Tinder by Sally Gardner and David Roberts (Orion Children’s Books) is in the running for a double CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway win after appearing on both shortlists, announced today (17th March).
The book, which is a reworking of the Tinderbox fairytale, could also be Gardner’s second Carnegie medal. She picked up the award for Maggot Moon (Hot Key Books) in 2013.
Other previous winners that are in the running for this year’s awards are Patrick Ness, whose More Than This is shortlisted for the Carnegie medal, and Chris Riddell, whose Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse (Macmillan Children’s Books) is on the list for the Kate Greenaway.
The Carnegie shortlist also includes When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury), Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books) and Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman (Walker Books). On the Kate Greenaway list is, among others, Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill (Flying Eye Books) and Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan (Hodder Children’s Books).
The organisers said the themes of war, sickness and adversity run through both shortlists.
“There’s no doubt our writers and illustrators feel that they face no barriers when they enter into the creative process,” said chair of the judging panel Agnes Guyon. “There is darkness here, illuminated by the bright light of optimism. These incredibly strong shortlists are not just a showcase of talent but of the skilful ways our greatest writers and illustrators introduce young readers to big ideas, always instilling hope as they set their characters against the harshest challenges.”
The winners of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals will be announced at a ceremony at the British Library in London on the 22nd June. The winners will receive golden medals and £500 of books to donate to their local library. The winner of the Kate Greenaway medal will also receive the £5,000 Colin Mears Award.
The shortlists in full:
The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 shortlist (alphabetically by author surname):
When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury)
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
Tinder by Sally Gardner (author) and David Roberts (illustrator) (Orion Children’s Books)
Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan Children’s Books)
The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman (Walker Books)
The Middle of Nowhere by Geraldine McCaughrean (Usborne Books)
More Than This by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2015 shortlist (alphabetically by illustrator surname):
The Promise by Laura Carlin (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author) (Walker Books)
Jim’s Lion by Alexis Deacon (illustrator) and Russell Hoban (author) (Walker Books)
Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill (Flying Eye Books)
Dark Satanic Mills by John Higgins and Marc Olivent (illustrators) and Julian Sedgwick and Marcus Sedgwick (authors) (Walker Books)
Smelly Louie by Catherine Rayner (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse by Chris Riddell (Macmillan Children’s Books)
Tinder by David Roberts (illustrator) and Sally Gardner (author) (Orion Children’s Books)
Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan (Hodder Children’s Books)
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