The Kate Greenaway Medal shortlist for 2012 has been announced.  The UK medal is awarded annually for outstanding illustration in books for children and young people.

Here are the titles:


Can We Save the Tiger? by Vicky White

The Gift by Rob Ryan, text by Carol Anne Duffy

A Monster Calls by Jim Kay, text by Patrick Ness


Puffin Peter by Petr Horáček

Slog’s Dad by Dave McKean, text by David Almond

Solomon Crocodile by Catherine Rayner


There Are No Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz

Wolf Won’t Bite by Emily Gravett