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.