The shortlists have been announced for the 2011 Carnegie Medal and the 2011 Kate Greenaway Medal.These awards are widely acknowledged to be the UK’s most prestigious children’s book awards.
This is considered to be one of the strongest lists of recent years, with the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal including no less than five former winners. Current Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne is also on the shortlist and should he win he will be the first illustrator to win the award three times.
The Carnegie Medal shortlist is dominated once again by books for teenagers and includes Jason Wallace’s Costa Award winner Out of Shadows and Monsters of Men, the third volume in Patrick Ness’s Chaos Walking trilogy.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Thursday 23rd June.
CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist
Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin (Doubleday)
The Death Defying Pepper Roux by Geraldine McCaughrean (OUP)
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Walker)
The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff (Puffin)
White Crow by Marcus Sedgwick (Orion)
Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace (Andersen)
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist
Farther by Grahame Baker-Smith (Templar)
Me and You by Anthony Browne (Doubleday)
April Underhill, Tooth Fairy by Bob Graham (Walker)
Jim by Mini Grey, text by Hilaire Belloc (Cape)
The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
Big Bear Little Brother by Kristin Oftedal, text by Carl Norac (Macmillan)
Ernest by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan)
Cloud Tea Monkeys by Juan Wijngaard, text by Mal Peet & Elspeth Graham (Walker)