We all knew this as the Whitbread Prize - but will now have to think in terms of coffee not beer. I wonder if the Costa Coffee will have copies of the books in all their outlets - what an excellent promotion that would be.
The report in The Guardian gives no details, other than the shortlist, of the children's books. However, ever presicient, you can read more about Julia Golding in our most recent issue (34); or order back copies (0121 622 7458) and read about David Almond (issue 29), Linda Newbery (issue 21) and Meg Rosoff (issue 31).
Children's Books Shortlist:
David Almond, Clay, Hodder Children's Books
Julia Golding, The Diamond of Drury Lane, Egmont
Linda Newbery, Set in Stone, David Fickling Books
Meg Rosoff, Just in Case, Puffin