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Carnegie, Greenaway Medals 2022 shortlists announced

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

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

  • October, October (Katya Balen, illus by Angela Harding, Bloomsbury)
  • Guard Your Heart (Sue Divin, Macmillan Children’s)
  • When the Sky Falls (Phil Earle, Andersen Press)
  • Everyone Dies Famous in a Small Town (Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, Faber)
  • The Crossing (Manjeet Mann, Penguin)
  • Tsunami Girl (Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada, Guppy Books)
  • Cane Warriors (Alex Wheatle, Andersen Press)
  • Punching the Air (Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam, HarperCollins).

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

  • Drawn Across Borders (George Butler, Walker)
  • The Midnight Fair (illus by Mariachiara Di Giorgio, written by Gideon Sterer, Walker)
  • Too Much Stuff (Emily Gravett, Two Hoots)
  • Long Way Down (illus by Danica Novgorodoff, written by Jason Reynolds, Faber)
  • Milo Imagines the World (illus by Christian Robinson, written by Matt de la Pena, Two Hoots)
  • Shu Lin’s Grandpa (illus by Yu Rong, written by Matt Goodfellow, Otter-Barry Books)
  • I Talk Like a River (illus by Sydney Smith, written by Jordan Scott, Walker)
  • The Wanderer (Peter Van den Ende, Pushkin Children’s).

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Swiss-born long-time Australian resident Armin Greder was longlisted for this year’s Kate Greenaway Medal for his picture book Diamonds (A&U). The winners of last year’s medals were American author Jason Reynolds for his middle-grade book Look Both Ways (Atheneum) and Canadian artist Sydney Smith for his picture book Small in the City (Walker).

The UK’s Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) will announce the winners on 16 June at an event at the British Library. For more information about this year’s shortlist, visit the awards website.


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