Tuesday 16 February 2016

The Longlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

One of my favourite times of the year is the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal awards, which growing up this formed an important part of my reading life.  We used to hold a shadowing group in my school library and though this I was able to find and read books that I never would have previously read, opening up discussions, debates and endless championing for our favourite books. I was also lucky enough to go to the award the year Meg Rossoff won, where she told me to be aware of falling pianos and met Kevin Brooks whose work had captivated me that year. I used to love read the six shortlisted books, discussing then in our library and then going to our regional shadowing meeting and presenting to other schools our book. I'll never forget having to present Cosmic boy by Frank Cottrelll-Boyce playing 14 year old Liam at the age of 18 and having everyone ask me if I was really 14! That was also the first day i met Patrick Ness. But I'm digressing with a lot of random stories. Basically this is, I feel, a really important award  and this year's longlist is as strong as ever with some great choices across both awards. Particular favourites from me come in the form of There Will Be Lies, The Lie Tree, The Rest of Us Just Live Here, The Shepard's Crown and The Sleeper and the Spindle all of which I hope make the shortlist and which I think will be a tough competition!
The shortlists for both the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 will be announced on Tuesday 15th March, with the winners being announced on Monday 20th June and I can't wait to see what that has to hold!!
Check out the list below, let us know which books you've read, which your looking forward to reading and your favourite memories of the Carnegie!! Use the hashtag #ckg16

The books longlisted for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal are:
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)

The books longlisted for the 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal are:
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)


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