The International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) is an international nonprofit organization committed to bringing books and children together. The IBBY Honour List is a biennial selection of outstanding, recently published books honoring writers, illustrators, and translators from IBBY member countries. Honour List titles are representative of the best in children’s literature from each member country and are deemed suitable for publication throughout the world. Permanent collections of the IBBY Honour List books are kept in Munich (International Youth Library), Zurich (Swiss Institute for Child and Youth Media, SIKIM), Bratislava (Bibiana Research Collection), St. Petersberg (RBBY Central Children’s Library), Tokyo (IBBY), Kuala Lumpur (Book City Corporation of Malaysia), Tucson (World of Words) and Evanston (Northwestern University Library).
Kevin’s novel A Lonely Note is Ireland’s contribution to the IBBY Honour List for 2017-18.