Thursday, February 3, 2011

Your 2011 Shortlist!

We at the library service, as well as young readers and parents across sheffield, have been beavering away over the last few months, collecting and reading as many books as possible, in order to choose the very best titles for our 2011 shortilst!

In January we finally whittled down all the hundreds of books competing for a place on the shortlist to the final eighteen; with six titles for each of our three categories: Picture Book, Shorter Novel and Longer Novel, (you might notice that this year we have divided the shorter novel category into two sections, for our younger and older readers). We're confident that we have chosen the very best books on offer and that you will have great fun reading them and choosing your favourite!

So all that is left to do is announce your shortlist for 2011!

Picture Books
  • The Pig's Knickers by Jonathan Emmett and Vanessa Cabban
  • Three by the Sea by Mini Grey
  • Rhino? What Rhino? by Caryl Hart 
  • Hugless Douglas by David Melling
  • Dragon Stew by Steve Smallman and Lee Wildish
  • Egg by Alex T. Smith

Shorter Novels

Younger Readers
  • The Great Hamster Massacre by Katie Davies
  • Disgusting Dave and the Flesh-Eating Maggots by Jim Eldridge
  • Ottoline at Sea by Chris Riddell
Older Readers
  • Noah Barleywater Runs Away by John Boyne
  • Put Out the Light by Terry Deary
  • Billionaire Boy by David Walliams

Longer Novels
  • My Name is Mina by David Almond
  • Boys Don't Cry by Malorie Blackman
  • I Boy by Kevin Brooks
  • No and Me by Delphine de Vigan
  • Annexed by Sharon Dogar
  • Trash by Andy Mulligan

To find out more about the shortlisted books you'll be reading this year click on the 'Picture Books', 'Shorter Novels' and 'Longer Novels' tabs at the top of the page. We would love for you to get involved and leave your comments on the blog - what you enjoyed (or didn't!) about the titles you'll be reading over the coming months. Good luck with the shortlist and happy reading!!!