2018 Costa Book Award Shortlist

The Costa Book Awards have announced their shortlists. The award is the only major UK book prize limited to only authors residing in the UK and Ireland. Here are the titles shortlisted for the Children’s Book Award:

Bone Talk The Colour of the Sun

Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay

The Colour of the Sun by David Almond

Orphan Monster Spy The Skylarks' War

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

The Skylark’s War by Hilary McKay (published as Love to Everyone in the US)


This Week’s Tweets & Pins

Here are some of the top items I shared on Twitter and Pinterest the last two weeks:

Reading Woman Image


The 10 Best YA and Kids’ Books of 2018

25 Wondrous And Festive Christmas Books for Kids

50 Must-Read Historical Fiction Books for Kids

Alison Lester wins the $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Literature

Bookstore’s Tweet On The Sale Of A Children’s Book After 27 Years Goes Viral

Children’s and teens roundup: the best new picture books and novels

Netflix to adapt Roald Dahl classics to small screen

The Picture Books That Defined 2018 & What They Say About Us

PW’s African-American Interest Young Readers’ Titles, 2018–2019

Rest Easy Knowing ‘Spider-Man: Into the SpiderVerse’ Does Miles Morales Solid Justice – Black Nerd Problems

Romper: The Gender Gap In Children’s Books Is Way Worse Than You Think


Tablet – The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2018

Wanda Gág awarded Original Art Lifetime Achievement Award | News, Sports, Jobs – The Journal

Washington Post’s best children’s books of 2018


Chester’s award-winning library is at the heart of a cultural transformation

The Competitive Book Sorters Who Spread Knowledge Around New York


Author of The Poet X, Elizabeth Acevedo accepts the 2018 National Book Award

The B&N Teen bloggers’ 50 favorite YA books of 2018. https://t.co/iMgWuAT5Yu

Booklist: Read-a-Likes for Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy – The Hub

BookRiot – 2019 YA Books Starring Queer Girls

Epic Reads – Best YA Books 2018: The 50 Top New Books to Read in 2018