Carnegie Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2016

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2016 Announced

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists have been announced, and there’s a fantastic range of authors and illustrators on them!


The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 shortlist in full:

  • One by Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge, Macmillan Children’s Books
  • There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness, Walker Books
  • Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders, Faber Children’s Books
  • The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick, Indigo
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley, Mira Ink
  • Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine, HarperCollins Children’s Books

Secrets and lies feature in a number of the eight, mainly teenage titles shortlisted, including the Costa winner ‘The Lie Tree’ by Frances Hardinge.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 shortlist in full:

  • Willy’s Stories by Anthony Browne, Walker Books
  • There’s a Bear on my Chair by Ross Collins, Nosy Crow
  • Once Upon an Alphabet by Oliver Jeffers, HarperCollins
  • Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Jon Klassen (illustrator) and Mac Barnett (author), Walker Books
  • Something About a Bear by Jackie Morris, Francis Lincoln Children’s Books
  • Captain Jack and the Pirates by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author), Puffin
  • The Sleeper and the Spindle by Chris Riddell (illustrator) and Neil Gaiman (author), Bloomsbury
  • Footpath Flowers by Sydney Smith (illustrator) and JonArno Lawson (author), Walker Books
This year traditional picture books for younger children dominate the shortlist.
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– Information taken from the CILIP Carnegie/Kate Greenaway website. For more, see here.