Wednesday 28 March 2012

Carnegie and Greenaway 2012 shortlists announced!

The shortllists for the CLIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2012 have just been announced.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the UK's oldest and most prestigious book award for children's writing. Although there is no cash prize, the CILIP Carnegie is regularly described by writers as "the one they want to win". 

The eight books on this year's shortlist are suitable for readers of 12 years or younger and feature no less than four debut novels.

And here's they are!  Click on a cover to check availability, or click here to bring up the whole list.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is the UK's most prestigious prize for children's book illustration, and the only one to consider illustration exclusively.

This year the shortlist highlights the importance of illustration in books for older readers.

Click on a cover to check availability, or click here to bring up the whole list.




There, lots and lots of lovely new titles for you to be getting on with.  Why not let us know what you think of them?  Why not try to second-guess the judges and predict the winner?

And, in the true spirit of both prizes, we shall NOT be offering a cash prize for correct suggestions.

1 comment:

  1. It's great to see illustration recognised in books for older children and such a diverse list! The Gift is a poetry book from Carol Ann Duffy; Can we save the tiger is an exquisite non-fiction title lyrically & graphically portraying the plight of endangered or already extinct wildlife.
    And illustrations for A Monster calls and Slog's dad enhance the telling and depict the emotional intensity of sickness and death in a family.
    Dave McKean was in Cardiff Children's library talking to CILIP about being shortlisted for the Greenaway medal today! Unexpected celebrity visitor!