Guardian Children's Fiction Longlist for 2007

It’s always with mixed emotions that I look at the Guardian Children’s Fiction Longlist.  Since it is a British award, so often the books aren’t published here yet.  So it can be a frustrating list to look at.  But here they are.  I will list whether they are out in the US yet, to warn you whether to not get so very excited yet.

Guardian Children’s Fiction Longlist for 2007

The Boyhood of Burglar Bill by Allan Ahlberg (Not in US yet)

Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher (In US as hardcover, will be out in paperback in 2008)

The Falconer’s Knot by Mary Hoffman (In US)

Fearless by Tim Lott (Coming out in US in Oct)

The Penalty by Mal Peet (In US)

The Truth Sayer by Sally Prue (In US in paperback)

Mr. Gum and the Biscuit Billionaire by Andy Stanton (Not in US, though the title will probably have to be changed to “Mr. Gum and the Cookie Capitalist”)

Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine (Not in US)