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Monday, March 14, 2011

Bisto Book of the Year Award (1990-2011)

2011 info from Children's Books Ireland accessed 3/14/11

The shortlist for the 2011 Children's Books Ireland Bisto Children's Book of the Year:
A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton
Dancing in the Dark by Peter Prendergast
Mac Rí Éireann by Caitríona Hasting and Andrew Whiton
Prim Improper by Deirdre Sullivan
Taking Flight by Sheena Wilknson
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers
The Lunatics Curse by F. E. Higgins
The Owl and the Pussycat, illustrated by Kevin Waldron
Tiny Little Fly, illustrated by Kevin Waldron
Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers

The winner will be announced May 16 in Dublin.

2010 info from Children's Books Ireland accessed 3/25/10

Bisto Book of the Year Awards Shortlist 2010

* An Greasaí Bróg agus na Síoga- Caitríona Hastings and Andrew Whitson
* Chalkline - Jane Mitchell
* Colm and The Lazarus Key - Kieran Mark Crowley
* Gluaiseacht - Alan Titley
* Lincoln and His Boys - Pj Lynch
* Solace of the Road- Siobhan Dowd
* The Eyeball Collector- FE Higgins
* The Gates- John Connolly
* The Third Pig Detective Agency- Bob Burke
* There - Marie Louise Fitzpatrick-- Winner! [Picture Book]

The Bisto Children's Book of the Year Awards, in partnership with CBI are presented annually in recognition of excellence in writing and/or illustration of books for young people. The awards are administered by CBI, the national organisation for children's books and sponsored by Bisto gravy. The awards are open to any children's book by an author and/or illustrator born or resident in Ireland, written in Irish or English and published between 1st January and 31st December each year.

Past Winners

The Bisto Awards began in 1990 when Bisto Book of the Decade Awards were given to authors Tom McCaughren, George Otto Simms and illustrators Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Jeanette Dunne and David Rooney. This led to the establishment of an annual award made by The Irish Children's Book Trust, later to become Children's Books Ireland.

In the early years of The Bisto Awards, prizes were also given for certain categories, however in 1993 the categories were replaced by The Bisto Merit (Honour) Awards.

Bisto Book of the Year Award Winners and Shortlist 2009

Siobhan Dowd  Bog Child

Eilís Dillon Award
Mary Finn  Anila's Journey

Honour Award for Illustraton
Oliver Jeffers  The Great Paper Caper

Honour Award for Fiction
Kate Thompson Creature of the Night

Judges' Special Recognition Award
Kate Thompson  Highway Robbery

Also Shortlisted
Eoin Colfer  Airman
Ré O'Laighléis, Susan Edwards and Emily Colenso 
Moinín  Áine Ní Ghlinn and Carol Betara Briongloidi
Roddy Doyle  Her Mother's Face
Pj Lynch (illustrator) The Gift of the Maji

Bisto Book of the Year Award Winners and Shortlist 2008
Siobhan Dowd  The London Eye Mystery

Eilís Dillon Award
Tom Kelly  The Thing with Finn

Honour Awards
Oliver Jeffers  The Way Back Home
F.E. Higgins  The Black Book of Secrets
Roddy Doyle  Wilderness

Also Shortlisted
Michael Scott  The Alchemyst
Jessica O'Donnell Discover Art
Caitriona Nic Sheain agus Andrew Whitson Gaiscíoch na Beilte Uaine An Snathaid Mhor
Kate Thompson  The Last of the High Kings
Colin Bateman  Titanic 2020

Bisto Book of the Year Awards Winners and Shortlist 2006/2007
John Boyne  The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Eilís Dillon Award
Siobhan Dowd  A Swift Pure Cry

Honour Awards
Oliver Jeffers  The Incredible Book Eating Boy
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne  Hurlamaboc Cois Life
Siobhán Parkinson  Something Invisible

Also Shortlisted
Jon Berkeley  The Palace of Laughter
Eoin Colfer   Artemis Fowl & the Lost Colony
Illustrator P.J.Lynch  A Christmas Carol
Colmán Ó Raghallaigh agus The Cartoon Saloon An Táin
Kate Thompson The Fourth Horseman

