' notebooks and early sketches and drafts.
Inis 35 is out now featuring the Bisto Childrens Book of the Year Prize and a big piece on Patrick Ness' A Monster Calls.
Online sampler available here But the real (printed) edition is a thing of beauty!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Eason hosts event for Irish Illustrators

Chris Haughton in The Irish Times

Illustrator takes scenic route to prize
The Irish Times
17 May 2011

A FIRST book by a young, new author has been named Bisto Children’s Book of the Year. A Bit Lost, written and illustrated by Chris Haughton (32), tells the story of an accidentally orphaned owl, who has fallen out of his nest and needs to find his more...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Chris Haughton Wins Bisto Childrens Book of the Year 2011

Chris Haughton won both the Eilis Dillon Award and the Bisto Chisldrens Book of The Year in Dublin today, 16th May 2011. This is the first time an author or illustrator has won both Awards.
The Honour Award for Fiction and the Childrens Choice Award went to Sheena Wilkinson for Talking Flight
Full details of the Awards can be found on the Childrens Books Ireland site

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Robert Dunbar reviews A Monster Calls and Bruised (Irish Times)

And if the Bisto books aren’t for you . . .

Weekend Review
14 May 2011

THE FACT that childhood is not necessarily an unbroken idyll for everyone is demonstrated yet again in Siobhán Parkinson’s (Hodder, Â�5.99), where at one point its 14-year-old hero, Jono, reflects, “Life is much better as you get older. The younger more...
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Race for the Bisto prize hots up (Irish Times)

Anna Carey considers the excellent 2011 Bisto shortlist

Race for the Bisto prize hots up

Weekend Review
14 May 2011

FANTASY, TRAGEDY, humour, little owls falling out of trees: there’s something for everyone in this year’s Bisto Children’s Book of the Year shortlist, which celebrates the best in Irish children’s literature. The Bisto awards, open to writers more...
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Finn Throws A Fit

Finn Throws a fit from Walker Books ISBN