Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal Longlists

I don’t know about you, but I have some seriously good memories about the Carnegie and Greenaway Medals from when I was younger. I remember being part of the Carnegie Club at secondary school, where we did our best to read the entire shortlist and then had our own mini vote for the winner, plus we got to hangout with the girls from our partner school which, let me tell you, was a welcome release from the sea of testosterone and rugby lads that my all boys school was (not that the rugby lads weren’t a nice view…)

The 2020 Medal longlists were announced yesterday (Thursday) and there are some properly amazing titles on them both! I can’t wait to get stuck in and try to read more of them. Any of the titles below that are BOLD are ones I’ve read (Not many. I am shamed).

2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal Longlist

  • The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar
  • A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby
  • Toffee by Sarah Crossan
  • Becoming Dinah by Kit de Waal
  • Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo
  • Monsters by Sharon Dogar
  • Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly
  • Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee
  • Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake
  • Lark by Anthony McGowan
  • The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay
  • No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen
  • Inkling by Kenneth Oppel
  • Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay
  • Lampie written and illustratedby Annet Schaap and translated by Laura Watkinson
  • Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon
  • The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla
  • On the Come Up by Angie Thomas
  • Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick
  • Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Longlist

  • Captain Rosalie illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, written by Timothée de Fombelle and translated by Sam Gordon
  • Wisp: A Story of Hope illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith and written by Zana Fraillon
  • Quill Soup illustrated by Dale Blankenaar and written by Alan Durant
  • B is for Baby illustrated by Angela Brooksbank and written by Atinuke
  • And the Ocean Was Our Sky illustrated by Rovina Cai and written by Patrick Ness
  • Fanatical About Frogs written and illustrated by Owen Davey
  • Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black illustrated by Alexis Deacon and written by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick
  • Lubna and Pebble illustrated by Daniel Egneus and written by Wendy Meddour
  • When Sadness Comes to Call written and illustrated by Eva Eland
  • The King Who Banned the Dark written and illustrated by Emily Haworth-Booth
  • You’re Snug With Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry and written by Chitra Soundar
  • The Iron Man illustrated by Chris Mould and written by Ted Hughes
  • The Suitcase written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros
  • The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander
  • The Dam illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by David Almond
  • Mary and Frankenstein illustrated by Júlia Sardà and written by Linda Bailey
  • Little Wise Wolf illustrated by Hanneke Siemensma, written by Gijs Van der Hammen and translated by Laura Watkinson
  • Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan
  • Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters
  • Planetarium illustrated by Chris Wormell and written by Raman Prinja

So, what do you think about the longlists? Are there any titles on there that you think are great, or any that aren’t there that you think should be? Let me know down in the comments or tweet me your thoughts!

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