Thu, 18/04/2013 - 08:00
Faber and Profile have teamed up to acquire rights to a new novel from children's author Francesca Simon.
The publishers signed a deal for world rights with Rosemary Sandberg at Rosemary Sandberg Agents Ltd.
The new book will continue the adventures of the Carnegie-longlisted The Sleeping Army. The second in the...
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:00
Roddy Doyle has become only the second author ever to have the chance of winning both the Booker Prize and the CILIP Carnegie Medal, with his book, A Greyhound of a Girl (Marion Lloyd Books), among those shortlisted for the prestigious children's prize this year.
Meanwhile, Helen Oxenbury and Emily Gravett are each on...
Mon, 11/03/2013 - 09:27
Independent bookshops have expressed frustration over the relationship between Scholastic Book Clubs and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, which gives the distributor advance information of the Carnegie Prize and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists.
The early information has meant some local bookshops may...
Fri, 15/06/2012 - 07:52
A Monster Calls (Walker Books) written by Patrick Ness and illustrated by Jim Kay, has become the first book ever to win both the CILIP Carnegie and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals.
Ness is also only the second author to win the award in consecutive years (the first being Peter Dickinson in 1979 and 1980), having won in 2011 for...
Fri, 27/04/2012 - 09:05
Authors have called for the Carnegie Medal to offer two separate awards. The medal, which is awarded annually to "the writer of an outstanding book for children", is considered the most prestigious award for children's writing in the UK.
Former Carnegie medallist Mal Peet, who is arguing for the change, said: "It...
Thu, 25/06/2009 - 10:21
Siobhan Dowd has been posthumously awarded the 2009 CILIP Carnegie Medal for her fourth and final novel, Bog Child (David Fickling Books). The CILIP Greenaway Medal was awarded to Catherine Rayner for Harris Finds his Feet (Little Tiger Press). The awards, which are selected by librarians, were announced at a presentation at...
Sun, 26/04/2009 - 10:04
Books for teenagers dominate this year's CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist, with five of the seven shortlisted titles aimed at readers aged 12-plus. Random House Children's Books is well represented with three of the shortlisted titles coming from its stable while Penguin has two titles on the shortlist.
The list is also weighted...
Thu, 21/06/2007 - 14:00
Meg Rosoff and Mini Grey have won this year’s CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals respectively for Just in Case (Puffin) and The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon (Red Fox).
The awards were presented this lunchtime (Thursday) at a ceremony at the British Library. Just in Case, Rosoff’s...
Wed, 13/06/2007 - 15:07
The CILIP Carnegie Medal, now in its 70th year, is seen as one of the most prestigious awards for children's authors. Affectionately known as "the children's Booker", it has recognised some of the UK's greatest fiction writers, including C S Lewis, Philip Pullman and Robert Westall.
The kudos of the Carnegie, and...
Fri, 20/04/2007 - 09:01
Ten children's book have been put forward as the most important children's novels of the past 70 years. Philip Pullman's Northern Lights was chosen alongside classics such as Mary Norton's The Borrowers and Alan Garner's The Owl Service by judges of the CILIP Carnegie Medal for children's...