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It's Carnegie time again!

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is one of the UK’s oldest and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing in books for children and young people. It is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English.So if you are looking for exciting new books to read or are struggling to get your child reading, why not take a look at these 20 books? The shortlist of 8 will be announced a week today so watch this space!

2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist (alphabetical by author surname):

  1. The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar(Hachette Children’s Group)
  2. A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby (Egmont)
  3. Toffee by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
  4. Becoming Dinah by Kit de Waal (Hachette Children’s Group)
  5. Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo (Walker Books)
  6. Monsters by Sharon Dogar (Andersen Press)
  7. Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly (Hot Key Books)
  8. Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee (Pushkin Children’s Books)
  9. Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake (Hachette Children’s Group)
  10. Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke)
  11. The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  12. No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen (Andersen Press)
  13. Inkling by Kenneth Oppel (Walker Books)
  14. Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay (Little Tiger)
  15. Lampie written and illustratedby Annet Schaap and translated by Laura Watkinson(Pushkin Children’s Books)
  16. Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon (Walker Books)
  17. The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla (Hachette Children’s Group)
  18. On the Come Up by Angie Thomas (Walker Books)
  19. Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick (Head of Zeus)
  20. Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson (David Fickling Books)

June 2021


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