Illustrators Chris Riddell and Oliver Jeffers have both been longlisted twice for the prestigious CILIP Kate Greenaway award.
Riddell’s Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death (Macmillan Children’s Books) is longlisted for the prize, as is his work on The Sleeper and the Spindle, written by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury). Jeffers’ two books on the longlist are Once Upon an Alphabet (Harper Collins Children’s Books) and The Day the Crayons Came Home, written by Drew Daywalt (also Harper Collins Children’s Books).
CILIP (the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals) has longlisted 20 books into total for the Kate Greenaway medal. Others on the list include Please Mister Panda by Steve Antony (Hodder Children’s Books) and Granddad’s Island by Benji Davies (Simon & Schuster).
CILIP also today (16th February) announced the longlist for the CILIP Carnegie medal, which again comprised of 20 books.
Most of the titles in the running for the Carnegie are YA, such as A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond (Hodder Children’s) and The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books), although there are some books for younger readers, such as Jessica’s Ghost by Andrew Norriss (David Fickling Books). Also on the longlist is Terry Pratchett’s final novel The Shepherd's Crown (Penguin Random House).
Sioned Jacques, chair of the 2016 judging panel, said: “It is a real honour to take on the mantle of chairing the judging panel for this year’s medals. The longlists for 2016 are outstanding and perfectly reflect the vibrancy of children’s books in the UK today. This is a real golden age of writing and illustrating for children and the range of skills and storytelling on display in the longlists are proof of the incredibly high standards of this ever-growing area of publishing – every book is a potential winner.”
The shortlists for the 2016 Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals will announced on 15th March before the winners are revealed on 20th June.
The winners will each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library and a golden medal. For the first time ever, the winner of the Carnegie will get a £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize along with the winner of the Kate Greenaway.
One title from each shortlist will also be named recipients of the Amnesty CILIP Honour, a new commendation for books that illuminate, uphold or celebrate freedoms.
The longlisted for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal:
Book by John Agard (Walker Books)
A Song For Ella Grey by David Almond (Hodder)
One by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
The Earth Is Singing by Vanessa Curtis (Usborne)
The Door That Led To Where by Sally Gardner (Hot Key Books)
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
The Imaginary by A.F. Harrold (Bloomsbury)
There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Neilsen (Andersen Press)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
Jessica's Ghost by Andrew Norriss (David Fickling Books)
Panther by David Owen (Little, Brown Book Group)
The Shepherd's Crown by Terry Pratchett (Penguin Random House)
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders (Faber)
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)
Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton (David Fickling Books)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (MiraInk, HarperCollins)
Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine (HarperCollins)
My Name's Not Friday by Jon Walter (David Fickling Books)
Liccle Bit by Alex Wheatle (Atom Books)
The longlist for the 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal:
Please Mister Panda illustrated and written by Steve Antony (Hodder Children’s Books)
Where’s the Elephant? illustrated and written by Barroux (Egmont Books)
Willy’s Stories illustrated and written by Anthony Browne (Walker Books)
This Book Just Ate My Dog! illustrated and written by Richard Byrne (Oxford University Press)
Wall illustrated and written by Tom Clohesy Cole (Templar)
There’s a Bear on My Chair illustrated and written by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
Grandad’s Island illustrated and written by Benji Davies (Simon & Schuster)
How the Sun Got to Coco's House illustrated and written by Bob Graham (Walker Books)
The Imaginary illustrated by Emily Gravett, written by A.F Harrold (Bloomsbury)
Once Upon an Alphabet illustrated and written by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
The Day the Crayons Came Home illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, written by Drew Daywalt (HarperCollins)
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole illustrated and written by Jon Klassen (Walker Books)
Something About a Bear illustrated and written by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books)
Captain Jack and the Pirates illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, written by Peter Bently (Puffin)
Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death illustrated and written by Chris Riddell (Macmillan)
The Sleeper and the Spindle illustrated by Chris Riddell, written by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
The Bolds illustrated by David Roberts, written by Julian Clary (Andersen Press)
Animalium illustrated by Katie Scott, written by Jenny Broom (Big Picture Press)
Footpath Flowers illustrated by Sydney Smith, written by Jon Arno Lawson (Walker Books)
Lili illustrated and written by Wen Dee Tan (Fat Fox)