The 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal, awarded for an outstanding book for children, has been won by Sarah Crossan for One, a free verse novel about conjoined twins. Crossan has been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal twice before, so her win this time is third time lucky!
You can find this book and other titles on the Carnegie shortlist in the Discovery and War Memorial Libraries.
The Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded for an outstanding illustrated book for children, has been won by acclaimed author, illustrator and Children’sLaureate Chris Riddell for The Sleeper and the Spindle. Written by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell has created exquisitely beautiful illustrations for this dark and humorous re-telling of the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. Chris Riddell becomes the first reigning Children’s Laureate to win and the first triple winner of either award.
You can find The Sleeper and the Spindle in the War Memorial Library.
Sarah Crossan and Chris Riddell each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library. Both are also awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.