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"An exceptional status as the backbone of children’s literature" - Julia Eccleshare Tricia Adams, Chair of the 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals judging panel, said: “It is a tremendous privilege to judge the Medals in this double anniversary year. The books that have triumphed demonstrate the vitally important role literature and illustration play in helping children and young people to understand the world around them, be that through a historical lens or through the natural world around them. These, and the Amnesty Honour commendations selected from the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shortlists, poignantly prove the importance of stories in making voices heard – especially those of the dispossessed – encouraging the young reader to look beyond the headlines.” Pictured; Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal Ruta Sepetys (Salt to the Sea) and winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Lane Smith (There is a Tribe of Kids). The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards, each celebrating a special anniversary this year, are arguably the world’s most prestigious literary prizes for children's books and the titles on the shortlists are contenders for the highest accolades in children’s literature, with previous winners including legendary talents such as Arthur Ransome, C.S Lewis and Mary Norton for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and illustrators Quentin Blake, Shirley Hughes and Raymond Briggs for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.Read a personal reflection of 80 Years of the CILIP Carnegie Medal by Julia Eccleshare, Editorial Expert at Lovereading4kids. The winners for both the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal were announced on Monday 19 June. The winners each received £500 worth of books to donate to their local library. The winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal was also awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize. To view the full list of previous winners of the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal click here and we have a selection of our favourite past winners, just click on the Previous Winners tab. The winner of the 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal was Laureate Chris Riddell for Neil Gaiman's retelling of the Sleeping Beauty fairytale, The Sleeper and the Spindle. The 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal went to Sarah Crossan for her verse novel about conjoined twins, One.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book 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 CILIP Carnegie Medal:

andrew carnegieIt was established by The Library Association in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie was a self-made industrialist who made his fortune in steel in the USA. His experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that "if ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries."

It was first awarded to Arthur Ransome for Pigeon Post. The medal is now awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice.

kate greenaway

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal was established by The Library Association in 1955 and it is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.

It was first awarded to Edward Ardizzone for Tim All Alone. The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice.

To find out more visit www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk

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