The shortllists for the CLIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2012 have just been announced.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the UK's oldest and most prestigious book award for children's writing. Although there is no cash prize, the CILIP Carnegie is regularly described by writers as "the one they want to win".
The eight books on this year's shortlist are suitable for readers of 12 years or younger and feature no less than four debut novels.
And here's they are! Click on a cover to check availability, or click here to bring up the whole list.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is the UK's most prestigious prize for children's book illustration, and the only one to consider illustration exclusively.
This year the shortlist highlights the importance of illustration in books for older readers.
Click on a cover to check availability, or click here to bring up the whole list.
There, lots and lots of lovely new titles for you to be getting on with. Why not let us know what you think of them? Why not try to second-guess the judges and predict the winner?
And, in the true spirit of both prizes, we shall NOT be offering a cash prize for correct suggestions.