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CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway longlists announced

17 February 2016 Share

Just in case you missed the news trending on Twitter yesterday, the longlists for the oldest and most prestigious children's book awards have now been announced! http://www.carnegiegreenaway.

Just in case you missed the news trending on Twitter yesterday, the longlists for the oldest and most prestigious children's book awards have now been announced!  http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/pressdesk   /press.php?release=pres_2016_long_list.html

The 20-strong CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist sees the late Terry Pratchett’s final novel up against books by fellow previous winners Sally Gardner, Patrick Ness and David Almond as well as Frances Hardinge’s recent Costa Book of the Year winner, The Lie Tree.

In the  20 books on the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist, former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne could win a second Medal nearly a quarter of a century after his previous triumph with the return of his much loved chimpanzee hero in Willy’s Stories. He faces stiff competition from a powerhouse longlist including fellow former winners Chris Riddell, Helen Oxenbury and Emily Gravett. The Imaginary, for which Gravett is longlisted, is also in the running for this year’s Carnegie Medal. In an unusual twist, both Chris Riddell and Oliver Jeffers will be competing against themselves with each being listed twice.

There are some lovely cover galleries on the Guardian  childern's books website:  

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2016/feb/16/carnegie-medal-2016-longlist-in-pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/gallery/2016/feb/16/kate-greenaway-medal-longlist-2016-in-pictures

The shortlists are announced in the evening of 15th March and Shadowing begins on 16th. Brown's Books for Students are once again the official supplier for the Shadowing Scheme and they have announced the prices for advance ordering of the shortlist sets https://www.brownsbfs.co.uk/ckg They are also selling the longlist titles at 30% discount and remember that these books are the best of the 93 books nominated for Carnegie and 70 books nominated for the Greenaway and so come highly recommended for your library!