Brought to book

CHILDREN’S books shortlisted for Britain’s two major literary prizes are available at Midlothian libraries.

Local youngsters are being invited to borrow books on the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded each year for the best book for children.

The Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded for the best illustrated book, is named after the popular 19th century artist known for her fine children’s illustrations and designs. Winners will be announced on June 14 and will be selected by a panel of specialist children’s librarians.