The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2019

Tuesday, 19th March saw the announcement of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists. The shortlists contain 8 books each, taken from the longlists of 137 and 117 respectively.
The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards are the UK's most prestigious and longest standing book awards for children and young adults. The titles included represent the very best in children's writing and illustration published in the UK. They also recognise and honour a diverse range of perspectives and voices as part of their mission to bring the best childrens writing and illustration to light; bringing together authors and illustrators across the globe.
And now...on to the lists:

CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist (alphabetical by author surname):

  1. The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Electric Monkey)
  2. Rebound by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile (Andersen Press)
  3. The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli (Usborne Books)
  4. Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay (David Fickling Books
  5. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children's Books)
  6. Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls (Andersen Press)
  7. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Chris Priestley (Faber & Faber)
  8. The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders (Faber & Faber)


    CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist (alphabetical by illustrator surname):

    1.  The Day War Came illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, written by Nicola Davies (Walker Books)
    2.  Ocean Meets Sky illustrated and written by Eric Fan and Terry Fan (Lincoln Children’s Books)
    3.  Beyond the Fence illustrated and written by Maria Gulemetova (Child's Play Library)
    4.  The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Walker Books)
    5.  Julian is a Mermaid illustrated and written by Jessica Love (Walker Books)
    6.  You're Safe With Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry, written by Chitra Soundar (Lantana Publishing)
    7.  The Lost Words illustrated by Jackie Morris, written by Robert Macfarlane (Hamish Hamilton)
    8.  Suffragette: The Battle for Equality illustrated and written by David Roberts (Two Hoots)

    The winners will be announced at a special event at The British Library on Tuesday, 18th of June. Alongside the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards, the Shadowers Choice Award will be announced. This is a new award, voted for by the children and young people who 'shadow' the Medals. (In my mind and my heart, the shadowing awards have always held the most significance...when it comes to childrens books, always ask a kid.).

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