Read Along with Us: CKG regional nominations

It’s that time of year again – time for the North West to choose which titles we put forward as our regional nominations for this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. We’ve come up with a selection of books that we think are some of the most deserving of this year’s honours and we need you to help us choose what to formally nominate.

Voting will take place at an exciting event with Cressida Cowell at County Hall, Preston on Tuesday 19th September. Copies of the books will be available to look at on the night but we wanted to share our choices with you now to give you the chance to read any that take your fancy in advance. 

Our shortlisted choices are:


Welcome to Nowhere – Elizabeth Laird

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

Encounters – Jason Wallace

Overheard in a Tower Block – Joseph Coelho

Wed Wabbit – Lissa Evans

Saint Death – Marcus Sedgwick


A Story Like the Wind – Jo Weaver (illustrator); Gill Lewis (author)

Night Shift – Debi Gliori

A First Book of Animals – Petr Horacek (illustrator); Nicola Davies (author)

The Pond – Cathy Fisher (illustrator); Nicola Davies (author) 

Fantastically Great Women who Changed the World  – Kate Pankhurst

The Secret of Black Rock – Joe Todd-Stanton

Counting with Tiny Cat – Viviane Schwarz
You can find out more about the awards and the judging criteria here:

Don’t forget, YLG members can also make up to two individual nominations for each award. Nominations open on 1st September 2017. 

Happy reading! 


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