Monday, 23 June 2014

CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Medal Winners 2014 Announced

Kevin Brooks has been announced today as the winner of the 2014 CILIP Carnegie Medal for The Bunker Diary (Puffin).  It is the fictional diary of a kidnapped boy being held hostage in a bunker and was initially rejected by publishers because of its lack of hope.  As part of his acceptance speech, Brooks argued that children benefit from stories without happy endings.

Jon Klassen was awarded the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for his picture book This is Not My Hat.  Kevin Brooks and Jon Klassen each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library.

The Bunker Diary and other titles from the Carnegie shortlist are available to borrow from the War Memorial and Discovery Libraries.  If you like The Bunker Diary you may like to try other books by Kevin Brooks, which are available to borrow from your libraries.

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