The best and the rest

Carnegie medal

'The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents', the other Discworld novels and Terry Pratchett's other fiction for children (the "Truckers" and "Johnny" trilogies) are published by Doubleday.Highly Commended was 'Stop the Train' by Geraldine McCaughrean (Oxford University Press). Commended was 'Love That Dog' by Sharon Creech (Bloomsbury Children's Books).

Kate greenaway Medal

'Pirate Diary: the journal of Jake Carpenter' is published by Walker Books pound;12.99. 'The Edge Chronicles' are published by Doubleday. 'Something Else', 'Platypus' and 'Platypus and the Lucky Day' are published by Puffin.Highly Commended were 'Fix-It Duck' by Jez Alborough (Collins) and 'Sometimes I Like To Curl Up In A Ball' by Charles Fuge (author Vicki Churchill, published by Gullane).

The Youth Libraries Group of CILIP (formerly Library Association) has produced two guides to the best books submitted for the awards: "Best of Carnegie" and "Best of Greenaway". Order on 020 7255 0500.

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