CILIP Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Prize Longlists 2015

It seems like such a long time ago now, but back in October we got very excited when the nominations for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards were announced. The lists themselves at this point were incredibly lengthy- as the official press release described; ‘All nominations published have been checked and verified for their eligibility and have received at least one nomination from a CILIP member’. 

Initially, 91 titles were suggested for the Carnegie and 71 were put forward for the Greenaway, however yesterday morning came the announcement of the longlists which you can see below. They’re both a varied bunch and we’re eager to see which books make the shortlists, which will both be announced in a month’s time on Tuesday 17th March.

The books on the Carnegie longlist are:

  • My Brother’s Shadow by Tom Avery (Andersen Press)
  • Us Minus Mum by Heather Butler (Little Brown, Young Readers)
  • When Mr. Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
  • Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
  • The Company of Ghosts by Berlie Doherty (Andersen Press)
  • The Year of the Rat by Clare Furniss (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)
  • Tinder by Sally Gardner (author) and David Roberts (illustrator) (Orion Children’s Books)
  • Monkey and Me by David Gilman (Templar)
  • Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman (Walker Books)
  • Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis (Oxford University Press)
  • The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne Books)
  • Hello Darkness by Anthony McGowan (Walker Books)
  • More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
  • Close Your Pretty Eyes by Sally Nicholls (Marion Lloyd Books)
  • Trouble by Non Pratt (Walker Books)
  • Picture Me Gone by Meg Rosoff (Penguin Books)
  • Smart: a Mysterious Crime, a Different Detective by Kim Slater (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (Electric Monkey)

The books on the Kate Greenaway longlist are:

  • Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • What If? by Anthony Browne (Doubleday Children’s Books)
  • The Promise by Laura Carlin (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author) (Walker Books)
  • The Something by Rebecca Cobb (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • On Sudden Hill by Benji Davies (illustrator) and Linda Sarah (author) (Simon & Schuster Children’s Books)
  • Jim’s Lion by Alexis Deacon (illustrator) and Russell Hoban (author) (Walker Books)
  • Hermelin: the Detective Mouse by Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape)
  • Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill (Flying Eye Books)
  • Shh! We Have a Plan by Chris Haughton (Walker Books)
  • Dark Satanic Mills by John Higgins and Marc Olivent (illustrators) and Julian Sedgwick and Marcus Sedgwick (authors) (Walker Books)
  • The Great War: an Anthology of Stories Inspired by Objects from the First World War by Jim Kay (illustrator) and various (authors) (Walker Books)
  • Wayland by John Lawrence (illustrator) and Tony Mitton (author) (David Fickling Books, Penguin Random House)
  • Smelly Louie by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Fortunately, the Milk… by Chris Riddell (illustrator) and Neil Gaiman (author) (Bloomsbury)
  • Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Tinder by David Roberts (illustrator) and Sally Gardner (author) (Orion Children’s Books)
  • The Pilot and the Little Prince by Peter Sís (Pushkin Children’s Books)
  • Tiny: the Invisible World of Microbes by Emily Sutton (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author) (Walker Books)
  • The Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan (Hodder Children’s Books)
  • Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner (Andersen Press)

More information can be found on the official CILIP CKG website here and the shadowing site for schools is here.


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