The longlist for the 2014 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal was announced today.  This UK medal is awarded each year for outstanding illustration in a book for children.  The shortlist will be announced on March 18th and the winner in June. 

Here is the longlist:

Abigail The Crocodile Who Didn't like Water

Abigail by Catherine Rayner

The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water by Gemma Merino

The Dark The Day the Crayons Quit

The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen

The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers

Jemmy Button The Journey Home

Jemmy Button by Alix Barzelay, illustrated by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali

The Journey Home by Frann Preston-Gannon

The Lemur's Tale Mouse Bird Snake Wolf

The Lemur’s Tale by Ophelia Redpath

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean

Mysterious Traveller Oliver

Mysterious Traveller by Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham, illustrated by PJ Lynch

Oliver by Birgitta Sif

One Gorilla: A Counting Book Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite

One Gorilla by Anthony Browne

Open Very Carefully: A Book with Bite! by Nick Bromley, illustrated by Nicola O’Byrne

The Paper Dolls Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde

The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by Rebecca Cobb

Puss Jekyll Cat Hyde by Joyce Dunbar and Jill Barton

Sidney, Stella and the Moon 13531024

Sidney, Stella and the Moon by Emma Yarlett

This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen

Time for Bed, Fred! Too Noisy!

Time for Bed, Fred! by Yasmeen Ismail

Too Noisy! by Malachy Doyle, illustrated by Ed Vere

Weasels 13239082

Weasels by Elys Dolan

Where My Wellies Take Me by Clare and Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill