CILIP’s Carnegie Medal is awarded each year for an outstanding book for children and young people. The Carnegie shortlist this year includes eight excellent books, most of which are available now in the War Memorial and Discovery Libraries and the rest are on order.
The short listed books are:
- One by Sarah Crossan
- The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
- There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
- Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
- The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick
- Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
- Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
The shortlist predominately features teen fiction with themes of secrets and lies. It includes previous winner Patrick Ness who, if he wins, would be the first ever author to win the award three times.
There is strong competition from Costa Book of the Year The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge, a thrilling murder mystery set in Victorian times and the debut novel Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, a story of two teenage girls who fall in love across the race divide in fifties America.
To find out more about the books and their authors, go to the Carnegie Shortlist web page and click on the book that you are interested in reading.