Selected by volunteer Youth Librarians from longlists of 20 books per Medal, these titles reflect the very best in children’s writing and illustration published in the UK. The continued popularity of verse as a storytelling medium is reflected in this year’s Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. Review our cookies information for more details. CILIP partners with Amnesty International to provide human rights focused resources, activities and discussion points alongside questions on representation and inclusion from new partners, Inclusive Minds. The continued popularity of verse is reflected across both Medals and the shortlist features three debut offerings alongside previous winner Levi Pinfold. 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist (alphabetical by author surname): 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist (alphabetical by illustrator surname): Several books on the shortlist tell stories that champion the importance of community, friendships and family bonds in overcoming challenging moments. Survival, the environment and the persisting inequalities and prejudices in our world today were themes that came through strongly. A teenage girl battles the Alaskan wilderness to save a crashlanded alien from authorities who are trying to capture him. A table and chair? Perhaps. The daughter of a lighthouse keeper discovers a magical world when she is sent to work as a maid at the big house. Please use something else. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience and security. Sorry, but you already have a basket with that name. Boy. Now that the shortlists are announced, children and young people across the UK and internationally will take part in the Awards Shadowing Scheme, reading and reviewing the books and sharing their creative responses on the Awards website. by Chris Vick, a novel about an unlikely friendship between a British boy and a Berber girl, both stranded at sea, and their will to survive against all the odds. Julia Hale, Chair, CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals judging panel, comments: “It’s a pleasure to present this dynamic and thought-provoking shortlist, which seems prescient of children and young people’s concerns today. Twenty-five illustrated short stories exploring the relationship between humans and animals. Also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal are Randy Ribay’s Patron Saints of Nothing, a story about a Filipino-American teenager’s quest to uncover the truth about his cousin’s murder and help his family grieve together and Girl. Three further titles – Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black, written by Marcus Sedgwick with his brother Julian Sedgwick and illustrated by Alexis Deacon; The Dam illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by David Almond, and Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan – have verse woven into their stories. A teacup? The Iron Man by Chris Mould and Ted Hughes. These eight fantastic novels have been shortlisted for the 2020 Carnegie Medal. Sea. An illustrated account of Mary Shelly's life and how she came to write her famous novel, Frankenstein. Through the story of one of the last children to be born there, relays the way of life of the people on the remote Scottish archipelago of St Kilda before the final evacuation of the inhabitants in 1930. This site uses cookies. Maybe. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. A celebration of some of the world's greatest black artists, athletes, musicians, and activists. For further information about the history of the Medals visit https://carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/, Sign up for The Culture Drop, our newsletter to help stay inspired, entertained and motivated, Riot wins Bishopsgate Institute comms brief, Cheerio and The Estate of Francis Bacon partner to produce books and film that will ‘disturb, thrill and intrigue’, Characters address the importance of friendships and family bonds in books across the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway 16-strong list, Continued popularity of verse is reflected across both Medals, Three debut offerings feature on the shortlist alongside previous winner Levi Pinfold. Shortlisted titles for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal The Shadowing Scheme is supported by reading resources from CLPE and the English and Media Centre and CILIP continues to work in partnership with RNIB and new partners Calibre Audio Library to produce the books in accessible formats. Jon Klassen is the only previous winner to appear on a 2019 Medal shortlist, having scooped the 2014 Kate Greenaway Medal with This Is Not My Hat. Prefer a catalogue? A boy comes to terms with his identity as a mixed-race gay teen - then at university he finds his wings as a drag artist, The Black Flamingo. Nicky and Kenny find themselves in danger when they get lost on the Yorkshire Moors in a snowstorm. A translated book has been shortlisted for the first time in Carnegie Medal history with the inclusion of Lampie, a debut novel written originally in Dutch by Annet Schaap and translated by Laura Watkinson. Eight beautifully illustrated books shortlisted for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal. A conscientious objector suffering from delusions due to a head injury searches Blitz era London for his estranged brother, who is missing after a bombing. A mother polar bear looks after her inquisitive cubs in her den through the Arctic winter while they wait for the coming of Spring. Characters address the importance of friendships and family bonds in books across the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway 16-strong list Continued popularity of verse is reflected across both Medals Three debut offerings feature on the shortlist alongside previous winner Levi Pinfold www.ckg.org.uk / #CKG20 / #bestchildrensbooks Today (Thursday 19th March 2020), the eight-strong …