Carnegie Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2018

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shortlists 2018 Announced

The shortlists for the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards have been announced, and there’s a great range of authors and illustrators up for them!

Amongst the nominees for the Carnegie award are familiar names such as Marcus Sedgewick and Geraldine McCaughrean, as well as Patrick Ness who will be the first author to be awarded three times should he win this year. The Carnegie shortlist also features the debut novel from Angie Thomas called The Hate U Give, about a young black woman who is thrust into activism after her unarmed friend is shot by a policeman. Originally written as a short story against the backdrop of a number of similar high-profile incidents, and inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement, her novel has already been named the overall winner of this year’s Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

The Kate Greenaway shortlist presents a variety of nominations, from illustrated novels to picture books, as well as three single author-illustrators (the award is only for the illustrations however).

Featuring themes such as current issues, rites of passage and friendship, and with such an amazing array of stories and illustrations to choose from, the judges (all of whom are children’s librarians) are going to find it tough to narrow them down. The winners will be announced at a special event held at The British Library on Monday 18th June 2018.

More information on the nominees and the awards themselves can be seen at the CILIP website here

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018 shortlist (alphabetically by author surname):

  • Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans (David Fickling Books)
  • After the Fire by Will Hill (Usborne)
  • Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne)
  • Rook by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
  • Release by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
  • Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)
  • Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk (Corgi)

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 shortlist (alphabetically by illustrator surname):

  • King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin and written by Nicola Davies (Walker Books)
  • Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)
  • A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horáček and written by Nicola Davies (Walker Books)
  • The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury)
  • Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith and written by Joanne Schwartz (Walker Books)
  • Thornhill illustrated and written by Pam Smy (David Fickling Books)
  • Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)