The longlists for the Carnegie Medal for best children’s book and the Kate Greenaway Medal for best illustrations in a children’s book have been announced. Titles of of SF/F interest are listed below.
- A Song for Ella Grey, David Almond (Hodder)
- The Door that Led to Where, Sally Gardner (Hot Key)
- The Lie Tree, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
- The Imaginary, A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury)
- The Rest of Us Just Live Here, Patrick Ness (Walker)
- Jessica’s Ghost, Andrew Norriss (David Fickling)
- The Shepherd’s Crown, Terry Pratchett (Penguin Random House)
- Five Children on the Western Front, Kate Saunders (Faber)
- The Ghosts of Heaven, Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)
- Thirteen Chairs, Dave Shelton (David Fickling)
- The Sleeper and the Spindle, Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell (Bloomsbury)
The awards are presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The shortlists will be announced on March 15, and winners will be announced June 20, 2016 in a ceremony at the British Library in London. For full lists, see the Carnegie Greenaway website.