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The shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been  announced this morning

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2013 shortlist:

  • The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan, Bloomsbury

  • A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle, Marion Lloyd Books

  • Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner, Hot Key Books

  • In Darkness by Nick Lake, Bloomsbury

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Bodley Head

  • Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick, Indigo

  • A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton, David Fickling Books

  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein, Electric Monkey


The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2013 shortlist :

  • Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb, Macmillan Children’s Books

  • Again! by Emily Gravett, Macmillan Children’s Books

  • Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton, Walker Books

  • I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, Walker Books

  • Pirates ‘n’ Pistols by Chris Mould, Hodder Children’s Books

  • King Jack and the Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author), Puffin Books

  • Black Dog by Levi Pinfold, Templar Publishing

  • Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author), Walker Books

Further information can be found on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards website.

The winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards for 2013 were announced live on Blue Peter yesterday. There were two prizes:

The shortlist was selected by a panel of judges including authors Caitlin Moran and  Cressida Cowell, librarian  Jake Hope and Blue Peter editor Tim Levell. Over 300 young people from a  selection of schools across the UK and Ireland then voted for the winners.  Both of the winning books are published by Scholastic.


There are a large number of awards given every year to children’s books. Listed below are some of the main UK events and awards. Have a look at the shortlists as they are announced for ideas about books to use in schools  or for reading with your own children. Other  useful sources of information about children’s books include  Books for Keeps  and  Lovereading4kids

February 23rd Red House Children’s Book Award shortlist  (voted entirely by children)

March  7th World Book Day

March 7th Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist

March 21st  Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013 – shortlist 

April 23rd World Book Night

June 19th CILIP Carnegie Medal longlist (short list to be announced on 12th March)

June 19th CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for illustration longlist (shortlist 12th March)

June  2013 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award judging panel

November 3rd National Non-Fiction Day

November Roald Dahl Funny Prize  (2012 winners)

Please contact nwilliams@glos.ac.uk if you want to recommend any books for the library’s teaching resources collection.

The winner of the funniest book for children 7-14 section of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize for 2012 is Dark Lord: Teenage years by Jamie Thomson.

Michael Rosen, chair of the judging panel, described the book as “a wonderfully absurd take on beings from another planet or another world and like all books with this theme it makes us think about how odd and crazy we are.”

A copy of the book is available in FCH Library’s Teaching Resources collection. It is shelved in the children’s fiction section at F/THO.