The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Nominees 2017

In more catch-up type news, the UK's oldest, most prestige childrens books award, the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, have announced their long list earlier this week. 114 books have been nominated for the Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. A further 93 books have been nomiated for the Kate Greenaway Medal for excellence in illustration.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal list reads quite YA heavy, but this is understandable given the large number of YA fiction titles that show exceptional qualities in writing, storytelling and vibrancy. Nominees include:
Tanya Landman for Hell and High Water
Jackie Morris for The Wild Swans
Phillip Reeve for Railhead
Gavriel Savitt for Anna and the Swallow Man
Stewart Foster for The Bubble Boy
Timothee de Fombelle for The Book of Pearl
Malorie Blackman for Chasing the Stars
Lauren Wolk for Wolf Hollow
Kiran Millwood Hargrave for The Girl of Ink and Stars
....and many, many more incredible authors/titles

The Kate Greenaway Medal has an equally impressive list which includes:
Dieter Braun for Wild Animals of the North
Emily Gravett for Tidy
Petr Horachek for The Greedy Goat
Chris Riddell and Michael Rosen for A Great Big Cuddle
Jane Ray and Kevin Crossley-Holland for Heartsong
David Roberts and Michelle Robinson for A Beginners Guide to Bear Spotting
Birgitta Sif for Where My Feet Go
Sam Usher for Rain
Fiona Woodcock for Hiding Heidi
...and, again, many, many more beautiful illustrated books.

Have a good look at the list. I'm sure you'll find something magnificent that will completely WOW you. And the best of luck to everyone on both list!


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