Thursday, 29 March 2012

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway award 2012 shortlists announced!

It’s that time of year again! The shortlists have been compiled for the Carnegie Medal, awarded to an outstanding book for children and young people, and the Kate Greenaway Medal, awarded to outstanding illustration in a book for children and young people. The winners are due to be announced on the 14th June. We’ll keep you posted!

These prizes are awarded annually by CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Librarians and Information Professionals, an organisation which some of us at SMU belong to) and shortlists and winners are chosen by children’s librarians. These awards are highly respected and represent the best in children’s literature.

Find out more about the 2012 awards here.Some of our favourites are up for the prize this year – past winners Emily Gravette and Catherine Rayner are up for the Greenaway award, whilst David Almond is amongst those competing for the Carnegie Medal. Let us know if any of your favourites have been nominated!

Our Teaching Practice section is well worth a browse over the next few weeks as we’ve put some orders through for quite a few new children’s books. They’re not necessarily prize winners, but they are all jolly good! We’ve also got lots of the past Carnegie and Greenaway winners here, so pop in and have a look at those too.


  1. To get into the spirit of things, I'll be borrowing The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, which won the Carnegie Medal in 2010. Shame on me for not having read this before - we've had it on our shelves all that time and I'm a big Neil Gaiman fan, so I know I'll enjoy it!

  2. And for any Neil Gaiman fans on our Dynevor campus, we've a good selection of his books available in our Griffith Library!