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Jennings, Colpoys longlisted for Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals

Australian children’s author Paul Jennings and illustrator Allison Colpoys have been longlisted for the UK’s 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals respectively.

Jennings’ novel A Different Boy (A&U), illustrated by Australian artist Geoff Kelly, was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book for children and young people. Colpoys was longlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for distinguished illustration for her work on the picture book If All the World Were … (written by Joseph Coelho, Frances Lincoln).

Jennings and Colpoys were chosen for the longlists from nomination lists announced in November last year.

The longlisted titles are:

2019 Carnegie Medal:

  • The Poet X (Elizabeth Acevedo, Egmont)
  • Rebound (Kwame Alexander, illus by Dawud Anyabwile, Andersen)
  • The Colour of the Sun (David Almond, Hodder Children’s)
  • The House with Chicken Legs (Sophie Anderson, illus by Elisa Paganelli, Usborne)
  • The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (Brian Conaghan, Bloomsbury YA)
  • Moonrise (Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury Children’s)
  • Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki (Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus by Jeffrey Alan Love, Walker)
  • My Side of the Diamond (Sally Gardner, Hotkey)
  • Bone Talk (Candy Gourlay, David Fickling)
  • A Skinful of Shadows (Frances Hardinge, Macmillan Children’s)
  • A Different Boy (Paul Jennings, illus by Geoff Kelly, A&U Children’s)
  • The Lost Words (Robert Macfarlane, illus by Jackie Morris, Hamish Hamilton)
  • Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales (Hilary McKay, illus by Sarah Gibb, Macmillan Children’s)
  • Things A Bright Girl Can Do (Sally Nicholls, Andersen)
  • The Astonishing Colour of After (Emily X R Pan, Orion Children’s)
  • The Boy at the Back of the Class (Onjali Q Raúf, Orion Children’s)
  • Station Zero (Philip Reeve, OUP)
  • Long Way Down (Jason Reynolds, illus by Chris Priestley, Faber Child)
  • The Land of Neverendings (Kate Saunders, Faber Child)
  • Mud (Emily Thomas, Andersen).

2019 Kate Greenaway Medal:

  • A Stone for Sascha (Aaron Becker, Candlewick)
  • The Day the War Came (Nicola Davies, illus by Rebecca Cobb, Walker)
  • This Zoo is Not for You (Ross Collins, Nosy Crow)
  • If All the World Were… (Joseph Coelho, illus by Allison Colpoys, Frances Lincoln Children’s)
  • Bob’s Blue Period (Marion Deuchars, Laurence King)
  • Ocean Meets Sky (Eric Fan & Terry Fan, Frances Lincoln Children’s)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition (J K Rowling, illus by Olivia Lomenech Gill, Bloomsbury)
  • The Last Wolf (Mini Grey, Jonathan Cape)
  • Beyond the Fence (Maria Gulemetova, Child’s Play Library)
  • Mary’s Monster (Lita Judge, Wren & Rook)
  • The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse (Mac Barnett, illus by Jon Klassen, Walker)
  • Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki (Kevin Crossley-Holland, illus by Jeffrey Alan Love, Walker)
  • Julian is a Mermaid (Jessica Love, Walker)
  • Mrs Noah’s Pockets (Jackie Morris, illus by James Mayhew, Walker)
  • You’re Safe With Me (Chitra Soundar, illus by Poonam Mistry, Lantana Publishing)
  • The Lost Words (Robert Macfarlane, illus by Jackie Morris, Hamish Hamilton)
  • Suffragette: The Battle for Equality (David Roberts, Two Hoots)
  • Illegal (Eoin Colfer & Andrew Colfer, illus by Giovanni Rigano, Hodder Children’s)
  • Animals with Tiny Cat (Viviane Schwarz, Walker)
  • The Family Tree (Mal Peet, illus by Emma Shoard, Barrington Stoke).

The shortlists for both the 2019 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals will be announced on 18 March 2019, with the winners being announced on 17 June.

The medals are presented annually by the UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). For more information about awards and CILIP, visit the website.



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