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CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

The winning books were chosen by 14 volunteer Youth Librarians, from a total of 162 nominations this year, as the very best in children’s writing and illustration published in the UK. The winners will each receive £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice, a specially commissioned golden medal and a £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize. 

Click here to find out more about the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards.

2020 Carnegie Medal Winner

Julia Hale, Judging Panel Chair

This novella was admired for its clear, simple storytelling; combining authentic characters and realistic situations in pared-down prose with blunt humour, genuine tension and moments of pure poetry as fleeting and transcendent as birdsong. Read more...

Lark - Anthony McGowan

An uncompromising and heartbreaking end to The Truth of Things series...

Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum's coming to visit and it will be the first time they've seen her in years. A lot has changed since they were little and Nicky's not so sure he's ready to see her again.

When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position.

There might even be a chance that this time not everyone will make it home alive...

£7.99

£6.25

2020 Kate Greenaway Medal Winner

Julia Hale, Judging Panel Chair

Shaun Tan conveys the tangled, intimate relationship between humans and animals with breath-taking technique and awe-inspiring invention. Double page spreads of oil on canvas give pause for necessary reflection and contemplation. Read more...

Tales from the Inner City - Shaun Tan

A stunningly presented collection of twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals, from the award-winning visual storyteller Shaun Tan.

Where can we live if not in each other's shadow?

World-renowned artist Shaun Tan applies his extraordinary talent to a reflection on the nature of humans and animals, and our urban co-existence. From crocodile to frog; tiger to bee, this is a dark and surreal exploration of the perennial love and destruction we feel and inflict - of how animals can save us, and how we are entwined, for better or for worse.

Tales from the Inner City is a truly masterly work, bearing all of Shaun Tan's trademark wit and poignancy in both its prose and exquisite illustrations.

£25.00

£17.49

2020 Carnegie Medal Shortlist

2020 Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist