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 genre interest follow.
- Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth, Frank Cottrell Boyce (Pan Macmillan)
- Whisper to Me, Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
- Beetle Boy, M.G. Leonard (Chicken House)
- Beck, Mal Peet & Meg Rosoff (Walker)
- Railhead, Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press)
- Orbiting Jupiter, Gary D. Schmidt (Andersen)
- Island, Nicky Singer (Caboodle)
- Time Travelling with a Hamster, Ross Welford (HarperCollins)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay (Bloomsbury)
The awards are presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The shortlists will be announced on March 16, and winners will be announced June 19, 2017 in a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. For full lists, see the Carnegie Greenaway website.