CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals shortlists announced

Prestigious awards for the best books for children and young people.

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The Kate Greenaway Medal celebrates illustration in children's books. The shortlist includes the Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell (who is in the running to win an unprecedented fourth Kate Greenaway Medal).  Also on the shortlist is Dieter Braun's Wild Animals of the North, which was originally published in German and is the first ever translated title to be featured on the shortlist.

The Carnegie Medal celebrates outstanding writing for children and young people. The list includes Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth and Beck by Mal Peet.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the oldest children's book awards in the UK, with the first winners announced in 1936 and 1956 respectively. The winners will be announced in June 2017.

The full shortlists can be found here.