Illustration book awards – shortlist announced

childrens booksThe shortlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, have been revealed this week. Celebrating the best in children’s writing and illustration respectively, the Medals are unique in being judged by children’s librarians.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2020shortlist (alphabetically by illustrator surname) is as follows:

  • You’re Snug with Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry and written by Chitra Soundar (Lantana Publishing)
  • The Iron Man illustrated by Chris Mould and written by Ted Hughes (Faber & Faber)
  • The Suitcase written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros (Nosy Crow)
  • The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander(Andersen Press)
  • The Dam illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by David Almond (Walker Books)
  • Mary and Frankenstein illustrated by Júlia Sardà and written by Linda Bailey (Andersen Press)
  • Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan (Walker Books)
  • Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters (Child’s Play)

The winners of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2020 will be announced on Wednesday 17th June 2020 at a special event at The British Library. The winners will each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library, a specially commissioned golden medal and a £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.

Check out the full details here.

[Information sourced from the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medal web pages]

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