CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists announced :: NEWS
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CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists announced

18 February 2021 Share

Discover the outstanding titles on this year's Medals longlists!

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people. Forty titles have been longlisted for the 2021 Medals (20 on each longlist) selected from a total of 152 nominations and read by an expert volunteer team of 15 children’s and youth librarians from across the UK.

The longlists are as follows:

2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist

  1. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Hot Key Books)
  2. The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Kathrin Honesta (Usborne)
  3. The Space We’re In by Katya Balen, illustrated by Laura Carlin (Bloomsbury)
  4. The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott (Andersen Press)
  5. The Girl Who Became A Tree by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner (Otter-Barry Books)
  6. Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo (Walker Books)
  7. Furious Thing by Jenny Downham (David Fickling Books)
  8. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi (Faber)
  9. On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (Faber)
  10. Deeplight by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  11. And The Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando (Simon & Schuster)
  12. In The Key Of Code by Aimee Lucido (Walker Books)
  13. Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann (Penguin Random House Children’s)
  14. The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Orion)
  15. Burn by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
  16. After The War by Tom Palmer (Barrington Stoke)
  17. Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds (Knights Of)
  18. The Fountains Of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Penguin Random House Children’s)
  19. Somebody Give This Heart A Pen by Sophia Thakur (Walker Books)
  20. Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk (Penguin Random House Children’s)


2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist

  1. Just Because illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, written by Mac Barnett(Walker Books)
  2. The Wind In The Wall illustrated by Rovina Cai, written by Sally Gardner(Hot Key Books)
  3. The Misadventures Of Frederick illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, written by Ben Manley (Two Hoots)
  4. My Nana’s Garden illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, written by Dawn Casey(Templar)
  5. Tibble And Grandpa illustrated by Daniel Egneus, written by Wendy Meddour(Oxford University Press)
  6. Where Happiness Begins illustrated and written by Eva Eland (Andersen Press) 
  7. The Fate Of Fausto illustrated and written by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins Children’s Books)
  8. The Child Of Dreams illustrated by Richard Jones, written by Irena Brignull(Walker Books)
  9. Starbird illustrated and written by Sharon King-Chai (Two Hoots)
  10. Lights On Cotton Rock illustrated and written by David Litchfield (Frances Lincoln)    
  11. The Bird Within Me illustrated by Sara Lundberg and translated by B. J. Epstein (Book Island)
  12. It’s A No-Money Day illustrated and written by Kate Milner (Barrington Stoke)
  13. The Girl Who Became A Tree illustrated by Kate Milner, written by Joseph Coelho (Otter-Barry Books)
  14. How The Stars Came To Be illustrated and written by Poonam Mistry (Tate Publishing)
  15. Hike illustrated and written by Pete Oswald (Walker Books)
  16. I Go Quiet illustrated and written by David Ouimet (Canongate)
  17. Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep illustrated and written by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  18. Hidden Planet illustrated and written by Ben Rothery (Ladybird)
  19. Small In The City illustrated and written by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)
  20. Dandelion’s Dream illustrated and written by Yoko Tanaka (Walker Books)


For more information, please visit: https://carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/