2022 Greenaway Medal

The newly sponsored Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. Awarded by librarians annually, the Medal is the only prize in the UK to solely reward outstanding illustration in a children’s book. The winners were revealed in a lunchtime ceremony held in person at The British Library for the first time since 2019. It was hosted by award-winning poet and novelist Dean Atta and featured Chair of Judges, librarian Jennifer Horan, alongside a selection of the young people who officially shadowed the 2022 awards. The ceremony was also streamed live and can be watched back here:  https://carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/take-part/stream/

Long Way Down- the graphic novel. Written by Jason Reynolds and illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff.( Faber) ISBN:  978-0571366019

A brilliant, innovative adaptation of the  2019 Carnegie-shortlisted verse novel by Jason Reynolds. It uses stunning watercolour to powerfully portray the tragedy of gun violence and the emotional impact it has on young people’s lives.

Also announced was the winner of the Shadower’s Choice Award, voted for by the tens of thousands of young people who participate in the Shadowing scheme reading the shortlisted books and voting for their favourites.

The Midnight Fair illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio and written by Gideon Sterer. Walker Books ISBN: 978-1406394658

It is a heart-warming, immersive wordless picture book that uncovers the secret life of animals who prowl a fairground at night, featuring sumptuous use of colour and contrast, which invoke all the senses.

Shortlisted titles

  • Drawn Across Borders illustrated and written by George Butler (Walker Books)
  • The Midnight Fair illustrated by Mariachiara Di Giorgio, written by Gideon Sterer (Walker Books)
  • Too Much Stuff illustrated and written by Emily Gravett (Two Hoots, Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Long Way Down illustrated by Danica Novgorodoff, written by Jason Reynolds (Faber)
  • Milo Imagines the World illustrated by Christian Robinson, written by Matt de la Pena (Two Hoots, Macmillan Children’s Books)
  • Shu Lin’s Grandpa illustrated by Yu Rong, written by Matt Goodfellow (Otter-Barry Books)
  • I Talk Like a River illustrated by Sydney Smith, written by Jordan Scott (Walker Books)
  • The Wanderer illustrated and written by Peter Van den Ende (Pushkin Children’s Books)

2022 Resources including teaching guides, shadowing activities , shadower’s reviews , author and Illustrator videos and interviews are available for every book: https://carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/yoto-greenaway-medal-shortlist-

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Little Rebels Book Awards 2023

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The Week Junior Book Awards 2023

https://www.theweekjuniorbookawards.co.uk 2023 sees the inaugural year of The Week Junior Book Awards sponsored by Bookily from National Book Tokens. Set up to “celebrate the brilliant