The CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Medals longlists 2021

The longlists for the 2021 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.

Here are the longlisted books for the 2021 Carnegie Medal:


Here are the longlisted books for the 2020 Kate Greenaway Medal:


Ellen Krajewski, Chair of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals judging panel, said of the longlist:

“The talent and imagination on display across 2021’s longlist is truly inspiring. The variety of stories, the creativity in how those stories have been lovingly crafted, and the relatability of the characters and their experiences has been a joy for all the judges to behold. The Awards’ mission is to empower the next generation to shape a better world through books and reading, which is undoubtedly what this longlist helps to achieve, inviting children stuck indoors during lockdown to open the door to a myriad of fun and exciting places and be transported. Congratulations to all the authors and illustrators for their exceptional and transformative work.”

The 2021 shortlists will be announced on 18 March, with the winners to be revealed on 16 June.

Find out more about this year’s longlisted books for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals here.

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