Calling all illustrators – Kate Greenaway shortlist announced

children happy playThe shortlists for the 2021 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 Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. This year’s shortlist (alphabetically by illustrator surname) is as follows:

  • Starbird illustrated and written by Sharon King-Chai 
  • The Bird Within Me illustrated by Sara Lundberg and translated by B. J. Epstein
  • It’s A No-Money Day illustrated and written by Kate Milner 
  • How The Stars Came To Be illustrated and written by Poonam Mistry
  • Hike illustrated and written by Pete Oswald 
  • I Go Quiet illustrated and written by David Ouimet
  • Arlo The Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep illustrated and written by Catherine Rayner
  • Small In The City illustrated and written by Sydney Smith 

The winners of the 2021 medals will be announced on 16th June 2021. 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.

Use this opportunity to explore our library ebooks on art and design illustration.

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

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