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UK's Best (Arguably) Children's Books 2010

Honoring children's book writing and art, respectively, the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals are the UK equivalents to the Newbery and Caldecott awards. The CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) recently released the shortlists for both. Almost all of these books have been published in the United States, too, and Gaiman's Graveyard Book won the Newbery in 2009. 

Who will win on June 24th? The books are listed below the break. 

Carnegie Medal Shortlist

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains. (Age range 11+) 

Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book.  (Age range 9+) 

Grant , Helen. The Vanishing of Katharina Linden.  (Age range 14+)

Hearn, Julie. Rowan the Strange.  (Age range 12+) 

Walker, Patrick Ness. The Ask and the Answer.  (Age range 14+) 

Pratchett, Terry. Nation.  (Age range 11+) 

Reeve, Philip. Fever Crumb.  (Age range 9+) 

Sedgwick, Marcus. Revolver.  (Age range 12+)

Greenaway Medal Shortlist

Baker-Smith, Graham  (text by Angela McAllister). Leon and the Place Between.  (Age range: 8+)  

Blackwood, Freya (text by Margaret Wild). Harry & Hopper.  (Age range: 6+)

Jeffers, Oliver. The Great Paper Caper.  (Age range: 4+) 

Kitamura, Satoshi, Millie's Marvellous Hat. (Age range:4+ ) 

McKean, Dave (text by Neil Gaiman). Crazy Hair. (Age range: 6+)

Riddell, Chris (text by Neil Gaiman). The Graveyard Book. (Age range: 9+) 

Roberts, David (text by Paul Fleischman). The Dunderheads. (Age range: 8+) 

Schwarz, Viviane. There Are Cats in this Book.  (Age range: 2+)


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Just to point out that Harry and Hopper is an Australian book by an Australian author and illustrator.

Nice! I didn't realize that, Judith.

Chains and Laurie Halse Anderson are American.

Harry and Hopper is a lovely book, but when I first read it to my grand daughter, she cried. Despite that, it's one of her favorite books.

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