The shortlist for the 2012 Carnegie Medal has been announced.  The UK Carnegie Medal is awarded each year for outstanding writing in a children’s book. 

Here are the titles on the shortlist:

  

Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Septys

Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

  

The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett

My Name is Mina by David Almond

My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher

 

Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans

Trash by Andy Mulligan