The winners of the 2013 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals have been announced! The Carnegie Medal was won by Sally Gardner with her book Maggot Moon, and Levi Pinfold took the Kate Greenaway Medal with Black Dog.
From the CILIP website:
Both winning books are tales of triumph over terror. In Gardner’s Maggot Moon, the unlikely young hero Standish who, like his creator, is dyslexic, stands up to a sinister dictatorship whilst friends and family around him ‘disappear’. Pinfold’s Black Dog sees a little girl called Small Hope facing fear head-on in the form of a monstrous giant black dog. Both Gardner and Pinfold are entering the children’s books hall of fame as first-time winners of the coveted golden medals. They each receive £500 worth of books to donate to their local library. Pinfold is also awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize.
At the ceremony Gardner, who perceives her dyslexia as a gift, spoke up for children for whom reading and writing does not come easily, and the librarians and teachers that help them. She also criticised Michael Gove’s new curriculum.
We have Maggot Moon at shelfmark 823 GAR(MAG). We have placed an order for Black Dog so that should be here shortly.
The Carnegie Medal shortlist:
- The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
- A Greyhound of a Girl by Roddy Doyle – 823 DOY(GRE)
- Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner – 823 GAR(MAG)
- In Darkness by Nick Lake
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio – 813 PAL(WON)
- Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick – 823 SED(MID)
- A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton – 823 SHE(BOY)
- Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – 813 WEI(COD)
The Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist:
- Lunchtime by Rebecca Cobb – 823 COB(LUN)
- Again! by Emily Gravett – 823 GRA(AGA)
- Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton
- I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen – 813 KLA(IWA)
- Pirates ‘n’ Pistols by Chris Mould
- King Jack and the Dragon by Helen Oxenbury (illustrator) and Peter Bently (author) – 823 BEN(KIN)
- Black Dog by Levi Pinfold – on order
- Just Ducks! by Salvatore Rubbino (illustrator) and Nicola Davies (author)
Are you pleased with the results? Which were your favourites from the shortlists?