The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. Often described by authors and illustrators as 'the one they want to win' - they are the gold standard in children's literature.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people.
The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal
is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
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Our successful Shadowing scheme engages thousands of children and young people in reading the books on the shortlist every year. Find out more by visiting the Shadowing Site and read a recent research report highlighting value and the impact of the scheme.

Awarded annually by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

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