Whitbread Shortlist announced.

The Children's Shortlist is:

Frank Cottrell Boyce, Framed  (Macmillan)
Geraldine McCaughrean, The White Darkness (Oxford University Press)
Hilary McKay, Permanent Rose (Hodder Headline)
Kate Thompson, The New Policeman (The Bodley Head)

All I have to say is this:  OH MY GOD THERE'S A NEW HILARY MCKAY BOOK?????  It's been out since May!??!  How did I miss that?  I'm the worst librarian in the whole world!!  And it's about Rose, too!  I love Rose!

I might die.

Oh, right.  The grown-up shortlists have been announced, too.