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Longlists announced for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

18 February 2021

On Thursday 18 February 2021 the UK's oldest and best-loved book awards for children and young people, the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, announced the longlists for 2021. Congratulations to Barrington Stoke which has a book on each list and to Canongate Books with a book longlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal:


2021 CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist


2021 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal longlist


The Medals celebrate outstanding achievement in children's writing and illustration respectively and are unique in being judged by children's librarians, with the Shadowers' Choice Award voted for by children and young people. 40 titles have been longlisted for the 2021 Medals (20 on each longlist) selected from a total of 152 nominations, read by an expert volunteer team of 15 children's and youth librarians from across the UK.

The shortlists for both the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals 2021 will be announced on Thursday 18 March 2021, with the winners announced on Wednesday 16 June 2021.