(Simon & Schuster), Hustvedt, Siri. Fleishman is in Trouble. (Norton), Machado, Carmen Maria. Feast Your Eyes. (Knopf), Schine, Cathleen. Post navigation ← … Mama’s Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions. The hundreds of shadowing groups in schools and libraries around the country provide that one thing that writers cannot do without: a living, arguing, debating, biscuit-munching population of brilliant readers!”, CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2020: Tales from the Inner City written and illustrated by Shaun Tan (Walker Books). The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present. WINNER OF THE 2020 CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL "A standalone masterpiece" — Julia Hale, Chair of Judges, 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal. The Water Dancer. Australian artist Shaun Tan has become the first person of colour to win the Kate Greenaway medal, while Anthony McGowan has won the Carnegie medal, the UK’s oldest and most prestigious awards for children’s books. ‘Part of a larger conversation’ … an illustration from Tales from the Inner City. Tales from the Inner City wins illustration prize, while Anthony McGowan takes the Carnegie medal for his novel Lark, Last modified on Wed 17 Jun 2020 15.02 EDT. Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee. (Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC). I am especially thrilled to receive the Kate Greenaway Medal in the fine company of so many brilliant artists and authors, many of whom inspired my own love of illustrated stories as a young West Australian scribbler.”. (Harper), Broom, Sarah M. The Yellow House. (lfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC), Ta-Nehisi CoatesThe Water Dancer She added: “Never have the bonds between us and the beautiful creatures we share the Earth with been so exquisitely rendered.”. The Carnegie judges praised Lark’s “clear, simple storytelling; combining authentic characters and realistic situations in pared-down prose with blunt humour, genuine tension and moments of pure poetry as fleeting and transcendent as birdsong.”, “It is incredible that such a rich reading experience is in no way impeded by its short and accessible form, indeed it is a strength,” said Hale of the novel, which is published by dyslexia-friendly small press Barrington Stoke. (Grove), Cep, Casey. The Carnegie Medal is given throughout the U.S. and Canada to those who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. (Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.), Valeria LuiselliLost Children Archive (Simon & Schuster), Aronson, Louise. Losing Earth: A Recent History. It is also a magnificent way of connecting with readers. (Knopf), Parker, Michael. (Ballantine/ One World), Danticat, Edwidge. Tan, who is of Australian, Chinese and Malay heritage, was chosen as winner by a panel of children’s librarians for his book Tales from the Inner City, an illustrated collection of short stories exploring the troubled relationship between humans and animals in a dreamlike city setting. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. (Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC), Brodesser-Akner, Taffy. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. Myla GoldbergFeast Your Eyes The best books provide adventure, solace, inspiration, comfort, escape, rich experiences and sheer enjoyment; they are a port in a storm, a reflective mirror and an entry to new worlds. Throughout the book, Tan reminds readers that we are all interconnected with nature. (Doubleday), Macfarlane, Robert. A lot has changed since they were little and Nicky's not so sure he's ready to see her again. Prairie Fever. (Knopf), Ellmann, Lucy. Silver, Sword & Stone: Three Crucibles of the Latin American Story. Winner’s Speech: Anthony McGowan on winning the Carnegie. Posted on 24th June 2020 by Barrington Stoke Team. The author, who has been in the running for the Carnegie in the past, said that every children’s writer dreamed of winning the medal, with its roll call of former winners and the rigour of the librarian jury’s selection process making it “the greatest book prize in the world”. Ducks, Newburyport. Participating children read the books shortlisted for the CKG Awards, discuss with each other which they think is the best, post reviews and vote for their favourite books before the official winners are announced. Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020: Lark by Anthony McGowan (Barrington Stoke). (Simon & Schuster), Jones, Brian Jay. Organisers said that by showing children a range of perspectives and lived experiences through relatable stories, this year’s winners reflect the awards’ mission “to celebrate and represent a diverse range of experiences”. McGowan said that on one level, Lark was a “simple adventure story” in which two brothers’ fun day out “turns into a desperate struggle for survival”. In the Country of Women. On Wednesday night, Tan was announced as the winner of the Kate Greenaway medal for illustrated children’s books, which was established in 1956 and has been won in the past by some of the biggest names in the genre, including Edward Ardizzone, Helen Oxenbury and Raymond Briggs. The Nickel Boys. (Abrams), Rich, Nathaniel. Janis: Her Life and Music. (Simon & Schuster). As part of the Shadowing Scheme ALCS and CILIP have launched the 2020 ALCS Carnegie and Kate Greenaway (CKG) writing competition. The winners will each receive £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice, a specially commissioned golden medal and a £5,000 Colin Mears Award cash prize. The Ice at the End of the World: Greenland’s Secret Past and Earth’s Perilous Future. (Penguin Press), Arana, Marie. Read more about the CKG Awards winners here. (Pantheon Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC), David Treuer The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life. Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning. Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination. (Crown/Tim Duggan), 225 N Michigan Ave, Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60601 | 1.800.545.2433, Mama’s Last Hug: Animal and Human Emotions. The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. (Algonquin), Phillips, Julia. But most of all we want once again to thank Anthony McGowan, winner of the Carnegie Medal 2020, for sharing his superlative talent with us. But on another level, he said, “the book is about the unshakable love between two brothers, one of them with special needs, after enduring family breakup, poverty, bullying and cruelty”. The Uninhabitable Earth: Life after Warming. This year’s competition asks entrants to write about spending a day with their favourite character – more details on how to enter can be found here. Congratulations, Tony! Underland: A Deep Time Journey. For more information and to purchase these titles, click on the images below: This entry was posted in Announcements, Books, News. Intense and timely, Valeria Luiselli’s novel tracks husband-and-wife audio documentarians as they travel cross-country with their two children and deep into the painful history of the Apache people and the present immigration crisis on the Southwest border,  while freshly exploring themes of conquest and remembrance, and powerfully conveying the beauty of the haunted landscape.