Longlist for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

Hola Lexicans! Before I start today's post, this is my 200th post *whoop whoop*! I cannot believe that I have written and published 200 blog posts, it's quite overwhelming!

Anyways! Today saw the announcement of the longlist for the prestigious Kate Greenaway and CILIP Carnegie Awards - the UK's oldest children's book awards. I thought I would share with you the longlist, in case you haven't already seen it.

CILIP Carnegie Awards:
Book by John Agard (Walker Books)
A Song For Ella Grey by David Almond (Hodder)
One by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
The Earth Is Singing by Vanessa Curtis (Usborne)
The Door That Led To Where by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books)
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury)
There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Neilsen (Andersen Press)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
Jessica's Ghost by Andrew Norriss (David Fickling Books)
Panther by David Owen (Little, Brown Book Group)
Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett (Penguin Random House)
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders (Faber)
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)
Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton (David Fickling Books)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (MiraInk, HarperCollins)
Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine (HarperCollins)
My Name's Not Friday by Jon Walter (David Fickling Books)
Liccle Bit by Alex Wheatle (Atom Books)

Have you read any of them - would you recommend any? I've read One by Sarah Crossan and The Imaginary by AF Harrold (who I actually got to interview at his launch party) and they are both amazing.

Kate Greenaway Awards:

Please Mr Panda illustrated and written by Steve Anthony (Hodder Children’s Books)
Where’s the Elephant? illustrated and written by Barroux (Egmont Books)
Willy’s Stories illustrated and written by Anthony Browne (Walker Books)
This Book Just Ate My Dog! illustrated and written by Richard Byrne (Oxford University Press)
Wall illustrated and written by Tom Clohosy Cole (Templar)
There’s a Bear on My Chair illustrated and written by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
Grandad’s Island illustrated and written by Benji Davies (Simon & Schuster)
How the Sun Got to Coco's House illustrated and written by Bob Graham (Walker Books)
The Imaginary illustrated by Emily Gravett, written by A.F Harrold (Bloomsbury)
Once Upon an Alphabet illustrated and written by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
The Day the Crayons Came Home illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, written by Drew Daywalt (HarperCollins)
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Walker Books)
Something About a Bear illustrated and written by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)
Captain Jack and the Pirates illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, written by Peter Bently (Puffin)
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death illustrated and written by Chris Riddell (Macmillan)
The Sleeper and the Spindle illustrated by Chris Riddell, written by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
The Bolds illustrated by David Roberts, written by Julian Clary (Andersen Press) 
Animalium illustrated by Katie Scott, written by Jenny Broom (Big Picture Press)
Footpath Flowers illustrated by Sydney Smith, written by JonArno Lawson (Walker Books)
Lili illustrated and written by Wen Dee Tan (Fat Fox)

I've read Goth Girl and (as I said above) The Imaginary on that list, and they do both have simply stunning illustrations, so either would deserve to win.

I'm very excited to see the shortlist being released on the 15th March, and the winners will be announced on the 20th June at a very exciting event.

I always love celebrating children's books, particularly after hearing the statistics I shared in my last post and so I'm very excited about #ckg16 - children's books should totally be celebrated more and book awards are the best ways to do it!

Any books on those lists you particularly like?



  1. Children's books are awesome! Can't wait to hear who the winners are :)

  2. Hi! I hope you don't mind but I have nominated you for the Liebster tag award. I love your blog!!! Liv x


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