In the final part of our Carnegie round-up, we take a look at the last five authors to make it to the longlist. Read parts one and two then tell us who you think should win the 2016 medal.
In part two of our feature on the Carnegie Medal, we look at books by a further six authors whose latest novels have made it onto the longlist. Catch up on part one, then check out the books below.
We really feel for the judges who had to narrow the Carnegie Medal longlist down to just eight novels. You can find books by eighteen of the nominated authors in the Info Store, and since we lack the judges’ discernment, we’re going to share all of them! You can find out more about the Carnegie… Continue reading The Carnegie Longlist: Part One
Last year, we showed you some of the best work by artists shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal. We’ve looked at the longlist ahead of the tonight’s nominations, and placed our bets below- how many of these illustrators will make it through to the next round?
Chris Riddell has been announced as the Children’s Laureate 2015-2017. We’ve already talked about some of the amazing writers and illustrators who have been Children’s Laureate in the past in our blog post here, and it’s really exciting to see Riddell joining them! Riddell became well-known for his political cartoons in ‘The Economist’ and ‘The… Continue reading Breaking News! Children’s Laureate 2015-2017
The new Children’s Laureate will be announced later today! Unlike the Poet Laureate, who is chosen by the Prime Minister and appointed by the Queen, young people can vote for the Children’s Laureate online. The chosen author, poet or illustrator will be awarded a silver medal and £15,000 (the Poet Laureate traditionally receives 720 bottles… Continue reading The Children’s Laureate
The Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded to children’s illustrators since 1955. According to the rules, the artist must have a “distinctive and creative” style that complements the typography (size, colour, font and spacing of the text) The covers, size and shape of the book can all affect the judge’s decision. Take a look at… Continue reading Kate Greenaway Medal nominees