U.K.’s Carnegie and Greenaway Medals Announced

Maggot MoonThe winners of the 2013 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals were announced on June 19, 2013, at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum in London. The U.K.’s most prestigious prizes for children’s books were won by Sally Gardner for Maggot Moon (Hot Key Books) and Levi Pinfold for Black Dog (Templar), respectively. Maggot Moon is a dystopian novel featuring a hero that has dyslexia, which the author Gardner also has. The winners join a distinguished roll call of authors and illustrators dating back to 1936 for the Carnegie Medal, and 1955 Black Dogfor the Kate Greenaway Medal. Both books are published in the U.S. by Candlewick Press, and Pinfold received the Greenaway for only his second book. The awards are administered by the Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) in the United Kingdom: http://www.cilip.org.uk/news-media/Pages/news130619.aspx .


The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist in full

  • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury
  • A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle, Marion Lloyd Books
  • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Hot Key Books
  • In Darkness by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury
  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Bodley Head
  • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, Indigo
  • A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, David Fickling Books
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Electric Monkey

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 shortlist in full:

  • Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb, Macmillan Children’s Books
  • Again! by Emily Gravett, Macmillan Children’s Books
  • Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton, Walker Books
  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, Walker Books
  • Pirates ‘n’ Pistols by Chris Mould, Hodder Children’s Books
  • King Jack and the Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently      (author), Puffin Books
  • Black Dog by Levi Pinfold, Templar Publishing
  • Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author),      Walker Books
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