Bisto Book of the Year Award Winners and Shortlist 2005-2006
Kate Thompson  The New Policeman

Eilís Dillon Award
Deirdre Madden  Snakes’ Elbows

Honour Awards
Oliver Jeffers  Lost and Found
Kevin Kiely  A Horse called ElDorado
Eileen O'Hely
(author) and Nicky Phelan (illustrator)  Penny the Pencil

Also Shortlisted
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception
Adrienne Geoghan (illustrator) Fancy That!
Oisin Mc Gann Under Fragile Stone
Dairíne Ní Dhonnchú agus Maria Murray Bríona ag Brionglóideach An Gúm

2004- 2005 Bisto Awards

The Bisto Book of the Year
Kate Thompson  Annan Water

Eilís Dillon Award
Siobhán Ní Shíthigh
Illustrator: Seán Seosamh Mac an tSíthigh

The Bisto Merit Awards
Illustrators: Corrina Askin, Alan Clarke and Emma Byrne  SOMETHING BEGINNING WITH P.
Oliver Jeffers (author/ Illustrator) HOW TO CATCH A STAR

Kate MacLachlan LOVE MY ENEMY Andersen Press
Olwyn Whelan  THE STAR CHILD Chrysalis
Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram (Illustrator) YOU'RE ALL MY FAVOURITES Walker Books

2003 - 2004 Bisto Awards

The Bisto Book of the Year
Aubrey Flegg  Wings Over Delft

Eilís Dillon Award
Alan Titley Amach An Gúm

The Bisto Merit Awards
Kate Thompson Origins
Anita Jeram You Can do it
Niamh Sharkey (author/ Illustrator) The Ravenous Beast Walker Books

Carlo Gebler August '44
PJ Lynch (illustrator) The Been Man of Orn Walker Books
Mary Murphy (author/ illustrator) I Kissed the Baby Walker Books
Siobhan Parkinson Kathleen and the Celtic Knot
Mary Murphy (author/ illulstrator) Little Owl and the Star Walker Books

2002 - 2003 Bisto Awards

The Bisto Book of the Year - Joint Winners
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick  You, Me and the Big Blue Sea
Kate Thompson  The Alchemist's Apprentice
The Bisto Merit Awards
Matthew Sweeney  Colmán Ó Raghallaigh Fox Bloomsbury
The Cartoon Saloon (illustrators) An Tóraíocht Cló Mhaigh Eo
Gerard Whelan War Children O'Brien Press
Eilís Dillon Award Grace Wells Gyrfalcon O'Brien Press
Shortlist Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident Puffin Books
Malachy Doyle Who is Jesse Flood? Bloomsbury
Siobhán Parkinson The Love Bean O'Brien Press

2001 - 2002 Bisto Awards

The Bisto Book of the Year
Kate Thompson  The Beguilers

The Bisto Merit Awards Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl Puffin
Carlo Gébler Caught on a Train Egmont
Colmán Ó Raghallaigh  The Cartoon Saloon (illustrators) An Sclábhaí Cló Mhaigh Eo

Eilís Dillon Award Gillian Perdue Adam's Starling O'Brien Press
Shortlist Trevor J. Colgan The Stretford Enders Away Red Fox
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (author / illustrator) I'm A Tiger Too
P.J.Lynch (illustrator) Ignis
Austin McQuinn  (author / illustrator) This Will Take Forever Zero to Ten
Martin Waddell Give it to Joe! Walker Books

2000 - 2001 Bisto Awards

The Bisto Book of the Year
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick  Izzy and Skunk

The Bisto Merit Awards
Eoin Colfer The Wish List O'Brien Press
Martina Murphy Dirt Tracks Poolbeg Press
Martin Waddell The Orchard Book of Ghostly Stories Orchard Press

Eilís Dillon Award Patrick Deeley The Lost Orchard O'Brien Press
Shortlist Malachy Doyle
Niamh Sharkey (illustrator) Tales from Old Ireland Barefoot Books
Jim Halligan and John Newman  Fowl Deeds Wolfhound Press
Adrienne Kennaway (illustrator) This is the Tree Frances Lincoln
Michael Mullen An Bóthar Fada Coiscéim
Siobhán Parkinson Call of the Whales O'Brien Press

