2014 Costa Book Awards Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2014 Costa Book Awards have been announced.  The awards are given to the best books in several categories by British and Irish authors.  One category is the Children’s Book Award.  Here is the shortlist:

Five Children on the Western Front The Ghosts of Heaven

Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick

Listen to the Moon Running Girl

Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo

Running Girl by Simon Mason

2014 National Book Award Winners

My favorite of the nominees for the Young People’s National Book Award was chosen as the winner

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson