Established in 2005, the Junior Juries is a unique programme for schools and libraries, designed to encourage awareness and enjoyment of the annual book awards. All young reading groups from across the country are invited to take part in Junior Juries. Participating classes and book clubs make their own selection of suitable titles from the books shortlisted for the awards in March. At the end of this process each group is asked to collectively vote for their favourite book.
The winner of the KPMG Children's Books Ireland Award will be announced in May as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin.
Ms Hurley’s 4th class and Ms Massey’s 2nd class both chose Míp, written by Máire Zepf and illustrated by Paddy Donnelly to read.
Both classes enjoyed reading about the adventures of Míp, the hardest-working robot in the solar system. Written in Irish with wonderful illustrations, the children created some lovely artwork and book reviews based on this book.
Ms O’Callaghan’s 6th class chose The Boldness of Betty by Anna Carey to read.
A novel set during the times of the 1913 Dublin lockout, this piece of historical fiction is keeping the boys and girls entertained.
A huge thank you to our local library, Baldoyle Library, who helped to source The Boldness of Betty by Anna Carey for us as part of the Junior Juries Awards.
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