Lots of Good News from Irish Publisher Little Island

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Olivia Hope

From Little Island:

We are extremely proud to have become the first Irish publisher to make the longlist for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing, regarded as the most prestigious children’s book prize in the English-speaking world. Think Booker Prize for kid lit. Louise Finch’s The Eternal Return of Clara Hart has also been shortlisted for the Great Reads Award and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award.

Meanwhile Jane Mitchell’s highly topical Run for Your Life, about asylum-seeker experience in Ireland, has been shortlisted for the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards, longlisted for the Redbridge Children’s Book Award and named as part of this year’s Read for Empathy collection.

More firsts for Little Island: Sam Thompson’s The Fox’s Tower has been longlisted for the British Science Fiction Association Best Book for Young Readers (voting for the shortlist is open to members until 19 Feb), and selected for this year’s USBBY (United States Board on Books for young people) list of Outstanding International Books.

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Big Bad Me by Aislinn O’Loughlin has been longlisted for the Amazing Book Awards.

Finally, The Eternal Return of Clara Hart, Run for Your Life and Big Bad Me have ALL been shortlisted for the Badger Book Awards (which you can vote for to be in with a chance to win books for a school of your choice (UK schools only).

Sending a big congratulations to all of these amazing authors!

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