Here, briefly, is the shortlist for the Carnegie, announced today. It looks very respectable, but I’ll have to start reading quickly. One of them has been lying around in the piles for ages, so this will have to be the spur.
KEVIN CROSSLEY-HOLLAND: GATTY’S TALE Orion (Age range: 10+)
LINZI GLASS: RUBY RED Penguin (Age range: 12+)
ELIZABETH LAIRD: CRUSADE Macmillan (Age range: 10+)
TANYA LANDMAN: APACHE Walker (Age range: 12+)
PHILIP REEVE: HERE LIES ARTHUR Scholastic (Age range: 12+)
MEG ROSOFF: WHAT I WAS Penguin (Age range: 12+)
JENNY VALENTINE: FINDING VIOLET PARK HarperCollins (Age range: 12+)
What do people think?