The YLG London CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards Nominations Party

Last night (Wednesday 3rd October) the London branch of the Youth Libraries Group (YLG) held its official
CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards Nominations Party at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE)

For those of you who are unaware, the evening was an opportunity to vote for YLG London’s nominations for the 2013 awards. Books published between 1st September 2011 & 31st August 2012 are eligible.

Over 20 CILIP YLG Members and affiliates attended to listen to the YLG London Committee champion the books that they thought should go forward for the long-listing selection.

Each of the committee members spoke for two (ish) minutes about the books they were championing. The speeches were eloquent, witty and moving and made all the more amazing by the time limitation. Two titles from each list were voted for and will go forward as the official YLG London nominations. The remaining titles will be nominated by committee members on an individual basis.

The five books for each award were considered last night are below.

The Carnegie Award selection titles were:

Dark Endeavour Kenneth Oppel
After Morris Gleitzman
Mister Creecher Chris Priestly
Saving Daisy Phil Earle
The Prince who Walked with Lions Elizabeth Laird

The Kate Greenaway titles were:

Oh no George! Chris Haughton
I want my hat back Jon Klaasen
A First Book of Nature Mark Hearld
Black Dog Levi Pinfold
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat Dave Shelton

The Official YLG London Carnegie Award Nominations are:


The Official YLG London Kate Greenaway Award Nominations are:


All CILIP members are eligible to nominate and members of YLG are actively encouraged to nominate titles. Being actively encouraged does not amount to having threats made against you if you don’t, but it can be upsetting if you see a book that is worthy of either the Carnegie or Kate Greenaway Award miss out due to not being nominated.

The awards nomination form is below! Each CILIP member can nominate two books for each award. It is a good idea to read through the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Award criteria before nominating.

3 Thoughts on “The YLG London CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards Nominations Party

  1. Interesting post. I’m off to the YLG Wales event next week and I don’t think there’s a single crossover between the two sets of book selections. I’m still deciding on my own nominations, I’ve found it most useful to look back at various books I’ve read this year and consider them against the criteria for nomination.

  2. mattlibrarian on October 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm said:

    That is the beauty of the awards and the breadth of quality children’s/YA and picture books currently being published in the UK – there is just so much to choose from (a very good thing).

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