- The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
- The Ask and the Answer, Patrick Ness (Walker)
- Nation, Terry Pratchett (Doubleday)
- Fever Crumb, Philip Reeve (Scholastic)
- Dave McKean for Crazy Hair, Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
- Chris Riddle for The Graveyard Book, Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
This is the first time in the 30 year history of the awards that the same title –Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book – has appeared on both shortlists. The awards are presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and winners will be announced at a ceremony June 24, 2010 in London. For full lists see www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk.