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.
- October, October, Katya Balen, illustrated by Angela Harding (Bloomsbury)
- We Were Wolves, Jason Cockcroft (Andersen)
- When the Sky Falls, Phil Earle (Andersen)
- The Climbers, Keith Gray (Barrington Stoke)
- The Wolf Road, Richard Lambert (Everything With Words)
- Tsunami Girl, Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Chie Kutsuwada (Guppy)
- Concrete Rose, Angie Thomas (Walker)
- Punching the Air, Ibi Zoboi & Yusef Salaam (HarperCollins)
- Milo Imagines the World, Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson (Macmillan)
- A Cat Called Waverley, illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Otter-Barry)
- Too Much Stuff, illustrated and written by Emily Gravett (Two Hoots)
- The House by the Lake, Thomas Harding, illustrated by Britta Teckentrup (Walker)
- While You’re Sleeping, Mick Jackson, illustrated by John Broadley, (Pavilion)
- The Invisible, illustrated and written by Tom Percival (Simon & Schuster)
- Long Way Down, Jason Reynolds, illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff (Faber)
The awards are presented by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). The shortlists will be announced on March 16, 2022, and winners will be announced June 16, 2022 in a ceremony at the British Library in London. 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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