The themes of this year’s shortlisted novels include identity,
friendship, love and survival. Previous medal
winning authors on the list are Frank Cottrell Boyce, Philip Reeve, Mal Peet and Meg
Rosoff. Beck by Mal Peet, his incomplete last novel, has been
finished by Meg Rosoff, and is a coming-of-age story about a mixed race boy
transported to North America in the 18th Century.
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. Some of the shortlisted books are available to borrow now from the War Memorial and Discovery Libraries, the rest are on order.