27th Mar 12
CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway shortlists announced
Schools around the country will today begin shadowing this year's CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Medal awards with the announcement of the shortlists today, Tuesday 27th March.
The eight books on this year's shortlist are variously suitable for readers of 14 years or younger, with diverse settings ranging from contemporary England, outback Australia and wartime Siberia; to places imagined but with strong echoes of our turbulent world today.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist is as follows:
MY NAME IS MINA by David Almond (Hodder, 9+)
SMALL CHANGE FOR STUART by Lissa Evans (Doubleday, 8+)
THE MIDNIGHT ZOO by Sonya Hartnett (Walker, 9+)
EVERYBODY JAM by Ali Lewis (Andersen Press, 12+)
TRASH by Andy Mulligan (David Fickling Books, 12+)
A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness (Walker Books, 9+)
MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE by Annabel Pitcher (Orion, 10+)
BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY by Ruta Sepetys (Puffin, 12+)
This year's CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist for illustration highlights the importance of illustration in books for older readers: Dave McKean's extraordinary piece of graphic storytelling is integral to David Almond's Slog's Dad; and Jim Kay's atmospheric and textured images are an organic and vital element of A Monster Calls (also shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal).
The CILIP Kate Greenaway shortlist is as follows:
WOLF WON’T BITE by Emily Gravett (Macmillan, 4+)
PUFFIN PETER by Petr Horácek (Walker Books, 4+)
A MONSTER CALLS, illus. by Jim Kay (Walker Books, 9+)
SLOG'S DAD, illus. by Dave McKean (Walker Books, 8+)
SOLOMON CROCODILE by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan, 4+)
THE GIFT, illus by Rob Ryan (Barefoot Books, 6+)
THERE ARE NO CATS IN THIS BOOK by Viviane Schwarz (Walker Books, 4+)
CAN WE SAVE THE TIGER?, illus by Vicky White (Walker Books, 6+)
4,100 reading groups in schools and public libraries have registered to take part in the shadowing scheme for the 2012 awards, involving 90,000 children and young people.
The 2012 winners will be announced at a ceremony at London's Barbican Centre on Thursday 14th June.