1999 - 2000 Bisto Awards

The Bisto Book of the Year
Marilyn Taylor  Faraway Home

The Bisto Merit Awards
Mary Arrigan Siúloid Bhreá An Gúm
Marilyn McLaughlin Fierce Milly Mammoth/Egmont
Mark O'Sullivan Silent Stones Wolfhound Press

Eilís Dillon Award Marilyn McLaughlin Fierce Milly Mammoth/Egmont
Eoin Colfer Benny and Babe O'Brien Press
Louise Lawrence The Crowlings Collins
Larry O'Loughlin Is Anybody Listening? Wolfhound Press
Gabriel Rosenstock
Piet Sluis (illustrator) Paidín Mháire Mhuigín An Gúm
Niamh Sharkey Jack and the Beanstalk Barefoot Books
Bill Wall The Boy Who Met Hitler Mercier Press
Gerard Whelan Out of Nowhere O'Brien Press

1998 - 1999 Bisto Awards
The Bisto Book of the Year
Niamh Sharkey  Tales of Wisdom and Wonder

The Bisto Merit Awards
Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick The Long March Wolfhound Press
Siobhán Parkinson The Moon King O'Brien Press
Gabriel Rosenstock
Piet Sluis (illustrator) An Rógaire agus a Scáil An Gúm

Eilís Dillon Award Caitríona Hastings Dea-Scéala Cló Iar-Chonnachta
Pat Boran
Stewart Curry (illustrator) All the Way from China Poolbeg Press
Sam McBratney Bert's Wonderful News Walker Books
Tom McCaughren Ride a Pale Horse Anvil Press
Mary Murphy Please Be Quiet Methuen
Niamh Sharkey (illustrator) The Gigantic Turnip Barefoot Books

1997 - 1998 Bisto Awards
The Bisto Book of the Year
Gerard Whelan  Dream Invader

The Bisto Merit Awards
Soinbhe Lally The Hungry Wind Poolbeg Press
P.J. Lynch When Jessie Came across the Sea Poolbeg Press
Siobhán Parkinson Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (maybe) O'Brien Press
Eilís Dillon Award Ed Miliano It's a Jungle Out There Wolfhound Press
Shortlist Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald
Stephen Hall (illustrator) The World of Colmcille, also known as Columba O'Brien Press
Dan Kissane  Angela Clarke (illustrator) Jimmy's Leprechaun Trap O'Brien Press
Dan Kissane  Angela Clarke (illustrator) The Eagle Tree O'Brien Press
Larry O'Loughlin John Leonard (illustrator) The Gobán Saor Blackwater Press
Mark O'Sullivan Angels Without Wings Wolfhound Press
Mark O'Sullivan White Lies Wolfhound Press

1996 - 1997 Bisto Awards
The Bisto Book of the Year
Siobhán Parkinson  Sisters ... No Way !

The Bisto Merit Awards
Cliodhna Cussen and Cormac Ó Snodaigh An Eala Dubh Coiscéim
Maeve Friel The Lantern Moon Poolbeg Press
Gerard Whelan The Guns of Easter O'Brien Press

Eilís Dillon Award
Gerard Whelan The Guns of Easter O'Brien Press
Shortlist Dan Kissane
Aileen Johnston (illustrator)
The Eagle Tree O'Brien Press
P.J. Lynch (illustrator) The King of Ireland's Son Poolbeg Press
Ré Ó Laighléis Gafa Comhar
Colmán Ó Raghallaigh Drochlá Ruairí Cló Mhaigh Eo
Colmán Ó Raghallaigh Róisín ar Strae An Gúm
Mark O'Sullivan More than a Match Wolfhound Press

1995 - 1996 Bisto Awards
The Bisto Book of the Year
P.J. Lynch  The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey

The Bisto Merit Awards
Mary Beckett Hannah or Pink Balloons Marino Books
Ré Ó Laighléis Sceoin sa Bhoireann Cló Iar-Chonnachta
Frank Murphy Lockie and Dadge O'Brien Press

