Tuesday 13 November 2012

CILIP Carnegie Medal Long List for 2013

I'm sure you've probably all seen the long list for the 2013 CILIP Carnegie Medal was announced last week but I thought I'd post the list here just in case anyone missed it.

I had only read 10 of the books on the 2012 Long List when it was announced and although I had planned on making a concerted effort to work my way through as many of the books as possible I've still only managed to get my total up to 14 which is quite disappointing. There are just so many books I want to read and not enough time to read them all! I'm most annoyed with myself that I still haven't read last years winner, A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, I've seen so many fabulous reviews for that book and really need to buy a copy!

Anyway, when it comes to this year's list I'm slightly ahead of last year having already read 13 of the books on the long list (you can read my reviews for these by clicking on the links below). Not a very impressive total I know but I do have several more of the books on my to read pile so I'm going to see if I can do a better job of reading them than I did last year!

Carnegie Medal 2013 Long List:

Goldilocks on CCTV by John Agard (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

The True Tale of the Monster Billy Dean by David Almond (Puffin Books)

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus (Macmillan Children's Books)

The No. 1 Car Spotter and the Firebird by Atinuke (Walker Books)

The Traitors by Tom Becker (Scholastic)

The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne (Doubleday Children's Books)

Jasmine Skies by Sita Brahmachari (Macmillan Children's Books)

Spy For The Queen of Scots by Theresa Breslin (Doubleday Children's Books)

Naked by Kevin Brooks (Puffin Books)

Kill All Enemies by Melvin Burgess (Puffin Books)

Dead Time by Anne Cassidy (Bloomsbury)

VIII by H.M. Castor (Templar Publishing)

Dying To Know You by Aidan Chambers (Bodley Head)

The Broken Road by B.R. Collins (Bloomsbury)

The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Walker Books)

15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins (Oxford University Press)

After the Snow by S.D. Crockett (Macmillan Children's Books)

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)

Scramasax by Kevin Crossley-Holland (Quercus Publishing)

Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson (Oxford University Press)

Sektion 20 by Paul Dowswell (Bloomsbury)

A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle (Marion Lloyd Books)

Saving Daisy by Phil Earle (Puffin Books)

Buzzing! by Anneliese Emmans Dean (Brambleby Books)

The Things We Did For Love by Natasha Farrant (Faber and Faber)

Trouble in Toadpool by Anne Fine (Doubleday Children's Books)

Call Down Thunder by Daniel Finn (Macmillan Children's Books)

Far Rockaway by Charlie Fletcher (Hodder Children's Books)

The Double Shadow by Sally Gardner (Indigo)

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books)

After by Morris Gleitzman (Puffin Books)

To Be A Cat by Matt Haig (Bodley Head)

A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children's Books)

Unrest by Michelle Harrison (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Doubleday Children's Books)

The Seeing by Diana Hendry (Bodley Head)

Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan (Walker Books)

Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes (Walker Books)

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson (Marion Lloyd Books)

The Girl in the Mask by Marie-Louise Jensen (Oxford University Press)

The Prince Who Walked With Lions by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children's Books)

In Darkness by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan (David Fickling Books)

Skulduggery Pleasant: Death Bringer by Derek Landy (HarperCollins Children's Books)

Itch by Simon Mayo (Corgi Children's Books)

At Yellow Lake by Jane McLoughlin (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy (Andersen Press)

The Treasure House by Linda Newbery (Orion Children's Books)

All Fall Down by Sally Nicholls (Marion Lloyd Books)

This Dark Endeavour by Kenneth Oppel (Random House David Fickling Books)

Hitler's Angel by William Osborne (Chicken House)

Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Bodley Head)

Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver (Puffin Books)

Burn Mark by Laura Powell (Bloomsbury)

Black Arts: The Books of Pandemonium by Andrew Prentice and Jonathan Weil (David Fickling Books)

Mister Creecher by Chris Priestley (Bloomsbury)

This is Not Forgiveness by Celia Rees (Bloomsbury)

Goblins by Philip Reeve (Marion Lloyd Books)

Black Heart Blue by Louisa Reid (Puffin Books)

Pendragon Legacy: Sword of Light by Katherine Roberts (Templar Publishing)

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton (David Fickling Books)

The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon (Profile Books)

The Flask by Nicky Singer (HarperCollins Children's Books)

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Scholastic)

A Skull in Shadows Lane by Robert Swindells (Corgi Children's Books)

A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Electric Monkey)

I haven't included the long list of books for the Kate Greenaway Medal because I don't tend to read books for younger children but if you'd like to know more you can see the list here.

So how many of these books have you read? Which ones are you hoping to see make the short list when it's announced next March? I have to say I've enjoyed all of the ones that I've read but my top two (out of the ones I've read) would have to be 15 Days Without A Head and Wonder. Two very different books but both equally good and I really hope to see them make it at least as far as the short list!


  1. Wonder and Code Name Verity are definitely up there on my shortlist. But also Maggot Moon and After the Snow. Alos, I haven't read ost of them! A huge list, but plenty on there to satisfy most young readers for a good while :)

  2. @ M - I enjoyed Code Name Verity but I liked 15 Days Without A Head and Wonder even more. I haven't read Maggot Moon yet but it looks fab so I must get to it soon :o)



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