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Longest Ever Carnegie and Greenaway Nominations list for Anniversary Year

SLA Director  and YLG  Chair Elect, Tricia Adams, faces quite aCKG RGB Portrait challenge with the publication of the nominations list for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals with 114 books on the Carnegie list and 93 on the Kate Greenaway! That is quite a reading list to take on as Chair of Judges.


But it is a great thing to celebrate; not only does it reflect the quality of book publishing in this country, but also the passion and commitment of librarians. Despite the difficult times school and public librarians are facing, they are keener than ever to share their passion about books on social media and in meetings and more particularly with young people. They know the magic that finding the right book for the right child can bring and the difference it makes to every child's life chances if they can read. Librarians are proud too of the long and distinguished history of these unique medals: the only ones of which it can truly be said that there is no commercial involvement at all. Publishers cannot submit books for this award- a librarian has to have read it, been impressed by it and then filled in a nomination form where they have to say how this particular book meets the award criteria. That is quite a hurdle to overcome and so these nominations are well worth checking against your catalogue. Does your school have these books? By the time the valiant team of 12 judges, 1 from each region of the UK, have read all these nominations and selected a longlist of just 20 then those books are absolute must-haves! The longlist will be published on February 16th with the eventual shortlist published on March 14th when official Shadowing begins! Make sure you register now to ensure you are kept up to date with all the exciting plans for the  80th Anniversary of the Best Children's Books!


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