The Carnegie Medal shortlist 2019

The Poet X

The Poet X

Elizabeth Acevedo

Xiomara Batista feels unheard and unable to hide in her Harlem neighborhood. Ever since her body grew into curves, she has learned to let her fists and her fierceness do the talking.

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Rebound

Rebound

Kwame Alexander, Dawud Anyabwile

From the New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander, Rebound is a stunning coming-of-age novel in verse about basketball, family and staying true to yourself. A prequel to The Crossover, winner of the Newbery Medal, and...

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The House with Chicken Legs

The House with Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson

Marinka dreams of a normal life, but her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. For Marinka's grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets...

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Bone Talk

Bone Talk

Candy Gourlay

A coming of age story set in a remote village in the Philippines, about growing up, discovering yourself and the impact of colonialism on native peoples and their lives.  

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A Skinful of Shadows

A Skinful of Shadows

Frances Hardinge

The stunning story of a young girl's quest to shape her own destiny from the author of The Lie Tree, winner of the Costa Book Award 2015.

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Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Sally Nicholls

Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.

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Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds, Chris Priestley

Pressed our lips to the pavement and prayed the boom, followed by the buzz of a bullet, didn't meet us. After Will's brother is shot in a gang crime, he knows the next steps. Only when the lift door opens, Buck walks in,...

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The Land of Neverendings

The Land of Neverendings

Kate Saunders

We're in a box in the attic.' What if there exists a world powered by imagination? A world of silliness, where humans and their toys live on long after they've left the Hard World .

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