Guardian Shortlist

The Guardian Children’s Fiction Shortlist has been announced:

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Blown Away by Patrick Cave
Fly By Night by Frances Hardinge
A Darkling Plain by Philip Reeve

James Madison Book Award

The James Madison Book Award is given for the book that “that best represents excellence in bringing knowledge and understanding of American history to children in elementary school and to middle-schoolers.”
The 2006 winner is Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl by Tonya Bolden.
Three honor books were also selected:
Built to Last: Building America’s Amazing Bridges, Dams, Tunnels, and Skyscrapers by George Sullivan.
The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True and Dramatic Story of Prudence Crandall and Her Students by Suzanne Jurmain
Photo by Brady: A Picture of the Civil War by Jennifer Armstrong