Book awards

2018 Carnegie & Greenaway Medal Winners

The winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced this morning:

2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal

Where the World Ends – Geralding McCaughrean

Where the world ends

Where the World Ends is a novel based on a true survival story from 1727 which played out on the isolated Scottish island of Hirta, St Kilda. What starts out as an annual three-week harvest during fowling season turns into a courageous daily battle for survival as nine young boys are left stranded on the perilous sea stacs, imprisoned on every side by the ocean, and by their fears of the unknown.


2018 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

Town Is by the Sea – Joanne Schwartz & Sydney Smith

town is by the sea

Town Is by the Sea brings a piece of mining history to life by showing the striking contrast between a sparkling seaside day and the darkness underground where the miners dig. It follows the story of a young boy who wakes up to the sound of the sea, visits his grandfather’s grave after lunch and comes home to a cosy dinner with his family, whilst all the while his mind strays to his father digging for coal deep down under the sea.


2018 Amnesty CILIP Honour

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

The Hate U GiveThe Hate U Give tells the story of 16-year-old Starr, a girl of two worlds. Every day she walks a fine line between the poor inner-city neighbourhood where she was born and raised, and the wealthy suburbs where she goes to high school. The uneasy balance between the two is shattered when Starr becomes the only witness to the fatal shooting of her unarmed best friend by a white police officer. What she saw, and whether she speaks out could affect her entire community and have an impact on her friends and close-knit family.


Congratulations to all of the authors and illustrators.  Reading resources for these books are available on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards website.



One comment

  • Anonymous
    June 18, 2018 - 3:36 pm | Permalink

    All these titles sound terrific… will add these to my summer reading..

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