The Library Committee and the Student Book Club have been reading and voting on the Children’s Books Ireland shortlist of books of the year. This is called Junior Juries and the winning books are announced at the end of May.
On the 9th of May book club students met up in the school library during lunchtime to discuss the books they had read. These books were:
Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth
The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar
Frindleswylde by Natalia and Lauren O’ Hara
Maybe… by Chris Haughton
Cluasa Capaill Ar An Rí by Bridget Bhreathnach and Shona Shirley MacDonald
The Summer I Robbed A Bank by David O’Doherty
Gut Feelings by C.G. Moore
Rescuing Titanic by Flora Delargy
There’s A Ghost In This House by Oliver Jeffers
The Shadows Of Rookhaven by Pádraic Kenny
Then they shared their votes, making a final score. In 3rd place was The Shadows Of Rookhaven by Pádraic Kenny. In 2nd place was The Henna Wars by Adiba Jaigirdar. And in 1st place was Not My Problem by Ciara Smyth.
The votes have been sent in to the Junior Juries team and we wait to see the National Winners announced during the month!
All the books on the shortlist are available to borrow from the School Library.
Tracey Ijezie, Millie Byrne & Alex O’ Reilly – TY Press