The shortlist for the U.K.'s 2005 Whitbread book awards has been announced. The Financial Times runs a story, and you can access the whole list of nominees at the Whitbread web site, which gives nice summaries of the books as well. Expect to hear who wins on January 4, 2006.
2005 Whitbread Children’s Book Award shortlist
- Frank Cottrell Boyce, Framed (Macmillan)
- Geraldine McCaughrean, The White Darkness (Oxford University Press)
- Hilary McKay, Permanent Rose (Hodder Headline)
- Kate Thompson, The New Policeman (The Bodley Head)