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Australian illustrator Tanner longlisted for 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal

Australian illustrator Jane Tanner has been longlisted for the 2018 Kate Greenaway Medal for her work on the picture book Storm Whale (written by Sarah Brennan, A&U).

Tanner was chosen for the 20-strong longlist from a nomination list of 116 entries, which featured several Australians. The longlisted titles are:

  • Wild Animals of the South (Dieter Braun, Flying Eye Books)
  • King of the Sky (illus by Laura Carlin, written by Nicola Davies, Walker Books)
  • The Pond (illus by Cathy Fisher, written by Nicola Davies, Graffeg)
  • Night Shift (Debi Gliori, Bonnier Zaffre)
  • The Bad Bunnies’ Magic Show (Mini Grey, S&S)
  • A First Book of Animals (illus by Petr Horácek, written by Nicola Davies, Walker Books)
  • A Child of Books (Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston, Walker Books)
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (illus by Jim Kay, written by J K Rowling, Bloomsbury)
  • We Found a Hat (Jon Klassen, Walker Books)
  • The Secret Horses of Briar Hill (illus by Levi Pinfold, written by Megan Shepherd, Walker Books)
  • The Song from Somewhere Else (illus by Levi Pinfold, written by A F Harrold, Bloomsbury)
  • The Liszts (illus by Júlia Sardà, written by Kyo Maclear, Andersen Press)
  • The Pavee and the Buffer Girl (illus by Emma Shoard, written by Siobhan Dowd, Barrington Stoke)
  • Penguin Problems (illus by Lane Smith, written by Jory John, Walker Books)
  • Town is by the Sea (illus by Sydney Smith, written by Joanne Schwartz, Walker Books)
  • Thornhill (Pam Smy, David Fickling Books)
  • Lots: The Diversity of Life on Earth (illus by Emily Sutton, written by Nicola Davies, Walker Books)
  • Storm Whale (illus by Jane Tanner, written by Sarah Brennan, A&U)
  • Under the Same Sky (Britta Teckentrup, Little Tiger Press)
  • The Secret of Black Rock (Joe Todd-Stanton, Flying Eye Books)

The longlist for the Carnegie Medal was also announced. The longlisted titles are:

  • The Tale of Angelino Brown (David Almon, illus by Alex T Smith, Walker Books)
  • The Hypnotist (Laurence Anholt, Penguin Random House)
  • Overheard in a Tower Block (Joseph Coelho, illus by Kate Milner, Otter-Barry Books)
  • Wed Wabbit (Lissa Evans, David Fickling Books)
  • The Island at the End of Everything (Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Chicken House)
  • The Song from Somewhere Else (A F Harrold, illus by Levi Pinfold, Bloomsbury)
  • After the Fire (Will Hill, Usborne)
  • Welcome to Nowhere (Elizabeth Laird, Macmillan)
  • Out of Heart (Irfan Master, Bonnier Zaffre)
  • A Berlin Love Song (Sarah Matthias, Troika Books)
  • Where the World Ends (Geraldine McCaughrean, Usborne)
  • Rook (Anthony McGowan, Barrington Stoke)
  • Release (Patrick Ness, Walker Books)
  • The Call (Peadar O’Guilin, David Fickling Books)
  • Black Light Express (Philip Reeve, OUP)
  • The Explorer (Katherine Rundell, illus by Hannah Horn, Bloomsbury)
  • Saint Death (Marcus Sedgwick, Hachette)
  • The Hate U Give (Angie Thomas, Walker Books)
  • Encounters (Jason Wallace, Andersen Press)
  • Beyond the Bright Sea (Lauren Wolk, Penguin Random House)

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, while the Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for outstanding illustration in a children’s book.

The shortlists for both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2018 will be announced on 15 March 2018, with the winners being announced on 18 June.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, CILIP launched an independent review in 2017 after last year’s longlists were criticised for not including a single black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) writer. The Diversity and Equality Review is taking place throughout the 2018 Medals cycle and is currently in consultation phase, which involves an online survey and focus groups.

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