Carnegie, Greenaway medals 2016 shortlists announced
In the UK, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has announced the shortlists for the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. The eight books on this year’s YA-heavy shortlist for the Carnegie medal, presented to the writer of an outstanding children’s book, are: One (Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury); The Lie Tree (Frances Hardinge, Macmillan); There Will Be Lies (Nick Lake, Bloomsbury); The Rest of Us Just Live Here (Patrick Ness, Walker); Five Children on the Western Front (Kate Saunders, Faber); The Ghosts of Heaven (Marcus Sedgwick, Indigo); Lies We Tell Ourselves (Robin Talley, MiraInk); and Fire Colour One (Jenny Valentine, HarperCollins). The shortlisted titles for the Kate Greenaway Medal, which recognises ‘distinguished illustration’ in children’s books, are: Willy’s Stories (Anthony Browne, Walker); There’s a Bear on My Chair (Ross Collins, Nosy Crow); Once Upon an Alphabet (Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins); Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (illus by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett, Walker); Something About a Bear (Jackie Morris, Frances Lincoln); Captain Jack and the Pirates (illus by Helen Oxenbury, written by Peter Bently, Puffin); The Sleeper and the Spindle (illus by Chris Riddell, written by Neil Gaiman, Bloomsbury); and Footpath Flowers (illus by Sydney Smith, written by JonArno Lawson, Walker). The winners for both medals will be announced on 20 June, with each winner receiving £500 (A$949) worth of books to donate to their local library and a cash prize of £5000 (A$9485). One title from each shortlist will also be awarded the Amnesty CILIP Honour, which recognises a title that ‘most distinctively illuminates, upholds or celebrates freedoms’. As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Bob Graham’s How the Sun Got to Coco’s House (Walker) was one of 20 titles longlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. For more information, click here.