2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal Longlist

The 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal longlists have been released. The Carnegie is given for the best children’s writing while the Greenaway Medal is for illustration in children’s books. A team of 14 librarians from across the UK selected the longlist titles. Here they are:

2020 Carnegie Medal Longlist

Becoming Dinah

Becoming Dinah by Kit de Waal

The Black Flamingo

The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta, illustrated by Anshika Khullar

The Boxer by Nikesh Shukla

Girl. Boy. Sea.

Girl. Boy. Sea. by Chris Vick

Inkling by Kenneth Oppel

Lampie and the Children of the Sea

Lampie by Annet Schaap

Lark (The Truth of Things Book 4)

Lark by Anthony McGowan

Lenny’s Book of Everything by Karen Foxlee

Louisiana’s Way Home by Kate DiCamillo


Monsters by Sharon Dogar

No Fixed Address by Susin Nielsen

Nowhere on Earth by Nick Lake

On the Come Up by Angie Thomas

Paper Avalanche

Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay

A Pocketful of Stars

A Pocketful of Stars by Aisha Bushby

The Skylarks’ WarLove to Everyone

The Skylark’s War by Hilary McKay (Love to Everyone in the U.S.)

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly


Toffee by Sarah Crossan

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick, illustrated by Alexis Deacon


2020 Kate Greenaway Medel Longlist

And the Ocean Was Our Sky illustrated by Rovina Cai and written by Patrick Ness

Captain Rosalie illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, written by Timothée de Fombelle and translated by Sam Gordon

B is for Baby illustrated by Angela Brooksbank and written by Atinuke

Child of St Kilda written and illustrated by Beth Waters

The Dam illustrated by Levi Pinfold and written by David Almond

Fanatical About Frogs written and illustrated by Owen Davey

The Iron Man

The Iron Man illustrated by Chris Mould and written by Ted Hughes

The King Who Banned the Dark written and illustrated by Emily Haworth-Booth

Little Wise Wolf illustrated by Hanneke Siemensma, written by Gijs Van der Hammen and translated by Laura Watkinson

Lubna and Pebble illustrated by Daniel Egneus and written by Wendy Meddour

Mary and Frankenstein: The true story of Mary Shelley

Mary and Frankenstein illustrated by Júlia Sardà and written by Linda Bailey (Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein in the U.S.)

Planetarium illustrated by Chris Wormell and written by Raman Prinja

Quill Soup illustrated by Dale Blankenaar and written by Alan Durant

The Suitcase written and illustrated by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan

The Undefeated illustrated by Kadir Nelson and written by Kwame Alexander

Voyages in the Underworld of Orpheus Black illustrated by Alexis Deacon and written by Marcus Sedgwick and Julian Sedgwick

When Sadness Comes to Call

When Sadness Comes to Call written and illustrated by Eva Eland

Wisp: A Story of Hope

Wisp: A Story of Hope illustrated by Grahame Baker Smith and written by Zana Fraillon

You’re Snug With Me illustrated by Poonam Mistry and written by Chitra Soundar