The Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals winners 2020
The winners of the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced!
The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people. The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children’s librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
The CILIP Carnegie Medal has been awarded to Anthony McGowan for Lark.
Nicky and Kenny mum’s is coming to visit. A lot has changed since they saw her last and Nicky’s not so sure he’s ready to see her again. When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. A thrilling adventure intertwined with a poignant tale of brotherly love, Lark is a masterclass in storytelling and the perfectly pitched endnote to Anthony McGowan’s critically acclaimed series of novellas.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded to Shaun Tan for Tales from the Inner City.
A companion to Shaun Tan’s earlier Tales from Outer Suburbia, Tales from the Inner City is a unique collection of illustrated mythical poems and stories about our relationship with animals, both real and imagined. Each tale is accompanied by a stunning and gently surreal painting depicting human and animal connecting with one another. Tan’s inimitable imagination brings us monster sharks, spirit horses, moonfish and office crocodiles.
You can read more about this year’s winning books here.