Saturday, February 8, 2014

CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medal Longlists

The 2014 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlists are out now. Very impressive lists they are, as well. My personal congratulations go out to Ireland's own Malachy Doyle for his nomination for Too Noisy! and to P.J. Lynch for his illustrations for Mal Peet and Elsbeth Grahams' Mysterious Traveller. Actually, congratulations to them all! The lists are below:
Kate Greenaway Medal longlist 2014:
One Gorilla: A Counting Book by Anthony Browne (Walker Books)
Open Very Carefully by Nicola O'Byrne (illustrator) and Nick Bromley (author) (Nosy Crow)
The Paper Dolls by Rebecca Cobb (illustrator) and Julia Donaldson (author)(Macmillan Children's Books)
Weasels by Elys Dolan (Nosy Crow)
Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde by Jill Barton (illustrator) and Joyce Dunbar (author) (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers (illustrator) and Drew Daywalt (author) (HarperCollins Children's Books)
The Dark by Jon Klassen (illustrator) and Lemony Snicket (author) (Orchard Books)
This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen (Walker Books)
Where My Wellies Take Me by Olivia Lomenech Gill (illustrator) and Clare and Michael Morpurgo (authors)(Templar)
Mysterious Traveller by P. J Lynch (illustrator) and Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham (authors) (Walker Books)
Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David McKean (illustrator) and David Almond (author) (Walker Books)
The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water by Gemma Merino (Macmillan Children's Books)
The Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon (Pavilion Children's Books)
Abigail by Catherine Rayner (Little Tiger Press)
The Lemur's Tale by Ophelia Redpath (Templar)
Oliver by Birgitta Sif (Walker Books)
Jemmy Button by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali (illustrators) and Alix Barzelay (author) (Templar)
Too Noisy! by Ed Vere (illustrator) and Malachy Doyle (author) (Walker Books)
Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Yarlett (Templar)

CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist 2014:
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond (Walker Books)
All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry (Templar)
The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks (Penguin)
The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston (David Fickling Books)
Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper (Bodley Head)
After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross (Oxford University Press)
Heroic by Phil Earle (Penguin)
Blood Family by Anne Fine (Doubleday Children's Books)
Infinite Sky by C. J. Flood (Simon & Schuster Children's Books)
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn (Electric Monkey)
Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti (Walker Books)
Hostage Three by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury Children's Books)
The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean (Oxford University Press)
Brock by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
Binny for Short by Hilary McKay (Hodder Children's Books)
Far Far Away by Tom McNeal (Jonathan Cape)
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher (Indigo)
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (Faber & Faber)
Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead (Andersen Press)
The Wall by William Sutcliffe (Bloomsbury)


Of course I have my favourites in both lists; but I am truly glad that I am not making the decision. It would be too difficult!
The shortlists will be announced on March 18th, and the winners will be announced in June. For more information about the lists and The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals, follow the link to the website where you will find everything you need to know.
All the best to everyone!
http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/pressdesk/press.php?release=pres_2014_long_announce.html

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for that. I'm thrilled to be up there among such illustrious names. The Greenaway Prize, of course, goes to the illustrator, but I'd be happy to take just a smidgen of the credit!

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