Carnegie and Greenaway 2017 shortlist

The shortlist for this year’s  CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Prize were announced on 16th March.

The Carnegie Medal, which celebrates outstanding writing for children and young people, sees a range of teenage books make the shortlist. Mal Peet’s final novel Beck, co-authored by Meg Rosoff, could be the second book to win the Medal posthumously. They are joined by former local lad and Medal winner Frank Cottrell Boyce and Philip Reeve. The line up is completed by author Ruta Sepetys, debut authors Lauren Wolk and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock and first-time shortlisted authors Zana Fraillon, Glenda Millard and Lauren Wolk.

The Kate Greenaway Medal, which celebrates illustration in children’s books, sees Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell in the running to win his fourth Medal with A Great Big Cuddle.  He is joined by Dieter Braun whose Wild Animals of the North is the first ever translated title to make the shortlist. Also shortlisted are former  medal winners Emily Gravett, William Grill and Jim Kay and first-time shortlisted authors Francesca Sanna, Brian Selznick and Lane Smith.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist

  1. Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Pan Macmillan)
  2. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon (Orion Children’s Books)
  3. The Smell of Other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (Faber & Faber)
  4. The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard (Old Barn Books)
  5. Railhead by Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press)
  6. Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff (Walker Books)
  7. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Puffin)
  8. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Corgi)

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist

  1. Wild Animals of the North illustrated and written by Dieter Braun (Flying Eye Books)
  2. TIDY illustrated and written by Emily Gravett (Two Hoots)
  3. The Wolves of Currumpaw illustrated and written by William Grill (Flying Eye Books)
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated by Jim Kay, written by J.K. Rowling (Bloomsbury)
  5. A Great Big Cuddle illustrated by Chris Riddell and written by Michael Rosen (Walker Books)
  6. The Journey illustrated and written by Francesca Sanna (Flying Eye Books)
  7. The Marvels illustrated and written by Brian Selznick (Scholastic)
  8. There is a Tribe of Kids illustrated and written by Lane Smith (Two Hoots)

For more information about the shortlisted titles and their authors visit Carnegie and Greenaway Awards 2017