CILIP Carnegie Medal: Congratulations to the following:
* Kevin Crossley-Holland, shortlisted for Gatty's Tale, has won before for Storm in 1985.
* Linzi Glass is shortlisted for Ruby Red, her second novel. She was brought up in South Africa and now lives in California.
* Tanya Landman is shortlisted for Apache. This is the first time she has been shortlisted for the Carnegie. She lives in Devon with her family.
* Elizabeth Laird's Crusade is her fifth book to be shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie.
* Philip Reeve, shortlisted for Here Lies Arthur, worked in a bookshop before writing his first book, Mortal Engines.
* Meg Rosoff is shortlisted for What I Was, her third novel. She won the Carnegie award last year for Just in Case.
* Finding Violet Park is Jenny Valentine's debut novel which has already won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.
The CILIP KATE GREENAWAY Medal Shortlist 2008 Congratulations to
ANTHONY BROWNE Silly Billy
Walker Books - will he win it for an unprecidented third time?
POLLY DUNBAR Penguin
Walker Books - this acclaimed young illustrator has already been chosen as one of Booktrusts' Best Ten Illustrators as has
EMILY GRAVETT Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears
EMILY GRAVETT Monkey and Me
JANE RAY (Text by Carol Ann Duffy) The Lost Happy Endings
CHRIS RIDDELL Ottoline and the Yellow Cat
ED VERE Banana!
The Carnegie Medal and its sister award, the Kate Greenaway Medal, are awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the British Library in London on Thursday 26 June.
You will find interviews with many of the shortlisted authors and illustrators in back issues of Carousel. And an interview with Polly Dunbar will appear in the Summer copy of the magazine.