Eilís Dillon Award
Frank Murphy Lockie and Dadge O'Brien Press
Shortlist Marita Conlon McKenna Safe Harbour O'Brien Press
Benedict Kiely The Trout in the Turnhole Wolfhound Press
Paul Muldoon The Last Thesaurus Faber and Faber
Siobhán Parkinson All Shining in the Spring O'Brien Press
Gabriel Rosenstock Piet Sluis (illustrator) Naomh Pádraig agus Crom Dubh An Gúm
Martin Waddell John Joe and the Big Hen An Gúm

1994 - 1995 Bisto Awards
In 1994 the Eilís Dillon Award was established for an author or illustrator of an outstanding first book.
The Bisto Book of the Year
Elizabeth O'Hara  Blaeberry Sunday

The Bisto Merit Awards
Rose Doyle Goodbye Summer, Goodbye Attic Press
P.J. Lynch Catkin Poolbeg Press
Ré Ó Laighléis Ecstasy agus Scéalta Eile Cló Iar-Chonnachta

Eilís Dillon Award
Mark O'Sullivan Melody for Nora Wolfhound Press
Shortlist Maeve Friel Distant Voices Poolbeg Press
Tom McCaughren In Search of the Liberty Tree Children's Press
Kate Thompson Switchers Aran

1993 - 1994 Bisto Awards
In 1993 the Bisto Merit Awards replaced the category awards.
The Bisto Book of the Year
Jane Mitchell  When Stars Stop Spinning

The Bisto Merit Awards
Sam McBratney The Chieftain's Daughter O'Brien Press
Elizabeth O'Hara The Hiring Fair Poolbeg Press
Máirín Johnston The Pony Express Attic Press
Shortlist Mary Arrigan Lá le Mamo An Gúm
Siobhán Parkinson Amelia O'Brien Press
Maria Quirk-Walshe Searching for a Friend Attic Press

1992 - 1993 Bisto Awards
The Bisto Book of the Year
Marita Conlon-McKenna  The Blue Horse

Information Book
Mairin Uí Chomain
Deiri and Bébhinn Ó Meadhra (illustrators) Tamall sa Chistin An Gúm
Teenage Fiction Sam McBratney Put a Saddle on the Pig Methuen
Historical Fiction Morgan Llywelyn Strongbow O'Brien Press
Shortlist June Considine View from a Blind Bridge Poolbeg Press
Margrit Cruickshank A Monster called Charlie Poolbeg Press
Maeve Friel The Deerstone Poolbeg Press
Mairéad Ní Nuadháin Cois Trá An Gúm

1991 - 1992 Bisto Awards
The Bisto Book of the Year
John Quinn  The Summer of Lily and Esme

Historical Fiction
Marita Conlon-McKenna Wildflower Girl O'Brien Press
Picture Book Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick The Sleeping Giant Brandon Books
First Children's Novel Yvonne MacGrory The Secret of the Ruby Ring Children's Press

No shortlist was complied in 1991

1990 - 1991 Bisto Awards
The Bisto Book of the Year
Eilís Dillon  The Island of Ghosts

Best Emerging Author Morgan Llywelyn Brian Boru O'Brien Press
Book for Young Readers Martin Waddell Grandma's Bill Simon and Schuster
Illustration P.J. Lynch Fairy Tales of Ireland Collins
Shortlist Marita Conlon-McKenna Under the Hawthorn Tree O'Brien Press
Don Conroy The Celestial Child Kildanore
Michael Mullins The Long March Poolbeg Press
Eilís Ní Dhuibhne The Uncommon Cormorant Poolbeg Press
Joan O'Neill The Daisy Chain War Attic Press
Finola Sumner Double the Boys Poolbeg Press

Bisto Book of the Decade Award 1980 - 1990
Fiction Category
Run with the Wind; Run to Earth; Run Swift, Run Free by Tom McCaughren, Jeanette Dunne (illustrator)

Information Books Category:
Exploring the Book of Kells; Brendan the Navigator by George Otto Simms, David Rooney (illustrator)

Irish Language Category:
An Chanáil  Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Bernadine Nic Ghiolla Phádraig (translator) An Gúm

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