Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal short list announced

The short list for the UK’s Carnegie Medal for children and young adults was announced.

THE WEIGHT OF WATER, Sarah Crossan
A GREYHOUND OF A GIRL, Roddy Doyle
MAGGOT MOON, Sally Gardner
IN DARKNESS, Nick Lake
WONDER, R. J. Palacio
MIDWINTERBLOOD, Marcus Sedgwick
A BOY AND A BEAR IN A BOAT, Dave Shelton
CODE NAME VERITY, Elizabeth Wein

Also announced was the Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist for illustrated children’s books. Both winners will be named June 19:

Lunchtime, Rebecca Cobb
Again!, Emily Gravett
Oh No, George!, Chris Haughton
I Want My Hat Back, Jon Klassen
Pirates ‘n’ Pistols, Chris Mould
King Jack and the Dragon, Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author)
Black Dog, by Levi Pinfold
Just Ducks!, Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author), Walker Books

If you’re looking for a good kid’s or teen book, these are the best of the best in the UK this year.

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