18 March 2021 Share
Discover the outstanding titles on this year's Medals shortlists!
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.
This year, the judges have praised the shortlist for “offering hope and escapism during lockdown” through its exploration of freedom, the great outdoors and journeys through the natural world. The female lens is also prominent, with 11 out of the 16 shortlisted authors and illustrators being women, and for the the very first time in the history of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist, all books have been illustrated and authored by the same creator.
The 2021 shortlists are as follows:
Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators who made the shortlists! Winners will be announced on 16th June.
To read more about the shortlist, click here.