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 and authors of genre interest follow.
- The Girl Who Speaks Bear, Sophie Anderson (Usborne)
- The Short Knife, Elen Caldecott (Andersen)
- The Girl Who Became a Tree, Joseph Coelho (Otter-Barry)
- Beverly, Right Here, Kate DiCamillo (Walker)
- Pet, Akwaeke Emezi (Faber)
- On Midnight Beach, Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (Faber)
- Deeplight, Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
- The Deathless Girls, Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Orion)
- Burn, Patrick Ness (Walker)
- After the War, Tom Palmer (Barrington Stoke)
- Look Both Ways, Jason Reynolds (Knights Of)
- The Girl Who Became a Tree, Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner (Otter-Barry)
- The Wind in the Wall, Sally Gardner, illustrated by Rovina Cai (Hot Key)
- The Fate of Fausto, Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
- Starbird, Sharon King-Chai (Two Hoots)
- Lights on Cotton Rock, David Litchfield (Frances Lincoln)
- How the Stars Came to Be, Poonam Mistry (Tate)
- Dandelion’s Dream, Yoko Tanaka (Walker)
The awards are presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The shortlists will be announced on March 18, 2021, and winners will be announced June 16, 2021 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.
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