The 2017 UKLA (UK Literacy Association) Book Awards long list has been announced. The awards, which celebrate children's and YA books, are judged by active classroom teachers. The books are split into the three age group categories and among the books long listed in the 12-16 age group are:
- Sarah Crossan, winner of the Carnegie Medal, a moving novel about conjoined twins.
- by Nicky Singer, illustrated by Chris Riddell
- by Jenny Valentine, nominated for the Carnegie Medal
- by Patrick Ness, nominated for the Carnegie Medal