Friday, 6 November 2009


Very excited about this! I just heard today... This annual children's book award is the bees knees. It's a pretty strong longlist though, there are some meaty authors with mighty pens...
Delighted and not surprised that Elen Caldecott's fabulous 'How Kirsty Jenkins Stole The Elephant' (Bloomsbury) is also there...The shortlist won't be announced until the spring.


Agard, John The Young InfernoPublisher: Frances Lincoln ISBN: 9781845077693
Allen-Gray, Alison LifegamePublisher: OUP ISBN: 9780192728432
Almond, David Jackdaw SummerPublisher: Hodder ISBN: 9780340881989
Anderson, Laurie Halse ChainsPublisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780747598077
Anderson, R J KnifePublisher: Orchard ISBN: 9781408303122
Ashley, Bernard SolitairePublisher: Usborne ISBN: 9780746081372
Bowler, Tim BloodchildPublisher: OUP ISBN: 9780192719805
Brennan, Sarah Rees The DemonÕs LexiconPublisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9781847382894
Brooks, Kevin Killing GodPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780141319124
Burgess, Melvin Nicholas DanePublisher: Andersen Press ISBN: 9781842701812
Caldecott, Elen How Kirsty Jenkins stole the elephantPublisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780747599197
Cassidy, Anne The Dead HousePublisher: Hodder ISBN: 9780340932285
Chancellor, Henry The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn: The MuseumÕs SecretPublisher: OUP ISBN: 9780192720832
Christopher, Lucy Stolen Publisher: Chicken House ISBN: 9781906427139
Creech, Sharon Hate That CatPublisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780747595298
Crossley-Holland, Kevin Waterslain AngelsPublisher: Orion ISBN: 9781842556917
Dogar, Sharon FallingPublisher: Chicken House ISBN: 9781905294695
Donaldson, Julia Running on the cracksPublisher: Egmont ISBN: 9781405222334
Dowd, Siobhan Solace of the RoadPublisher: David Fickling ISBN: 9780385609715
Dowswell, Paul AuslanderPublisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780747589099
Finn, Daniel Two Good ThievesPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9780230737761
Fisk, Pauline Flying for FrankiePublisher: Faber ISBN: 9780571236190
Forman, Gayle If I StayPublisher: Doubleday ISBN: 9780385616201
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard BookPublisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780747569015
Golding, Julia Wolf CryPublisher: OUP ISBN: 9780192727619
Grant, Helen The Vanishing of Katharina LindenPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780141325736
Hardinge, Frances Gullstruck IslandPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9781405055383
Hearn, Julie Rowan the StrangePublisher: OUP ISBN: 9780192792150
Higgins, F E The Eyeball CollectorPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9780230532281
Hoffman, Mary TroubadourPublisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780747592518
Kennen, Ally BedlamPublisher: Marion Lloyd Books ISBN: 9781407103853
LaFleur, Suzanne Love, AubreyPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780141326870
Laird, Elizabeth The Witching HourPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9780230736795
Manning, Mick & Granstrom, Brita Tail-End CharliePublisher: Frances Lincoln ISBN: 9781845076511
Muchamore, Robert Brigands M.C.Publisher: Hodder ISBN: 9780340989036
Ness, Patrick The Ask and the AnswerPublisher: Walker ISBN: 9781406310269
Newbery, Linda The SandfatherPublisher: Orion ISBN: 9781842555484
Patterson, James MaxPublisher: Doubleday ISBN: 9780385614528
Peet, Mal ExposurePublisher: Walker ISBN: 9781406306491
Perera, Anna Guantanamo BoyPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780141326078
Philip, Gillian Crossing the LinePublisher: Bloomsbury ISBN: 9780747599937
Pratchett, Terry NationPublisher: Doubleday ISBN: 9780385613705
Rai, Bali City of GhostsPublisher: Doubleday ISBN: 9780385611695
Reeve, Philip Fever CrumbPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 9781407102429
Riordan, James The SniperPublisher: Frances Lincoln ISBN: 9781845078850
Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson and the Last OlympianPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780141382944
Sedgwick, Marcus The Kiss of DeathPublisher: Orion ISBN: 9781842551851
Sedgwick, Marcus RevolverPublisher: Orion ISBN: 9781842551868
Strangolov, Lazlo Feather and BonePublisher: Walker ISBN: 9781406316605
Stroud, Jonathan Heroes of the ValleyPublisher: Doubleday ISBN: 9780385614016
Valentine, Jenny The Ant ColonyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780007283590
Ward, Rachel NumbersPublisher: Chicken House ISBN: 9781905294930
Whitley, David The Midnight CharterPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780141323718
Wilson, Leslie Saving RafaelPublisher: Andersen ISBN: 9781842709184


Jeff Reid said...

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Andreas said...

I am lobbying your books pretty hard in my school library as of a couple of weeks ago. I read Beast some time ago and loved the mix between the real day to day problems and the amazing beast problem. Great reading it was, yes!
Beast of luck on the Carnegie medal.

/andreas (school librarian, Enköping, Sweden)