2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

Publisher’s Weekly has the news of the winners of the British CILIP Medals. Here are the winners and the honor books:

CILIP Carnegie Medal

Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys for Salt to the Sea

 

CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

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Lane Smith for There’s a Tribe of Kids

 

The Bone Sparrow

Amnesty CILIP Carnegie Honour

Zana Fraillon for The Bone Sparrow

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Amnesty CILIP Kate Greenaway Honour 

Francesca Sanna for The Journey

And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner

And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner

And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner, illustrated by Jaime Kim (9780763660710, Amazon)

With summer officially starting this week, the timing for this book could not be better. It’s a celebration of everything that makes summer great. Written in a consistent pattern of statements throughout, the book focuses on moving into summer from school and establishing summer traditions from year to year. There are lemonade stands, cleaning out lockers, green grass, bumblebees, ice cream, games, and even a visit to the lake and camping outside. Come along and enjoy summer in one big gulp!

Brenner truly shows what makes summer fantastic as a child. The focus is on being outside and playing with friends. There are all sorts of activities shown. Brenner also captures the little things that make summer special. There are smells and sounds, things to see and things to eat. It’s a smorgasbord of summer senses. Written with a light playfulness, the strong structure of the prose works well to set up a rhythm which makes it a pleasure to share aloud.

Kim’s illustrations are buoyant and merry. As children head out of school and into the summer, there is feeling of freedom on the page that continues throughout the book. Fireworks splash on the page, parades march, sprinklers spray.

A shining summery picture book, this is just right for celebrating this season with children. Appropriate for ages 3-5.

Reviewed from library copy.