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The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017

13th December 2017

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The Kate Greenaway Medal was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular and highly influential nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs. Awarded annually, the Medal is the only prize in the UK to solely reward outstanding illustration in a children's book.

Previous winners include Levi Pinfold, Raymond Briggs, Shirley Hughes, former Children's Laureates Quentin Blake and Anthony Brown, and current Children's Laureate Chris Riddell.

The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice. Since 2000, the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal has also been awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award. Colin Mears, a Worthing based accountant and children's book collector, left a bequest providing every Greenaway winner with a cash award as well as the coveted Medal.

This year, 2017, marks the 60th Anniversary of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and continues throughout the year - until December 2017.  See how you can get involved.

Nominations have been announced for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2018 and can be found by visiting The CILIP website. The longlist will be announced on 15th February 2018 and the Shortlist on 15th March 2018. The winner will be announced on 18th June 2018.

Below you will find this year's winner and shortlist for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Winner

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There Is a Tribe of Kids by Lane Smith

There Is a Tribe of Kids is a sumptuously detailed portrayal of wild childhood to be pored over for hours on end.A witty and playful exploration of curiosity, discovery and what it means to belong, ideal for sharing with children of all ages

Two Hoots

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THE CILIP KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL Shortlist

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Wild Animals of the North by Dieter Braun and Translated by Jen Calleja

From the polar bears of the Arctic to the North American pumas and pandas in Asia, "North: Animals of the Wild" takes children on an exciting journey of discovery. The stunning and accurate drawings show these animals in all their natural majesty and the witty and charming descriptions will teach children all about their new favorite animals!

Flying Eye Books 

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Tidy by Emily Gravett

Pete the badger likes everything to be neat and tidy at all times, but what starts as the collecting of one fallen leaf escalates quickly and ends with the complete destruction of the forest! Will Pete realise the error of his ways and set things right?

Two Hoots

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Wolves of Currumpaw by William Grill

Set in the dying days of the old west, Seton's drama unfolds in the vast planes of New Mexico, at a time when man's relationship with nature was often marked by exploitations and misunderstanding.

Flying Eye Books

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone: Illustrated Edition by Jim Kay

A full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation's favourite children's book - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling's timeless classic, Jim Kay's glorious illustrations will captivate fans and new readers alike.

Bloomsbury 

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A Great Big Cuddle by Chris Riddell

A new collection of poems from Michael Rosen that delight with rhythm, noise and energy. This is a book for the very young, but one which their adults will enjoy sharing with them again and again.

Walker Books

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The Journey by Francesca Sanna

With haunting echoes of the current refugee crisis this beautifully illustrated book explores the unimaginable decisions made as a family leave their home and everything they know to escape the turmoil and tragedy brought by war.

Flying Eye Books

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The Marvels by Brian Selznick

The story cleverly combines that of the Marvels - a theatrical dynasty from the 1700s whose grandfather Billy was ship-wrecked - with a more contemporary tale of Joseph who has run away from boarding schools. This is a story of relationships and connections told through the piecing together of different media that embraces pictures, letters, newspaper reporting and story.

Scholastic

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