Bog Child by the late Siobhan Dowd has won the 2009 Carnegie medal, awarded annually for an outstanding book for children. This is the first time the award has been given posthumously. Both Lahring and I have been big fans of Dowd's beautiful writing; her previous books - A Swift Pure Cry, and The London Eye Mystery have also been Dewey picks. Her last book, Solace of the Road, will be published this October. You can read tributes and more about the award at The Guardian's coverage here.