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LONGLISTS FOR 2019 CILIP CARNEGIE AND KATE GREENAWAY MEDALS ANNOUNCED

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The longlists for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, were revealed today. Celebrating the best in children’s writing and illustration respectively, the Medals are unique in being judged by children’s librarians. The 40-strong list of titles for the 2018 Medals (20 on each longlist) were selected from a record total of 254 nominations, read by an expert team of 14 volunteer Youth Librarians from across the UK.

The longlists in full:

2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist

  • The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Electric Monkey)
  • Rebound by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile (Andersen Press)
  • The Colour of the Sun by David Almond (Hodder Children's Books)
  • The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli (Usborne Books)
  • The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
  • Moonrise by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
  • Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love (Walker Books)
  • My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books)
  • Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay (David Fickling Books)
  • A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children's Books)
  • A Different Boy by Paul Jennings, illustrated by Geoff Kelly (Old Barn Books)
  • The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Sarah Gibb (Macmillan Children's Books)
  • Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls (Andersen Press)
  • The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan (Orion’s Children's Books)
  • The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf (Orion’s Children's Books)
  • Station Zero by Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press)
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Chris Priestley (Faber & Faber)
  • The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders (Faber & Faber)
  • Mud by Emily Thomas (Andersen Press)

2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist

  • A Stone for Sascha written and illustrated by Aaron Becker (Walker Books)
  • The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb (Walker Books)
  • This Zoo is Not for You written and illustrated by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
  • If All the World Were... by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Allison Colpoys (Frances Lincoln First Editions)
  • Bob's Blue Period written and illustrated by Marion Deuchars (Laurence King)
  • Ocean Meets Sky written and illustrated by Eric Fan and Terry Fan (Lincoln Children’s Books)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill (Bloomsbury)
  • The Last Wolf written and illustrated by Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape)
  • Beyond the Fence written and illustrated by Maria Gulemetova (Child's Play Library)
  • Mary's Monster written and illustrated by Lita Judge (Wren & Rook)
  • The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen (Walker Books)
  • Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland, illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love (Walker Books)
  • Julian is a Mermaid written and illustrated by Jessica Love (Walker Books)
  • Mrs Noah's Pockets by Jackie Morris, illustrated by James Mayhew (Otter-Barry Books)
  • You're Safe With Me by Chitra Soundar, illustrated by Poonam Mistry (Lantana Publishing)
  • The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane, illustrated by Jackie Morris (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Suffragette: The Battle for Equality written and illustrated by David Roberts (Two Hoots)
  • Illegal by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Colfer, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano (Hodder Children’s Books)
  • Animals with Tiny Cat written and illustrated by Viviane Schwarz (Walker Books)
  • The Family Tree by Mal Peet, illustrated by Emma Shoard (Barrington Stoke)

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