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CILIP unveils shortlists for Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals

4th April 2011

The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) has confirmed the shortlisted nominees for its Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal awards.

According to the organisation, the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal, which aims to recognise outstanding standards of writing in children's books, features Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin, Geraldine McCaughrean's The Death Defying Pepper Roux, and Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness.

The Bride's Farewell by Meg Rosoff, Marcus Sedwick's White Crow, and Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace make up this year's nominees.

CILIP also confirmed that the shortlist for the Kate Greenaway Medal, which focuses on outstanding children's book illustrations, includes The Heart and the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers, Grahame Baker-Smith's FarTHER, Me and You by Anthony Browne, and April Underhill Tooth Fairy by Bob Graham.

Ernest by Catherine Rayner is also among the nominees, along with the illustrations of Mini Grey, Kristin Oftedal and Juan Wijngaard for their work on Jim, Big Bear, Little Brother and Cloud Tea Monkeys respectively.

Offering a range of practical support to its members, CILIP acts as a professional body for the country's library workers.

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