Book Awards

2015 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal nominations announced.


There’s great excitement this morning as the nominations lists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been released. The process was changed last year, bringing three lists stages – nominations then longlist then shortlist.

Today’s press release states:

91 books have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and 71 nominated for the Kate Greenaway medal. The official long and shortlists identify a range of outstanding books for children and young people of all ages and interests and enable the 100,000 pupils in our 5,000 shadowing groups to engage with world-class literature and illustration from new and established authors and illustrators.

I’m not going to duplicate the lists here – that’s a combined 162 books (well, not quite as a couple are nominated for both awards) which would make for a very long post. Instead here is the link to the CILIP Carnegie Medal nominations and here is the link to the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal nominations.

What I will list is the books from the lists I’ve reviewed – this isn’t to say they’re necessarily my favourite, just that they’re books I’ve shared my opinions on. From the Carnegie nominations:

Black, Holly. The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

Carroll. Emma. The Girl Who Walked On Air

Hall, Tim. Shadow of the Wolf

Robinson, Hilary. Where the Poppies Now Grow

Sharpe, Tess. Far From You

And from the Kate Greenaway nominations:

Browne, Anthony. What If…?

Impey, Martin (illustrator) Robinson, Hilary (author) Where the Poppies Now Grow

The next stage in the process is the announcement of the longlists on 10th February 2015, then the announcement of the shortlist on 17th March 2015. The winners will be announced at the ceremony in June, the exact date is still to be confirmed.

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