Today was a massive day in the YA and children's community as the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway nominations were announced! I don't really know enough about the Kate Greenaway contenders, which can be found here, to say much although I've read Shh! We Have A Plan by Chris Haughton and would LOVE to see it win.
The Carnegie nominations can be found here. Below is a list of ones I've particularly enjoyed, with links to reviews.
Bold would be my shortlist if I was doing it now. Bone Jack would be my winner.
My Brother's Shadow by Tom Avery
Saving Silence by Gina Blaxill
Girl With A White Dog by Anne Booth
Ghost Soldier by Theresa Breslin (I apparently haven't reviewed this and feel REALLY bad about it - argh! V good read, moving and incredibly well-written, as you'd imagine from Theresa Breslin.)
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
In Bloom by Matthew Crow
Bone Jack by Sara Crowe
Salvage by Keren David
Say Her Name by James Dawson (Ummm, again, I meant to review this. My excuse here is that I was too scared to type it up!!)
Pea's Book of Holidays by Susie Day
The Bubble-Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
Boys Don't Knit by TS Easton
A Room Full Of Chocolate by Jane Elson (Okay, I've been hopeless at reviewing stuff, haven't I?!)
The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss
Shadow of the Wolf by Tim Hall
Close Your Pretty Eyes by Sally Nicholls (Argh.)
Trouble by Non Pratt
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (Oops. It's 1920s, crime, boarding school. I'm not writing a full review here because if you've got any sense you ordered it before my last full stop.)
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Far From You by Tess Sharpe
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith