Great Reads Award 2021

We have a new, diverse and exciting shortlist for GRA 2021. Posters below – click on the images for the pdf posters. Voting is now open on the Rate Your Book page.

Junior Shortlist 2021 (pdf)

Senior Shortlist 2021 (pdf)

We are delighted to announce the winners of the GRA 2020!  They are:

Junior Category:

Most Read & Overall Winner

The Cantankerous Molly Darling /by Alvy Carragher

Senior Category:

Most Read: Nóinín /by Máire Zepf

Senior Winner: And the Stars Are Burning Brightly / by Danielle Jawando.

Congratulations! Thank you to all the student readers and voters.  The Awards Ceremony can be viewed here:-

Great Read Award Virtual Ceremony – YouTube (20 mins.)

Thank you to Joseph Peelo of Kylemore College for hosting this year and to Linda Kerr of Mount Carmel SS for all the video editing.

GRA student poster winners 2020


Shortlist for 2020 is below – congratulations to the shortlisted authors!    Voting is now closed.  Winners were announced at the Awards ceremony on Thursday 4th March at 11.00 a.m.  If you voted or registered you will be sent an invitation to the ceremony.  Thank you to all the students who read and voted!
Click the image below for the pdf poster.
Student Poster 2020
Student Poster 2020
Junior Teacher poster
Junior Teacher poster
Senior Teacher poster
Senior Teacher poster
If you have a suggestion for next year’s longlist please let a school librarian know or e-mail

See the list of our sponsors (below) who are offering great discounts on class sets of the titles above.