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.
- A Pocketful of Stars, Aisha Bushby (Egmont)
- Stepsister, Jennifer Donnelly (Hot Key)
- Nowhere on Earth, Nick Lake (Hachette)
- Inkling, Kenneth Oppel (Walker)
- Lampie, Annet Schaap (Pushkin)
- Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black, Marcus Sedgwick & Julian Sedgwick (Walker)
- Girl. Boy. Sea., Chris Vick (Head of Zeus)
- Mary and Frankenstein, Linda Bailey, illustrated by Júlia Sardà (Andersen)
- The King Who Banned the Dark, Emily Haworth-Booth (Pavilion)
- The Iron Man, Ted Hughes, illustrated by Chris Mould (Faber & Faber)
- And the Ocean Was Our Sky, Patrick Ness, illustrated by Rovina Cai (Walker)
- Planetarium, Raman Prinja, illustrated by Chris Wormell (Big Picture)
- Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black, Marcus Sedgwick & Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon (Walker)
- Tales from the Inner City, Shaun Tan (Walker)
The awards are presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The shortlists will be announced on March 19, 2020, and winners will be announced June 17, 2020 in a ceremony at the British Library in London, UK. Winners receive £500 worth of books to donate to local libraries, a golden medal, and a £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.
For more information, including full lists, see the CILIP website.