2019 CILIP Carnegie Longlist

The longlist for the 2019 CILIP Carnegie Longlist has been announced. This and the Kate Greenaway Medal are the two oldest UK book awards for youth. The medals are judged by children’s librarians. Here are the 20 finalists who made the longlist, selected from over 250 books that were nominated:

The Astonishing Color of After Bone Talk

The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

Bone Talk by Candy Gourlay

The Boy At the Back of the Class The Colour of the Sun

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

The Colour of the Sun by David Almond

A Different Boy Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales

A Different Boy by Paul Jennings

Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales by Hilary McKay

The House With Chicken Legs The Land of Neverendings

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders

Long Way Down The Lost Words

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane

Moonrise Mud

Moonrise by Sarah Crossan

Mud by Emily Thomas

My Side of the Diamond Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki (Walker Studio)

My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner

Norse Myths: Tales of Odin, Thor and Loki by Kevin Crossley-Holland

The Poet X Rebound

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

A Skinful of Shadows Station Zero (Railhead, #3)

A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge

Station Zero by Philip Reeve

Things a Bright Girl Can Do The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nichols

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers by Brian Conaghan