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CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Shortlists.


This morning the shortlists for the 2013 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals have been announced. The books that made the lists are:

CILIP Carnegie Medal

  • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
  • A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle (Marion Lloyd Books)
  • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books)
  • In Darkness by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio (Bodley Head)
  • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)
  • A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton (David Fickling Books)
  • Codename Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Electric Monkey)

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

  • Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • AGAIN! by Emily Gravett (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Oh No George! by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)
  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen (Walker Books)
  • Pirates ‘N’ Pistols by Chris Mould (Hodder Children’s Books)
  • King Jack and the Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author) (Puffin Books)
  • Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (Templar Publishing)
  • Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author) (Walker Books)

I have bolded the books that I’ve already read, there are three from each shortlist. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 19th June – I plan to read the remaining 10 books between now and then, once I’ve finished I shall blog my thoughts on each shortlist.

I read the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal last year and thoroughly enjoyed doing so, I briefly considered attempting to read this year’s longlist when it was announced but thought that was probably a step too far. I was wrong though, Caroline read the entire lot before today’s announcement – you can see her posts on the books here. I’ve been entirely inspired by this and have pledged to do the same when we get to the announcement of the 2014 longlist!

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