Some Book Award News

The Booktrust Teenage Prize celebrates the best contemporary writing for teenagers in the UK. The winner of the 2008 Booktrust Teenage Prize is The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

The Costa Book Awards recognize some of the most enjoyable books of the year and are prestigious and popular literary prizes in the UK. Here is the shortlist for the 2008 Costa Children's Award:

Ostrich Boys by Keith Gray

The Carbon Diaries by Saci Lloyd

Just Henry by Michelle Magorian

Broken Soup by Jenny Valentine

Unfortunately, I haven't read any of these books. :o( But of course I would like to read them all! I better go to the nearest bookstore and hunt these books down...

Which books have you read? What did you think of them? :o)


Natalie said…
hangs head in shame: I cannot think of anything I've read lately! What's wrong with me? I should take notes from your vast selection and recommendations.
Hmm . . . I haven't heard of any of these before.
Tarie said…
Hi, Natalie. :D Oh yes, you should definitely read a book soon. I want to know what you read! What are your kids reading these days?

Hi, Natasha! I am particularly interested in reading The Knife of Never Letting Go. I have heard so many good things about it. :D
I haven't read any of them either...but I really want to read pretty much ALL of them.

Tarie said…
Lauren, hi. :D I want to read all of them too! Now the problem is how to find the time....