Bibliography and Recognition

Bibliography

Mad Grandad’s Flying Saucer (2003), O’Brien Press (for 6+)
9780862788223

Mad Grandad’s Robot Garden (2003), O’Brien Press (for 6+)
9780862788216

Excerpt from The Gods and Their Machines published as a short story in the anthology Irish Writers Against War (2003), O’Brien Press
9780862788254

The Gods And Their Machines (2004), O’Brien Press (novel)
9780862788339

The Harvest Tide Project (2004), O’Brien Press (novel)
9780862788346

Under Fragile Stone (2005), O’Brien Press (novel)
9780862788353

Mad Grandad And The Mutant River (2005), O’Brien Press (for 6+)
9780862789398

Mad Grandad And The Kleptoes (2005), O’Brien Press (for 6+)
9780862789381

Small-Minded Giants (2006), Random House (novel)
9780552554732

The Evil Hairdo (2006), O’Brien Press (for 8+)
9780862789404

The Poison Factory (2006), O’Brien Press (for 8+)
9780862789411

Ancient Appetites (2007), Random House (novel) (first book in The Wildenstern Saga)
9780552554992

Mad Grandad’s Wicked Pictures (2007), O’Brien Press (for 6+)
9781847170637

The Goblin of Tara (2007), Barrington Stoke (illustrated novella for reluctant readers)
9781842995143

Lost for Words (short story in the anthology Drogheda Writes, 2007), Drogheda Creative Writers
9780955155628

Strangled Silence (2008), Random House (novel)
9780552558624

Wired Teeth (2008), O’Brien Press (for 8+)
9781847170033

The Wisdom of Dead Men (2009), Random House (novel) (second book in The Wildenstern Saga)
9780552558655

The Evil Eye (2009), Barrington Stoke (illustrated novella for reluctant readers)
9781842996317

The Baby Giant (2009), O’Brien Press (for 5+)
9781847170880

Armouron: The Armoured Ghost (2010), Random House (novella for 9+)
9780553821161

Armouron: Lying Eyes (2010), Random House (novella for 9+)
9780553821178

Mad Grandad’s Doppelganger (2010), O’Brien Press (for 6+)
9781847171979

Armouron: The Orphan Factory (2011), Random House (novella for 9+)
9780553822007

Armouron: Dead-End Junction (2011), Random House (novella for 9+)
9781409098980

Merciless Reason (2012), Random House (novel) (third book in The Wildenstern Saga)
9780552564854

The Wolfling’s Bite (2012) (writing as Annie Graves), Little Island (for 6+) 9781908195302

Rat Runners (2013), Random House (novel)
9780552566209

Get Yourself Gone (2013), Franklin Watts (novella for reluctant readers)
9781445123127

The Murder Machine (short story in the anthology Stories of WW1, 2014), Orchard Books
978-1408330357

Viking Thunder in Dublin (2014), Poolbeg Press (for 6+)
9781781999783

The Banshee Queen of Cork (2014), Poolbeg Press (for 6+)
9781781999776

The Lord in the Lake in Limerick (2014), Poolbeg Press (for 6+)
9781781999752

Kings of the Realm: War’s Harvest, (2014), Penguin(novel)
9780141348698

Kings of the Realm: Cruel Salvation (2014), Penguin (novel)
9780141348704

Across the Cold Ground (short story in the anthology Beyond the Stars, 2014), HarperCollins
9780008103415

Spoil the Kill (2014), (promotional ebook novella) Open Road Media
ASIN: B00O8A0BE8

The Drift Family at Dundrum (2014), MK Illumination (picture book)
The Last Dying Seconds (2015), (part of the Project X series)Oxford University Press (8+)
9780198310693

The Starving Darkness (2015), (part of the Project X series)Oxford University Press (8+)
9780198330912

Stream Time (short story in the Laureate na nOg, Eoin Colfer’s anthology Once Upon a Place, 2015), Little Island
9781910411377

The Need for Fear (2015), (promotional ebook novella) Open Road Media
ASIN: B0141UPA1S

The Vile Desire to Scream (2015), (promotional ebook novella) Open Road Media
ASIN: B0141UPA1S

The Elf Before Christmas (2016) (short story in Spraoi Christmas Annual) Folens (6+)
9781780906546

About Last Christmas (2016) (short story in Siamsa Christmas Annual) Folens (7+)
9781780906553

In 2017, I had three short stories, Get the Picture, The Tilting Tree and The Hungry Sea, published in Mexico in books produced by RichmondPublishing, an English language publisher.

