Carnegie & Kate Greenaway longlists announced

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February 15th, 2017

The day is finally here when we can announce the Carnegie & Kate Greenaway 2017 longlists! We’re sure that just like us, you’ve been waiting impatiently for the longlists to be revealed. We’re now one step closer to finding out the shortlists and getting started with the Shadowing Scheme.

So, without further ado, here they are!

Carnegie longlist:

Frank Cottrell Boyce: Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth
Zana Fraillon: The Bone Sparrow
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock: The Smell Of Other People’s Houses
Glenda Millard: The Stars at Oktober Bend
Mal Peet: Beck
Philip Reeve: Railhead
Ruta Sepetys: Salt to the Sea
Lauren Wolk: Wolf Hollow
Horatio Clare: Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
Jenny Downham: Unbecoming
Clare Furniss: How Not To Disappear
Nick Lake: Whisper To Me
M.G. Leonard: Beetle Boy
Sara Pennypacker: Pax
Gary D. Schmidt: Orbiting Jupiter
Brian Selznick: The Marvels
Nicky Singer: Island
Mimi Thebo: Dreaming The Bear
Ross Welford: Time Travelling With a Hamster
Jeff Zentner: The Serpent King

Kate Greenaway longlist:

Dieter Braun: Wild Animals of the North
Emily Gravett: Tidy
William Grill: The Wolves of Currumpaw
Jim Kay: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Chris Riddell: A Great Big Cuddle
Francesca Sanna: The Journey
Brian Selznick: The Marvels
Lane Smith: There Is A Tribe Of Kids
Barroux: Alpha
Aaron Becker: Return
Marion Deuchars: Bob the Artist
Jim Field: The Lion Inside
Cathy Fisher: Perfect
James Weston Lewis: The Great Fire of London
Ethan Murrow: The Whale
Levi Pinfold: Greenling
David Roberts: A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting
Sam Usher: Rain
Stephen Walton: Counting Lions
Jo Weaver: Little One

This year’s lists cover a multitude of themes; the Carnegie list in particular is very representative of 2016. You name it – there’s war, refugees, racism, mental health and even environmental issues covered in this gritty longlist. The Carnegie longlist is on the most part not for the fainthearted or younger readers, on the whole, but don’t despair; these books deal with these issues subtly, adeptly and with warmth and empathy, giving readers an insight into other people, places and struggles to help them comprehend the world around them. Peters favourite Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth caters to younger readers, as does Ross Welford’s Time Travelling with a Hamster and Brian Selznick’s Carnegie and Greenaway longlisted title The Marvels.

The Greenaway longlist is, as expected, decidedly less gritty. You’ll find nature, a menagerie of animals, and family in all its forms on the list, with a special mention to Flying Eye publisher for its three longlisted titles! Previous winner William Grill is nominated for The Wolves of Currumpaw, and Carnegie & Greenaway superstar Chris Riddell of course finds himself back on the list with his illustrations for poetry collection A Great Big Cuddle. Graphic novel Alpha and The Journey echo the refugee themes from the Carnegie list, but there’s also comedy in A Beginner’s Guide to Bearspotting and non-fiction in The Great Fire of London.

To make your way through these exciting longlisted titles, you can click here to order the titles in a handy pack with 35% off, free jacketing plus free delivery!

And don’t forget you can still pre-order the shortlisted titles too to ensure you get your books in time to start the Shadowing Scheme on 17th March. Click here to take advantage of 35% off, free jacketing plus free delivery.

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