Costa Book Awards 2007.

The winner in the children's category is:

The Bower Bird, by Ann Kelley

As I seem to have missed the shortlist announcement*, these are the other books that were in the running:

Crusade by Elizabeth Laird
What I Was** by Meg Rosoff
Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

Other category winners at the Costa website.

*It's perfectly possible that the holiday season has caused a lapse in my memory.  If so, I humbly apologize for repeating myself.  All of the fudge drained my brain power.

**Which is being published in the States as a grown-up book.  Well, I assume it is -- Amazon has listed the publisher as Viking Adult, so I admit I'm taking a big leap there.