CILIP Carnegie 2017


 Our  #CKG17 book adventures start here....
(we're just covering the Carnegie medal and not Kate Greenaway) 

The main criteria:
·      “an outstanding book written in English for children and young people”

·      Plus, the Amnesty CILIP Honour is in its 2nd year: from the Carnegie shortlist, the book “that most distinctively illuminates, upholds or celebrates our personal freedoms”. The panel is convened by Amnesty International

Previous adventures:

CKG14 - plus the Advent Calendar microsite


Carnegie 2017

Nominations list announced - 114 books for the Carnegie medal for its 80th anniversary. That's whopping! M's set herself the challenge of predicting a shortlist and has decided to have a bit of a party along the way. Prizes and parties and books. Go!

Longlist announced - 20 books and my thoughts on the broad mix.

Reviews (nominations by title)

Alpha - Bessora & Barroux
Beautiful Broken Things - Sara Barnard
The Bone Sparrow - Zana Fraillon
A Boy Called Christmas - Matt Haig & Chris Mould
Dreaming the Bear - Mimi Thebo
Goodbye Stranger - Rebecca Stead
Highly Illogical Behaviour - John Corey Whaley
London Belongs To Us - Sarra Manning
The Many Worlds of Albie Bright - Christopher Edge
More of Me - Kathryn Evans
Paper Butterflies - Lisa Heathfield
The Serpent King - Jeff Zentner
The Smell of Other People's Houses - Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Sophie Someone - Hayley Long
The Stars at Oktober Bend - Glenda Millard
Sweet Pizza - GR Gemin
The Wolves of Currumpaw - William Grill


Other stuff
My selective reading of the nominations
Video: Nominations (2):

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