Shortlists for 2019 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals

Kate Greenaway


The shortlists for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced this morning.


CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist

The Day War Came illustrated by Rebecca Cobb, written by Nicola Davies

Ocean Meets Sky illustrated and written by Eric Fan and Terry Fan

Beyond the Fence illustrated and written by Maria Gulemetova

The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett

Julian is a Mermaid illustrated and written by Jessica Love

You’re Safe With Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry, written by Chitra Soundar

The Lost Words illustrated by Jackie Morris, written by Robert Macfarlane

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality illustrated and written by David Roberts


CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders


It is interesting to see that 3 of the titles selected for the Carnegie Medal shortlist are written in verse. (The Poet X, Rebound and Long Way Down) The theme of freedom is found in many of the titles on both shortlists and a child’s sense of safety(or lack of safety) is also explored in some of the stories.

Reading resources for each of the shortlisted titles will soon be available on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway website.  Shadowing groups will get to vote for their favourite shortlisted titles this year, with the winners receiving the inaugural Shadowers’ Choice Award.

The winners will be announced on Tuesday, 18th June, at an event which is taking place at the British Library. Good luck to all the shortlisted authors and illustrators!




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