Headbomz: Wreckin’ Yer Head (2018), (written for Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, supported by Vodafone)

The Accidental Adventures of Onion O’Brien: The Great Ape Escape (written by Jason Byrne, I was illustrator and co-editor) (2018) Gill Books (9+)

Race the Atlantic Wind: The Flight of Alcock and Brown (2019) O’Brien Press (novel)
9781788491013

The Accidental Adventures of Onion O’Brien: The Head of Ned Belly (written by Jason Byrne, I was illustrator and co-editor) (2019) Gill Books (9+)
9780717179008

Awards and Recognition

In 2005, The Gods and Their Machines won a Bisto Book of the Year Merit Award.

In 2005, The Gods and Their Machines and The Harvest Tide Project were both shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award, the first time an author has had two books on the same shortlist for this award.

In 2006, The Gods And Their Machines, published by Tor in the United States, was shortlisted for Locus Magazine’s Best First Novel Award.

In 2006, Under Fragile Stone won the Shadowing category of the Bisto Book of the Year Award. The category later became known as the Children’s Choice Award.

In May 2007, Small-Minded Giants was recommended by the Education Secretary, Alan Johnson and the School Library Association in the UK on a one-off list of Top 160 Books For Boys (No. 44).

In 2007, Ancient Appetites was shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize.

In 2008, Small-Minded Giants was shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Awards, for a category of the award open to any book, rather than just those published in the relevant year.

In 2009, Strangled Silence was shortlisted for Falkirk Council’s 2010 RED Book Award.

In 2010, an excerpt from Small-Minded Giants was used in the UK GCSE English Paper 1 Higher Tier.

In 2011 the French edition of Ancient Appetites, Voraces, was shortlisted for le Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in the Young Adult (Foreign) Novel category.

In the same year, Voraces, was also shortlisted for the Prix Imaginales 2011 in the Jeunesse Category.

In 2012, Voraces was shortlisted for Les Modus du Polar Award, an award run by librarians to celebrate mystery novels.

In 2012, The Wildenstern Saga as a serieswas long-listed (one of ten titles) for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in the Young Adult (Foreign) Novel category.

In 2012, The Wolfling’s Bite, as part of the Nightmare Club series, was chosen for the UNESCO Dublin City of Literature Special Reading Programme.

In 2014, Rat Runners was shortlisted for Falkirk Council’s 2015 RED Book Award

In 2014, I won the European Science Fiction Society Award, for Best Creator of Children’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Books. It’s given to a writer in recognition of recent works, but not for a particular book.

In 2014, the anthology, Stories of WW1, featuring my story, The Murder Machine, was one of seventeen titles chosen by Booktrust in the UK for its nationwide Bookbuzz programme, to encourage reading for pleasure in schools.

In 2015, the anthology, Beyond the Stars, featuring my story, Across the Cold Ground (which I also illustrated), was shortlisted for the CBI Book of the Year Award.

In 2015, the anthology, Once Upon a Place, featuring my story, Stream Time, was shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in the Senior Children’s Book of the Year category.

In 2015, the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), chose Once Upon a Place as one of their best books of the year.

In 2016, Once Upon a Place, was placed third in Dublin Book Festival’s shortlist for Irish Book of the Decade.

In 2017, I was shortlisted for the Francis Ledwidge Creative Writing Award

Foreign rights for my books have been sold in the US, Canada (in French), France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, Slovenia, Romania, Portugal, Turkey, Japan and South Korea.