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The Carnegie Medal

Cick to see the Kate Greenaway Medal, for children's picture books, run in parallel with this award

The Carnegie Medal was first awarded in 1936, having been established in memory of Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish-born industrialist and philanthropist. The winner receives a gold medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a school or public library of their choice.

Winners are chosen by a panel of 13 children's librarians, members of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), who take into account feedback from pupils at selected schools. CILIP also administers the Kate Greenaway Medal, which rewards illustrated children's books, and together these constitute the most prestigious British awards for children's books.

The 2017 winner was Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.

The shortlists for both prizes were revealed on 15th March.

Commenting on the shortlisted titles Jake Hope, Chair of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals judging panel for 2018, said:

“The books on the 2018 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals shortlists offer moments of breath-taking poignancy and insight for all readers, young or old. The scope is truly global, stretching from forests to seas, traversing continents and cultures as well as time. The titles explore topical issues with remarkable emotional honesty embracing themes of prejudice, personal growth and development whilst eliciting a wider understanding of the wonders and complexities of the world young people inhabit. Verve and vibrancy radiate memorably from the impressive range of styles in writing and illustration on offer in these books, making the lists perfect for stimulating personal connections and conversation.”

The winners will be announced on Monday 18th June 2018 at a special daytime event at The British Library, hosted by June Sarpong. The winners will each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library, a specially commissioned golden medal and a £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.

On the day of the shortlist announcement,  Amnesty International UK  also hosted a drinks reception in London to celebrate the longlist and shortlist author and illustrators for both medals.

 

CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist

Wed Wabbit
(Paperback)
Lissa Evans
 
A hugely funny down-the-rabbit-hole adventure from the author of internationally bestselling Small Change for Stuart, which was shortlisted for both the Carnegie Medal and Costa Award.
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After The Fire
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Will Hill
 
Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is coming. But...
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Where the World Ends
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Geraldine McCaughrean
 
Every summer Quill and his friends are put ashore on a remote sea stac to hunt birds. But this summer, no one arrives to take them home. Surely nothing but...
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Rook
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Anthony McGowan
 
A poignant, beautifully written novella about growing up and family. A companion piece to the hugely successful Brock and Pike, McGowan warms hearts once more with the adventures of Nicky...
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Patrick Ness
 
A startling and tender novel about how to let yourself love and set yourself free by Patrick Ness, the twice Carnegie Medal-winning author of A Monster Calls.
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Saint Death: shortlisted for the ...
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Marcus Sedgwick
 
A potent, powerful and timely thriller about migrants, drug lords and gang warfare set on the US/Mexican border by prize-winning novelist, Marcus Sedgwick.
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The Hate u Give
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Angie Thomas
 
A powerful and brave YA novel about what prejudice looks like in the 21st century.
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Beyond the Bright Sea
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Lauren Wolk
 
Wolk is a big new talent' - The TimesCrow has lived her whole life on a tiny, starkly beautiful island. But it is only when a mysterious fire appears across...
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Recent winners

2017 Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

2016 One by Sarah Crossan

2015 Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman

2014 The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

2013 Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

2012 A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

2011 Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness

2010 The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2009 Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd

2008 Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

2007 Just in Case by Meg Rosoff

2006 No award, due to switch in timing

2005 Tamar by Mal Peet

2004 Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

2003 A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly

2002 Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech

2001 The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett

2000 The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo

1999 Postcards From No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers

1998 Skellig by David Almond

1997 River Boy by Tim Bowler

1996 Junk by Melvin Burgess

1995 Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

1994 Whispers in the Graveyard by Theresa Breslin

1993 Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

1992 Flour Babies by Anne Fine

1991 Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty

1990 Wolf by Gillian Cross

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