young people. Three debut offerings feature on the shortlist alongside previous winner Levi Pinfold www.ckg.org.uk / #CKG20 / #bestchildrensbooks Today (Thursday 19 th March 2020), the eight-strong shortlists for the prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book awards for children and young people, are revealed. the shortlisted books to aid reflection and discussion in classrooms and young people reading and debating the shortlisted books between now and the The Carnegie Shortlist 2019 #CKG19. 81-year history. best in children’s writing and illustration published in the UK. "If Medusa was Dominican and had a daughter, I think I'd be her," says the narrator, Xiomara, who eventually finds herself through poetry and the support of an inspiring teacher. Alexander, illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile (Andersen Press), The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie is a strong showing for independent publishers on the lists, with seven of the If you're looking for the best new kids' books in 2019—well-written, high quality books that are not only great reads but also teach kids something about the world around us—turning to some of the 2019 prizes awarded to outstanding children's books is a great place to start. Amnesty But still, I hope you find this blog useful, if you want to find the right book for a young person in your life. Hardinge previously won the Costa Book Award for her book The Lie Tree and A Skinful of Shadows was shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year in 2017. Her granny is a guardian between this world and the next, and they move from place to isolated place. For book prices and ordering, click on the cover image. The Child’s Play Library and Lantana Publishing – have books on the Kate Greenaway Bone Talk was shortlisted for the 2018 Costa Book Awards. Librarians from longlists of 20 books per Medal, these titles reflect the very previously won the Carnegie Medal: Sarah Crossan’s One, in 2016. Kate Greenaway Medal with This Is Not My Hat. Alison Brumwell, Chair, CILIP Carnegie and Kate winner announcement in June 2018. If Medusa was Dominican and had a daughter, I think I'd be her," says the narrator, Xiomara, who eventually finds herself through poetry and the support of an inspiring teacher. prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK’s oldest book Candy Gourlay(Bone ***Winner of the 2019 Carnegie Medal***, The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo has also won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Pura Belpré Award, which celebrates a "Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience.". The Shadowers’ Choice Award, voted for and awarded by the children and young people who shadow the Medals, will be announced alongside the two Medal winners. shortlistees to make it onto this year’s lists are Frances Hardinge and Kate Each of the free-verse novels are coming-of-age stories and written … Judges scour thousands of books to find the best books, a better system for finding a good book than just buying the one Amazon's algorithm has chosen for you. Books providing educational resources and training to raise awareness and understanding by Rebecca Cobb, written by Nicola Davies (Walker Books), Ocean Meets Sky illustrated and It's a classic toys-come-to-life story, but dealing with the issues of grief and loss: "Emily had grown up saying 'My sister is disabled' and now she had to get used to saying, 'My sister is dead.'". previous winner to appear on a 2019 Medal shortlist, having scooped the 2014 names, representing the very best in writing and illustration for children and Publishing), The Lost Words illustrated CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal The Day War Came by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb (Walker Books) Ocean Meets Sky written and illustrated by Eric Fan and Terry Fan (Lincoln Children’s Books) and written by Maria Gulemetova (Child’s Play Library), The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse illustrated 16 titles coming from Andersen Press, Child’s Play Library, David Fickling It's 400+ pages in length, and seems to be targeted at young adults/teenagers in terms of age group. Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay is an adventure story, aimed at the tween age group (10+), and set in a remote village in the highlands of the Philippines at the turn of the 20th century. Mistry for You’re Safe with Me and Maria by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Walker Books), Julian is a Mermaid illustrated The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders (who won a Costa award for one of her previous books, Five Children on the Western Front) is a fantasy novel for tweens (ages 9-12). explore identity, first love, loss and gang crime. illustrators to explore different issues and perspectives, in turn promoting Rebound by Kwame Alexander is a children's book, aimed at tweens (ages 10-12 or so), and written in verse. awards for children and young people, are revealed. © 2020 We've tried to give a bit of guidance on age range in our descriptions: *** Winner of the 2019 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature*** Five Books participates in the Amazon Associate program and earns money from qualifying purchases. offer vivid and haunting stories about growing up in a reality where the spirit-world the globe, offering multiple perspectives – from suffragette to slam poet, Gulemetovafor Beyond the Fence. illustrated by Jackie Morris – uses spells to conjure up the Way Down each use free verse to create fresh and emotionally impactful and written by Jessica Love (Walker Books), You’re Safe With Me illustrated Anderson, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli(Usborne Books), Bone Talk by Candy depth of children’s publishing, including the emergence of small, independent written by Eric Fan and Terry Fan (Lincoln Children’s Books), Beyond the Fence illustrated identity are treated with humanity and insight and in a range of distinctive Former shortlistees to make it onto this year’s lists are Frances Hardinge and Kate Saunders for the Carnegie Medal, and Rebecca Cobb, David Roberts and Jackie Morris for the Kate Greenaway Medal. in other cultures and develop understanding and empathy for the characters A Skinful of Shadows Frances Hardinge. Three of the books, including the winner, The Poet X, were written in verse—but read as smoothly as novels. Acevedo (Electric Monkey), Rebound by Kwame Rebound is the prequel to that story. Showing all 9 results. Female voices are strongly represented across both lists, by Poonam Mistry, written by Chitra Soundar (Lantana Several High School Teachers Recommend Books by Subject. a diverse range of voices and perspectives is a core mission of the Awards, and of the illustrious Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals’ legacy.”. Today You are loved.". written and illustrative styles. The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people. The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson is a fantasy book ideal for the tween age group (9-12, approx), especially kids with a taste for the macabre. In 2018, thousands of children read for Her Mum is religious and would have preferred to be a nun. We ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview. 2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are sponsored by Peters and ALCS, and funded Proceeds appear on this year’s Kate Greenaway shortlist, including shortlisted artwork Reynolds, illustrated by Chris Priestley (Faber & Faber), The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders (Faber & Faber), The Day War Came illustrated Below, the eight fabulous books that made the 2019 shortlist of the UK's prestigious CILIP Carnegie Medal, awarded every year to the best children's book written in English. It's aimed at young adult (13+) readers and a good way to learn about life in 17th century England and the civil war that tore the country apart. Former International UK continues to support the Medals in partnership with CILIP, What a list it is this year! their excitement and are immensely proud that these 16 books will become part around love, loss and the power of the imagination. It's 300+ pages in length and opens with the narrator, Marinka, making a fence out of bones and skulls. The book is a really useful way of looking into the past, and understanding how much has changed over the past century in terms of what women can and can't do with their lives. of the power of children’s books to explore human rights, encourage empathy and The This new award has evolved out of CILIP’s recent Diversity Review, which identified opportunities to empower and celebrate the young people involved in the Medals through the shadowing scheme by giving them a more significant voice and visible presence in the process and prize giving. Download our pdf order form. We publish at least two new interviews per week. Jon Klassen is the only (Tuesday 19th March 2019), the eight-strong shortlists for the libraries. Battle for Equality by David Roberts) or emotional The Carnegie Medal Shortlist 2019 (Kids) If you're looking for the best new kids' books in 2019—well-written, high quality books that are not only great reads but also teach kids something about the world around us—turning to some of the 2019 prizes awarded to outstanding children's books is a …