Here is the Shortlist for Children’s Books (really much more like teen book):
Solace of the Road by Siobhan Dowd
Troubadour by Mary Hoffman
The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness
Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera (not out yet in the US)
The Costa Book Award is given to the most enjoyable books of the year by writers from the UK and Ireland. You may remember them as I do as the Whitbread Awards but they have a new name now.