CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) have announced the longlist for this years Carnegie Medal. The Carnegie Medal is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children.
It was established by in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie set up more than 2800 libraries across the English speaking world and, by the time of his death, over half the library authorities in Great Britain had Carnegie libraries.
The books are judged by a panel of Children’s Librarians and children across the country will shadow the award, reading the books over the judging period. The shortlist is announced on March 19th 2013, with the winner announced in June 2013.
The list is too long to put here but follow the link to the Carnegie Medal press release to have a look , it might provide some interesting reading choices or might help if shopping for a teenager for Christmas.