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Greenaway, Carnegie Medal shortlists announced

In the UK, the shortlists for this year’s CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, celebrating outstanding achievement in children’s writing and illustration respectively, have been announced, reports the Bookseller.

The works shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal for an outstanding book for children and young people are:

  • Clap When You Land (Elizabeth Acevedo, Hot Key Books)
  • The Girl Who Speaks Bear (Sophie Anderson, illus by Kathrin Honesta, Usborne)
  • The Girl Who Became A Tree (Joseph Coelho, illus by Kate Milner, Otter-Barry Books)
  • On Midnight Beach (Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick, Faber) 
  • Run, Rebel (Manjeet Mann, Penguin)
  • Look Both Ways (Jason Reynolds, Knights Of)
  • The Fountains of Silence (Ruta Sepetys, Penguin)
  • Echo Mountain (Lauren Wolk, Penguin).

The works shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration are:

  • Starbird (Sharon King-Chai, Two Hoots)
  • The Bird Within Me (Sara Lundberg, trans by B J Epstein, Book Island)
  • It’s A No-Money Day (Kate Milner, Barrington Stoke)
  • How The Stars Came To Be (Poonam Mistry, Tate Publishing)
  • Hike (Pete Oswald, Walker Books)
  • I Go Quiet (David Ouimet, Canongate)
  • Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep (Catherine Rayner, Pan Macmillan)
  • Small In The City (Sydney Smith, Walker Books).

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Australian artist and author Shaun Tan won the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal for his picture book Tales from the Inner City (A&U).

The UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) will announce the winners on 16 June at a socially distanced event at the British Library, pending Covid-19 guidelines. For more information about awards and CILIP, visit the website.


Category: International news