This is another Scotsman article -- one of the "year's best books" lists from lots of people. Coraline's on Julia Bertagna's list.
Coraline is listed on the Guardian's best of the year roundup as well.
I can't work out how to do a link to the Times, but Coraline's on it's best of the year roundup:
The cult books of the hour are, deservedly, Garth Nix's Sabriel (Collins, �12.99; offer, �10.39) and Neil Gaiman's weird and haunting Coraline (Bloomsbury, �9.99; offer, �8.49), which, once I had got past the unpromising opening, turned out to be a masterly treatment of a common childhood - and adulthood - nightmare: the one where you dream your parents have been changed into different people, but only you can tell. If you have never had that dream, you will after reading this book.
Gaiman's spooky Coraline