The shortlist was announced this morning and boy, what a fantastic list!
Here we go:
ANDERSON, LAURIE HALSE CHAINS
Bloomsbury (Age range 11+)
GAIMAN, NEIL THE GRAVEYARD BOOK
Bloomsbury (Age range 9+)
GRANT, HELEN THE VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN
Penguin (Age range 14+)
HEARN, JULIE ROWAN THE STRANGE
Oxford University Press (Age range 12+)
NESS, PATRICK THE ASK AND THE ANSWER
Walker (Age range 14+)
PRATCHETT, TERRY NATION
Doubleday (Age range 11+)
REEVE, PHILIP FEVER CRUMB
Scholastic (Age range 9+)
SEDGWICK, MARCUS REVOLVER
Orion (Age range 12+)
I have copies of most of these at home to read...so I'll do my best to work through them and review them, even if they are shorter than the usual reviews.
Oh, the winner will be announced on 24th June here in London. I'm definitely going to try and predict the winner myself, that's for sure!