Former children’s laureate Chris Riddell has three books nominated for the 2019 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, whilst authors Sita Brahmachari, Juno Dawson and Emma Carroll appear twice on the list of nominations for the Carnegie Medal.
Brahmachari has two of her titles published by Barrington Stoke on the Carnegie list - Zebra Crossing Soul Song and Worry Angels - whilst Carroll is on the nominations list with Sky Chasers (Chicken House) and Secrets of a Sun King (Faber & Faber). Dawson is nominated for Grave Matter (Barrington Stoke, illustrated by Alex T Smith) and Clean (Quercus.
On the list of nominations for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Riddell is listed for A Kid in My Class (Otter-Barry Books, written by Rachel Rooney), Once Upon a Wild Wood and Goth Girl and the Sinister Symphony, both published by Macmillan Children’s Books.
Steve Antony, Morag Hood, Jon Klassen, Emily Sutton and Jonathan Woodward are also listed more than once, as they have received double nominations each.
This year 254 books were nominated for the 2019 Medals (137 books for the Carnegie Medal 117 for the Kate Greenaway Medal), up from 237 titles last year. The full list is available via the CarnegieGreenaway.org website.
Several external bodies − BookTrust, CLPE, Commonword, IBBY, Inclusive Minds, National Literacy Trust and RNIB − were invited to nominate books along with CILIP members as part of a group of changes made following a diversity review.
CILIP has also expanded the judging panel of librarians, organised diversity training and launched a new prize voted for by children and young adults.
The longlist will be announced on 18th February and the shortlist on 18th March. The winners will then be revealed on 17th June.