Carnegie Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2017

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award Shortlists 2017

The shortlists for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals for 2017 have now been released, and they present us with a host of new and familiar faces.

The Carnegie medal features debut authors, previous winners such as Philip Reeve, and a posthumous entry for Mal Peet with the novel Beck (co-authored by Meg Rosoff) which, if successful, would be only the second such entry to win since the awards started.

The Kate Greenaway medal sees some authors nominated for the first time, but also sees the return of Chris Riddell, last year’s winner, who would make this his fourth medal should he win. The shortlist also features the first ever translated title since such entries were allowed in 2015, Dieter Braun’s Wild Animals of the North.

What a range, good luck to everyone on both shortlists! The winners will be announced on Monday 19th June. You can see more information at the CILIP website here.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist (alphabetically by author surname):

  • Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Pan Macmillan)
  • The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon (Orion Children’s Books)
  • The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (Faber & Faber)
  • The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard (Old Barn Books)
  • Railhead by Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press)
  • Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff (Walker Books)
  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Puffin)
  • Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Corgi)

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist (alphabetically by illustrator surname):

  • Wild Animals of the North illustrated and written by Dieter Braun. Translated by Jen Calleja (Flying Eye Books)
  • TIDY illustrated and written by Emily Gravett (Two Hoots)
  • The Wolves of Currumpaw illustrated and written by William Grill (Flying Eye Books)
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated by Jim Kay, written by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury)
  • A Great Big Cuddle illustrated by Chris Riddell and written by Michael Rosen (Walker Books)
  • The Journey illustrated and written by Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye Books)
  • The Marvels illustrated and written by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
  • There is a Tribe of Kids illustrated and written by Lane Smith (Two Hoots)