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Carnegie Reading Challenge

The shortlists for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, the UK's oldest and most prestigious book awards for children and young people, are revealed.

This is an exciting time at Ivybridge as we kick off our Carnegie Reading Challenge!  Letters have been emailed home to the students who have expressed an interest in taking part.  

Some of these books have been classed as Teen Fiction, with one classed as Senior Fiction and the title carrying a 16+ recommendation.  This particular text (Beck) contains descriptions of sexual and racial abuse in the context of the slave trade, as well as strong language.  It is advisable, therefore, that you use the website to check the themes of all titles. 

Good Luck to all our readers!

See the full reading list here: 

http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/carnegie-current-shortlist.php

The Kate Greenaway Medal, which celebrates illustration in children's books, sees award-winning writer and illustrator Chris Riddell, the Children's Laureate, in the running to win an unprecedented fourth Kate Greenaway Medal just a year after his hat-trick in 2016.  Riddell is joined by another potential record-breaker in the form of Dieter Braun's Wild Animals of the North.  Originally published in German, this is the first ever translated title to make the Kate Greenaway shortlist following the Medals opening up to translated works in English in 2015.  They are joined by former Kate Greenaway Medal winners Emily Gravett, William Grill and Jim Kay and first-time Kate Greenaway-shortlisted authors Francesca Sanna, Brian Selznick and Lane Smith.

The Carnegie Medal, which celebrates outstanding writing for children and young people, sees a range of YA and Middle Grade books make the shortlist.  Mal Peet's final novel Beck, co-authored by Meg Rosoff, could be the second book to win the Medal posthumously, following Siobhan Dowd's Bog Child in 2009.  Peet and Rosoff are joined on the list by fellow former Carnegie Medal winners Frank Cottrell Boyce and Philip Reeve, previously shortlisted author Ruta Sepetys, debut authors Lauren Wolk and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock and first-time Carnegie-shortlisted authors Zana Fraillon, Glenda Millard and Lauren Wolk.

The 2017 shortlists are:

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist (alphabetically by author surname):

  1. Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce (Pan Macmillan)
  2. The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon (Orion Children's Books)
  3. The Smell of Other People's Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock (Faber & Faber)
  4. The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard (Old Barn Books)
  5. Railhead by Philip Reeve (Oxford University Press)
  6. Beck by Mal Peet with Meg Rosoff (Walker Books)
  7. Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (Puffin)
  8. Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk (Corgi)