CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlists 2017

The shortlists for the two most respected prizes in children's literature are out: the Carnegie Medal, which celebrates outstanding writing for children and young people, and the Kate Greenaway Medal, for illustration in children's books. This year's list features the first translated work ever to appear: Dieter Braun's Wild Animals of the North, translated by Jen Calleja.

Wild Animals of the North

Dieter Braun, translated by Jen Calleja

From the publisher:

A gorgeously illustrated study of the Northern Hemisphere’s wild animals, this biologically accurate encyclopedia of beasts will enthrall all!

Famous German illustrator ...

The Wolves of Currumpaw

William Grill

From the publisher:

1892, New Mexico. A wolfpack roams the Currumpaw Valley, preying on the cattle and evading capture by the exasperated local ranchmen. Due to his knowledge of wolf behaviour, ...

Wolf Hollow

Lauren Wolk

From the publisher:

Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle’s calm world ...

The Journey

Francesca Sanna, illustrated by Francesca Sanna

From the publisher:

“I look up to the birds that seem to be following us. They are migrating just like us. And their journey, like ours, is very long, but they don’t have to cross any ...

A Great Big Cuddle

Michael Rosen, illustrated by Chris Riddell

From the publisher:

Two of the biggest names in children’s publishing, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, come together in a new poetry collection.

There is a Tribe of Kids

Lane Smith

From the publisher:

Winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 Did you ever want to waddle with a colony of penguins? Wriggle with an army of caterpillars? Or march with a troop of monkeys? ...


Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff

From the publisher:

The final novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author Mal Peet is a sweeping coming-of-age adventure, with all the characteristic beauty and strenth of his prose.


Emily Gravett

From the publisher:

Winner of the Independent Bookshop Week Picture Book Award 2017 From the creator of Meerkat Mail and Dogs, comes a very funny rhyming woodland story about the perils of ...

The Stars at Oktober Bend

Glenda Millard

From the publisher:

A magnificent new novel from multi-award-winning author Glenda Millard. A story about the strength of the human spirit. Through her lyrical writing, Glenda reveals that ...

The Marvels

Brian Selznick

From the publisher:

The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose ...


Philip Reeve

From the publisher:

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017! Zen Starling is a petty thief. A nobody. Destined to ride the rails to nowhere special. That is until Raven, a strange and ...

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys

From the publisher:

It’s early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land.