Shortlists for CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals announced

A shortlist of eight titles for each of the Medals has been revealed.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration.

This year’s shortlists include three debuts. For the first time a translated book has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

The shortlists include books celebrating the importance of friendships and family bonds, and titles promoting environmentalism, acceptance, kindness and bravery.

2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist

  • The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar (Hachette Children's Group)
  • Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake (Hachette Children's Group)
  • Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (Little Tiger)
  • Lampie written and illustrated by Annet Schaap and translated by Laura Watkinson (Pushkin Children's Books)
  • Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon (Walker Books)
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)
  • Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick (Head of Zeus)

2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist

  • 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 will be revealed in June 2020.

Source: The Bookseller.