2021 CILIP Carnegie & Greenaway Longlists

The longlists for the 2021 CILIP Carnegie and Greenaway Awards have been announced. The Carnegie Medal is the UK’s oldest book award. Judged by children’s librarians, the award recognizes “outstanding achievement in children’s writing.” The longlist for the Kate Greenaway medal was also announced, an award that recognizes the best illustrations in a book for children. Here are the longlisted titles:


After the War: From Auschwitz to Ambleside

After the War by Tom Palmer

And The Stars Were Burning Brightly (And The Stars Were Burning Brightly, #1)

And the Stars Were Burning Brightly by Danielle Jawando

Beverly, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo

Burn by Patrick Ness

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Deathless Girls

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Furious Thing by Jenny Downham

The Girl Who Became a Tree by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner

The Girl Who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

In the Key of Code by Aimee Lucido (American title is slightly different)

Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds

On Midnight Beach

On Midnight Beach by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Run, Rebel

Run, Rebel by Manjeet Mann

The Short Knife

The Short Knife by Elen Caldecott

Somebody Give This Heart a Pen by Sophia Thakur

The Space We’re In by Katya Balen, illustrated by Laura Carlin


Arlo the Lion Who Couldn’t Sleep by Catherine Rayner

The Bird Within Me

The Bird Within Me, illustrated by Sara Lundberg and translated by BJ Epstein

The Child of Dreams

The Child of Dreams, illustrated by Richard Jones, written by Irena Brignull

Dandelion’s Dream by Yoko Tanaka

The Fate of Fausto by Oliver Jeffers

The Girl Who Became a Tree. illustrated by Kate Milner. written by Joseph Coelho

Hidden Planet by Ben Rothery

Hike by Pete Oswald

How the Stars Came To Be

How the Stars Came to Be by Poonam Mistry

I Go Quiet by David Ouimet

It's a no-money day

It’s a No-Money Day by Kate Milner

Just Because, illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault, written by Mac Barnett

Lights on Wonder Rock

Lights on Cotton Rock by David Litchfield (American title is slightly different)

The Misadventures of Frederick

The Misadventures of Frederick, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark, written by Ben Manley

My Nana’s Garden, illustrated by Jessica Courtney-Tickle, written by Dawn Casey

Small in the City by Sydney Smith


Starbird by Sharon King-Chai

Tibble and Grandpa

Tibble and Grandpa, illustrated by Daniel Egneus, written by Wendy Meddour

Where Happiness Begins by Eva Eland

The Wind in the Wall

The Wind in the Wall, illustrated by Rovena Cai, written by Sally Gardner