Thursday, April 17, 2008

Award Info

The Carnegie Medal shortlist has been announced. Here it is:
  • Gatty's Tale, by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Ruby Red, by Linzi Glass
  • Apache, by Tanya Lindman
  • Crusade, by Elizabeth Laird
  • Here Lies Arthur, by Philip Reeve
  • What I Was, by Meg Rosoff (I recently read this one and hope to post a review this weekend. It's a novel that stays with you, even if Rosoff's titles are ones you tend to forget.)
  • Finding Violet Park, by Jenny Valentine
I love the Carnegie. My favorite award other than the Cybils, of course.

The Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award (for books written and illustrated by Canadians) shortlists have also been announced. Here they are:

Picture Book:
  • Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend, by Melanie Watt
  • Grumpy Bird, by Jeremy Tankard
  • The Aunts Come Marching, by Bill Richardson and illustrated by Cynthia Nugent
  • The Boy from the Sun, by Duncan Weller
  • The Painted Circus: P.T. Vermin Presents a Mesmerizing Menagerie of Trickery and Illusion Guaranteed to Beguile and Bamboozle the Beholder, by Wallace Edwards
  • Dancing Through the Snow, by Jean Little
  • Darkwing, by Kenneth Oppel
  • Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • A Perfect Gentle Knight, by Kit Pearson
  • Rex Zero, King of Nothing, by Tim Wynne-Jones