Winner of the CBI Children’s Book of the Year Awards Announced

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The winner of the 28th CBI Children’s Book of the Year Awards has been announced. Read on to find out which book won along with other commended winning books for kids:

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And the winning book from the 28th CBI Children’s Book of the Year Awards is:

Tangleweed and Brine by Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan

Tanglewood and Brine, the CBI Children's Book of the Year Award

One of the books included in this year’s Bold Girls list, Tangleweed and Brine is a collection of short stories, based on fairy tales we all know and love, told from the perspectives of women in the stories. Don’t expect to always know which character’s perspective you are listening to; there are twists and turns to be found in these beautifully told adaptations, where heroines and villainesses alike give their own views.

The judges said “This remarkable book is a significant and timely contribution to Irish young-adult literature and feminist literature for young people.”

Previous winners of the CBI Children’s Book of the Year include Sarah Crossan for One, John Boyne for The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; Sheena Wilkinson for Grounded, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick for There and Hagwitch and Oliver Jeffers for Once upon an Alphabet

Other CBI Book Award Winners

Children’s Choice Award

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (Ireland’s new Laureate na nÓg)

Honour Award for Fiction

Star by Star by Sheena Wilkinson

Honour Award for Illustration

Chocolate Cake by Kevin Waldron

Eilís Dillon Award for a First Children’s Book

The Space Between by Meg Grehan

Judges’ Special Award

Illegal by Eoin Colfer

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Over to you now. Do awards like the CBI Children’s Book of the Year Awards influence what books you buy for your child? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.