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Carnegie Greenaway 2021

Welcome to Derbyshire Libraries virtual shadowing page for the CILIP Carnegie / Kate Greenaway Medals 2021.


The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and best-loved children's book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. You will find below details of the 2021 shortlisted books for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. We have copies of all the shortlisted books in our libraries which are available to request and some titles are also available as e-books and e-audio via our website.

We have also included links to additional resources related to each of the books and the authors.

You can find out more about the awards and the criteria used to judge them on the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards website.

Review and vote

You can comment and vote on any of the books until the beginning of June when the National winners and Derbyshire's shadowing choices will be announced.

Submit your book reviews and vote for the Carnegie Medal 2021.

Submit your book reviews and vote for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2021.

Resources and links

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway shadowing resources are available including links to websites and CKG challenges.

Resources and links to extra information about the shortlisted books follows.

Kate Greenaway award

Starbird illustrated and written by Sharon King-Chai (Two Hoots):

The Bird Within Me illustrated by Sara Lundberg and translated by B.J Epstein (Book Island):

It's A No-Money Day illustrated and written by Kate Milner (Barrington Stoke):

How The Stars Came To Be illustrated and written by Poonam Mistry (Tate Publishing):

Hike illustrated and written by Pete Oswald (Walker Books):

I Go Quiet illustrated and written by David Ouimet (Canongate):

Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep illustrated and written by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan Children's Books):

Small In The City illustrated and written by Sydney Smith (Walker Books):

Carnegie awards

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (Hot Key Books):

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson and illustrated by Kathrin Honesta (Usborne):

The Girl Who Became a Tree by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Kate Milder (Otter-Barry Books):

On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick (Faber):

Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann (Penguin Random House Children's):

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds (Knights Of):

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys (Penguin Random House Children's):

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk (Penguin Random House Children's):