Liar & Spy. (See review on What Are You Reading page)
Judges Julia Eccleshare, Andy Mulligan (author of Ribblestop), Jason Wallace (Out of the Shadows) and Hilary McKay have made the decision from a formidable list of contenders, which included John Green's The Fault in Our Stars and David Almond's The Boy Who Swan With Piranhas.The rules first opened up to include US writers in 2012.
Eccleshare said of the book;
"It's a novel about how children have to navigate the world, and it has
an open-handedness which means that readers may be surprised as to where
Rebecca Stead's second book, When You Reach Me, won the covetted Newbery Medal in 2010.
Congratulations, Rebecca Stead, for your truly insightful and mesmerising story.