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.
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!