The wait is over, the shortlists have been announced.
Every year, we await this with anticipation. Every year, every school librarian I know has a lot to say about the books on the shortlist!


David Almond ~ My Name is Mina

Lissa Evans ~  Small Change for Stuart

Sonya Hartnett ~ The Midnight Zoo

Ali Lewis ~ Everybody Jam

Andy Mulligan ~ Trash (see my review here)

Patrick Ness ~ A Monster Calls (see my review here)

Annabel Pitcher ~ My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece (see my review here)

Ruta Sepetys ~ Between Shades of Gray


Emily Gravett ~ Wolf won’t bite (see my review here) 

Petr Horacek ~ Puffin Peter

Jim Kay ~ A Monster Calls

David McKean ~ Slog’s Dad

Catherine Rayner ~ Solomon Crocodile

Rob Ryan ~ The Gift

Viviane Schwarz ~There are no Cats in this Book

Vicky White ~ Can We Save the Tiger?