Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist 2013

CILIPThe shortlists are out for both the Kate Greenaway Medal and the Carnegie Medal 2013!

I’m loving this list – there are some outstanding volumes included here.

The Kate Greenaway Medal was first established way back in 1955. Its primary focus is on illustration for children / young people, with last year’s winner being the outstanding A Monster Calls.

This year sees both Haughton and Klassen’s unique styles make the Greenaway short list, alongside Emily Gravett’s captivating and vibrant Again!

It’s an exciting list!

The Carnegie Medal is awarded to an outstanding writer for children. Patrick Ness won this in 2012 for A Monster Calls (it was a big year), AND in 2011 for Monsters of Men. Previous winners have included Philip Reeve, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

There is a great deal of diversity in the 2013 shortlist – from RJ Palacio’s compelling Wonder, Nick Lake’s blend of history with modern warfare in In Darkness to Crossan’s eloquent verse novel, The Weight of Water

The full shortlists for 2013 are here, we’ve enjoyed many of them already. Click on the links for full reviews, and our price comparison of course!

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 shortlist

Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb

Again! by Emily Gravett

Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

Pirates ‘n’ Pistols by Chris Mould

King Jack And The Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author)

Black Dog by Levi Pinfold

Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author)

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist

The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan

A Greyhound Of A Girl by Roddy Doyle

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

In Darkness by Nick Lake

Wonder by RJ Palacio

Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

A Boy And A Bear In A Boat by Dave Shelton

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

Both medals are awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The final decision will be announced on Wednesday 19th June 2013.

You can shadow the judging process here – last year over 90,000 people took part in this!

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