Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards


Stuck for something for the children to read this Easter holidays?

On Thursday 16 March the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Award 2017 shortlists were announced. The CILIP Carnegie Medal, along with its sister prize the Kate Greenaway Medal, form the UK's oldest and most prestigious book awards for younger readers.

Winners announced: 19 June 2017

Here are the eight books on the Carnegie shortlist:

Sputnik's Guide to Life on EarthSputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Bone Sparrow

The Bone Sparrow
Zana Fraillon

The Smell of Other People's HousesThe Smell of Other People's Houses
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
The Stars at Oktober Bend
The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard


Philip Reeve

Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff

Salt to the Sea
Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys

Wolf Hollow
Wolf Hollow
Lauren Wolk


Read the rest of the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist

  • Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare
  • Unbecoming by Jenny Downham 
  • How Not to Disappear by Clare Furniss 
  • Whisper to Me by Nick Lake 
  • Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard
  • Pax by Sara Pennypacker 
  • Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt 
  • The Marvels by Brian Selznick 
  • Island by Nicky Singer 
  • Dreaming the Bear by Mimi Thebo 
  • Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford 
  • The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner 

Here are the eight books on the Kate Greenaway shortlist:

Wild Animals of the NorthWild Animals of the North
Dieter Braun

Emily Gravett

The Wolves of CurrumpawThe Wolves of Currumpaw
William Grill
Harry Potter & the Philosophers StoneHarry Potter & the Philosophers Stone
J. K. Rowling


A Great Big CuddleA Great Big Cuddle
Chris Riddell & Michael Rosen

The Journey

The Journey
Francesca Sanna 

The Marvels
The Marvels 
Brian Selznick

There is a Tribe of KidsThere is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith

Read the rest of the 2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist:

  • Alpha illustrated by Barroux and written by Bessora, translated by Sarah Ardizzone 
  • Return illustrated and written by Aaron Becker 
  • Bob the Artist illustrated and written by Marion Deuchars
  • The Lion Inside illustrated by Jim Field, written by Rachel Bright 
  • Perfect illustrated by Cathy Fisher, written by Nicola Davies 
  • The Whale illustrated by Ethan Murrow, written by Vita Murrow
  • Greenling illustrated and written by Levi Pinfold
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Bear Spotting illustrated by David Roberts, written by Michelle Robinson 
  • Rain illustrated and written by Sam Usher 
  • Counting Lions written by Virginia McKenna and Katie Cotton and illustrated by Stephen Walton
  • Little One illustrated and written by Johanna Weaver
  • The Great Fire of London illustrated by James Weston Lewis, written by Emma Adams 

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