The list is unusual this year, as half of the nominated titles deal with kidnap and captivity. Particular favourites of the Librarians are the Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell, winner of this year’s Blue Peter Award and Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead, winner of The Guardian’s Children’s Fiction Prize 2013.
Anne Fine will make Carnegie history if she wins this year with her novel Blood Family, as she would be the only author to win three times. To find out more about the books that have been shortlisted go to Carnegie and Greenaway shortlist page.
The winner will be announced on Monday, 23rd June 2014.