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Australians nominated for 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals

Several Australian authors and illustrators have been included in the 2017 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals nominations, which were announced in the UK on 24 October.

The three Australian titles among the 114 books nominated for the Carnegie Medal are The Bone Sparrow (Zana Fraillon, Hachette), Illuminae (Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman, A&U) and The Stars at Oktober Bend (Glenda Millard, A&U).

Jeannie Baker’s Circle (Walker Books) and Dougal MacPherson and Jessica Walton’s Introducing Teddy (Bloomsbury) are among the 93 books nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Presented annually by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, the Carnegie Medal is awarded for an outstanding children’s book, while the Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children.

The longlists will be announced 16 February 2017, followed by the shortlists on 14 March and the winners’ announcement on 19 June.

For the full list of nominees, visit the awards website here.


Category: Junior Local news