Invitation to vote for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal regional nominations from YLGNW

The Kate Greenaway and Carnegie Medals are amongst the most prestigious awards in children’s literature. The Carnegie Medal was first given in 1936 and is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children.  The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955 for distinguished illustration in a book for children or young people.  Past Greenaway  winners include Charles Keeping for The Highway Man and Shirley Hughes for Ella’s Big Chance.  C S Lewis for The Last Battle and Penelope Lively with The Ghost of Thomas Kempe are amongst the eminent Carnegie winners.

YLG NW Shortlist of Nominations For Kate Greenaway Medal 2015

YLG NW Shortlist of Nominations For Kate Greenaway Medal 2015

One of the things that distinguishes these prizes from others is that all nominations are made by, and all judging is carried out by members of The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), prominent in this process are members of CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group (YLG).  As well as individual members nominating books YLG’s regional branches can nominate two books for each of the awards.

The North West branch of YLG would like to invite CILIP members attending our Unconference on Saturday 11th October at Liverpool Central Library to take part in this process.  Below is the list of books we will be considering on the day.  It would be great if you could have a read of some before then.  If you can’t, don’t panic.  Members of the branch committee will be championing each book, helping you decide which book to vote for.  Copies of the books will also be available on the day, so you can get a feel of them.


Oi Frog – Jim Field

Captain Cat – Inga Moore

Fortunately the Milk – Chris Riddel

Tinder – David Roberts

Nuts in Space – Elys Dolan

The Stone Lion – Ritva Voutila

 Carnegie Nominations 2014


Two Boys Kissing – David Levithan

Picture Me Gone – Meg Rossoff

Apple and Rain – Sarah Crossan

Scarlet Ibis – Gill Lewis

The Middle of Nowhere – Geraldine McCaughrean

Echo Boy – Matt Haig

I look forward to seeing you at the Unconference. Happy reading.

Kathryn Flagner

North West YLG’s Carnegie/Kate Greenaway judge


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