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Fraillon, Millard shortlisted for Carnegie Medal

Australian authors Zana Fraillon and Glenda Millard have been shortlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal.

Fraillon is shortlisted for The Bone Sparrow (Hachette) and Millard for The Stars at Oktober Bend (A&U).

The other books shortlisted are:

  • Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth (Frank Cottrell Boyce, Pan Macmillan)
  • The Smell of Other People’s Houses (Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, Faber)
  • Railhead (Philip Reeve, OUP)
  • Beck (Mal Peet & Meg Rosoff, Walker Books)
  • Salt to the Sea (Ruta Sepetys, Puffin)
  • Wolf Hollow (Lauren Wolk, Random House)

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Fraillon and Millard were among 20 books longlisted for the award.

The books shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal are:

  • Wild Animals of the North (Dieter Braun, Flying Eye Books)
  • TIDY (Emily Gravett, Macmillan)
  • The Wolves of Currumpaw (William Grill, Flying Eye Books)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J K Rowling, illus by Jim Kay, Bloomsbury)
  • A Great Big Cuddle (Michael Rosen, illus by Chris Riddell, Walker Books)
  • The Journey (Francesca Sanna, Flying Eye Books)
  • The Marvels (Brian Selznick, Scholastic)
  • There is a Tribe of Kids (Lane Smith, Macmillan).

Presented annually by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), the Carnegie Medal is awarded to the writer of an outstanding book for children and young people and the Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for outstanding illustration in a children’s book.

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