Tuesday, 17 March 2015

CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2015 Announced

CILIP’s Carnegie Medal is awarded each year for an outstanding book for children and young people.  The Carnegie shortlist this year includes eight books, some of which are available now in the WML and Discovery libraries and the rest are on order.
The shortlist in full:

  • When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan
  • Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
  • Tinder by Sally Gardner
  • Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
  • The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird
  • Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman
  • The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness

Two of the authors on the shortlist, Sally Gardner and Patrick Ness, are past winners of the Carnegie Award, and Chris Riddell, on the Greenaway shortlist for Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse, is also a past Carnegie winner.  For a list of previous winners visit the Carnegie and Greenaway online living archive.

The themes this year include war, sickness and adversity and the winners will be announced on 22nd June.

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