Member Celebrations

Are you a member of SCBWI Ireland with something to celebrate? Written or illustrated a book that's been published? Nominated for an award? Have a publishing deal, signed with an agent, or other good news that you're allowed to announce? If you'd like to share your success here, please contact Colleen Jones, Regional Advisor, at ireland@scbwi.org.

 

2016

Foreign rights

U.S. and Canada – Release in 2017

The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde (Little Island Books)

The Wordsmith Cover

 

Recognitions

Dublin Citywide Reading for Children Campaign

The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray (Mercier Press)

book of learning cover

SCBWI New York City Conference Illustrator Showcase

Abigail Hicks, Participant

 

Shortlisted

Leeds Book Awards (Age 9-11 category)

The Black Lotus by Kieran Fanning (Chicken House)

The Black Lotus cover

Publishings

Nothing Tastes as Good by Claire Hennessy (Hot Key Books)

nothing tastes as good book cover

Caramel Hearts by E.R. Murray (Alma Books Ltd.)

caramel hearts book cover

Plain Jane by Kim Hood (O’Brien Press)

plain jane cover

Bear is Not Tired written and illustrated by Ciara Gavin (Alfred A. Knopf [Random House Children's Books])

bear is not tired

2015

Winnings

SCBWI Jane Yolen Mid-List Author Award

Jane Mitchell, Honor Recipient

SCBWI Europolitan Conference Illustrator Showcase

Monika Mitkute, Runner Up
 

Translations

French translation of Chalkline by Jane Mitchell as La Ligne Blanche translated by Éric Moreau (Bayard Jeunesse)

La Ligne Blanche cover

 

Publishings

Room for Bear written and illustrated by Ciara Gavin (Alfred A. Knopf [Random House Children's Books])

room for bear cover

There and Here short story by Jane Mitchell, anthology Once Upon a Place compiled by Eoin Colfer (illustrated by PJ Lynch) (Little Island Books)

once upon a place cover

The Wordsmith by Patricia Forde (Little Island Books)

The Wordsmith Cover

The Book of Learning by E.R. Murray (Mercier Press)

book of learning cover

Still Falling by Sheena Wilkinson (Little Island Books)

Still FallingThe Black Lotus by Kieran Fanning (Chicken House)

The Black Lotus cover

Name Upon Name by Sheena Wilkinson (Little Island Books)

name upon name cover

Indie publishings

The Whale, The Goldfish and Señor Martin (short story) by Denise Deegan

whale-goldfish-coverVinnie the Mole and the Baby Dragon written by Declan Clarke, illustrated by Kieran Ryan

vinnie the mole and baby dragon cover

Hattie and Jacques Love London written by Eileen Moynihan, illustrated by Stephen Ribeiro

Hattie and Jacques cover

Zenji and the Muzzy Bug written and illustrated by Aislí Madden

zenji cover

2014

Winnings

White Raven Award

Finding a Voice by Kim Hood (O'Brien Press)

Literacy Association of Ireland Book Award

Finding a Voice by Kim Hood (O'Brien Press) (joint winner)

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Children's Books Ireland Special Judges Award

The Sleeping Baobab by Paula Leyden (Walker Books)

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Shortlistings

Warwickshire School Library Service Award

City of Fate by Nicola Pierce (O'Brien Press)

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Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year

Too Many Ponies by Sheena Wilkinson (Little Island Books)

Too Many Ponies

Bookseller YA Book Award

Finding a Voice by Kim Hood (O'Brien Press)

finding a voice cover

Publishings

City of Fate by Nicola Pierce (O'Brien Press)

city of fate cover

Indie publishings

The Dream Catcher written by Caroline Twomey, illustrated by Danijela Popovic

dream catcher cover