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The KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards recognises Irish writers and illustrators who inspire our children’s love of reading. For the first time in its thirty-year history the KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards will be announced online, with all welcome to join in.

Watch a playback of our 2020 awards on YouTube.

The ten shortlisted titles competed for a total of five awards, with the winners announced from in May 2020 hosted in a virtual ceremony by book-loving broadcaster Rick O’Shea. A new award was presented – the ‘KPMG Reading Hero’, encouraging involvement from young readers across Ireland. 

Reading Heroes Nominations

Nominations are now closed for the 2020 KPMG Reading Hero Award. The KPMG Reading Hero Award for 2020 was awarded to Harry Darcy (age 10) from Co. Wexford in virtual ceremony in May 2020.

Harry received a €200 / £180 book voucher and his school received a €1000/£900 book token - as well as a set of the books shortlisted for the 2020 KPMG Children’s Books Ireland Awards. There was also five runner up prizes of €100 /£90 book tokens for each nominated runner up. Well done to all!

KPMG Reading Heroes

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