Longlists for Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals


The longlists for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been revealed today. Poetry and verse novels feature heavily on the longlists and the suffrage movement is also represented. One interesting factor is that two books have been longlisted for both awards – The Lost Words and Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki. This year the longlists certainly encompass a diverse range of voices and perspectives.

There is also a new award this year called the Shadowers’ Choice Award, which will be voted for by the children shadowing the awards. If you are interested in finding out more about shadowing the awards, take a look here.


2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist

  1.  The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
  2.  Rebound by Kwame Alexander
  3. The Colour of the Sun by David Almond
  4. The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
  5. The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan
  6. Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
  7. Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland
  8. My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner
  9. Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay
  10. A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
  11. A Different Boy by Paul Jennings
  12. The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane & illustrated by Jackie Morris
  13. Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales by Hilary McKay & illustrated by Sarah Gibb
  14. Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls
  15. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan
  16. The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
  17. Station Zero by Philip Reeve
  18. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds & illustrated by Chris Priestley
  19. The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders
  20. Mud by Emily Thomas


2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist

  1. A Stone for Sascha by Aaron Becker
  2. The Day the War Came by Nicola Davies & illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
  3. This Zoo is Not for You  by Ross Collins
  4. If All the World Were… by Joseph Coelho & illustrated by Allison Colpoys
  5. Bob’s Blue Period by Marion Deuchars
  6. Ocean Meets Sky by Eric Fan and Terry Fan
  7. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling &  illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill
  8. The Last Wolf by Mini Grey
  9. Beyond the Fence by Maria Gulemetova
  10. Mary’s Monster by Lita Judge
  11. The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett & illustrated by Jon Klassen
  12. Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland & illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love
  13. Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  14. Mrs Noah’s Pockets by Jackie Morris & illustrated by James Mayhew
  15. You’re Safe With Me by Chitra Soundar &  illustrated by Poonam Mistry
  16. The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane & illustrated by Jackie Morris
  17. Suffragette: The Battle for Equality  by David Roberts
  18. Illegal by Eoin Colfer & Andrew Colfer,  illustrated by Giovanni Rigano
  19. Animals with Tiny Cat by Viviane Schwarz
  20. The Family Tree by Mal Peet & illustrated by Emma Shoard

The shortlists for the awards will be announced on the 19th March and the winners revealed on the 18th June. Good luck to all of the authors and illustrators involved.


Kate G

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