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Shortlist for prestigious book awards is revealed

Our avid readers are buzzing with excitement about the announcement of the shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards.

Our avid readers are buzzing with excitement about the announcement of the shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway awards.
The awards are highly respected and are the oldest children’s book awards in the UK.
CBA Librarian Amy McKay, who is the awards co-ordinator, said: “They really are superb lists this year. It is very exciting because there is something for everyone.
“Our students have been reading the nominations and they have very clear ideas about what they thought should make it on to the shortlist and what should not.
“It is great that our students are so passionate about books."
This year we are running three different groups that are taking part in the Carnegie Shadowing scheme that involves young people shadowing the judging process for the awards by reading, discussing and reviewing the shortlisted books.
One group will take on a traditional book club form whereas another group will be more activity-based to give students who do not consider themselves to be traditional readers the chance to experience the books.
Students will have the chance to build their own Lie Tree in honour of Frances Hardinge's The Lie Tree, will take part in an exotic fruit tasting afternoon and will have a go at making their own magic carpets.
There will also be a variety of quizzes and competitions and students will attend Corby's annual celebration of the awards.
Students who want to join any of the shadowing groups should see Amy or Assistant Librarian Christina Mangin for further information.
The winners of the awards will be announced on Monday 20th June and one title from each shortlist will also be named the recipient of the Amnesty CILIP Honour, a brand new commendation for a book that illuminates, upholds or celebrates freedoms.
To learn more about the awards click here

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 shortlist

One by Sarah Crossan (Bloomsbury)
The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake (Bloomsbury)
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Walker Books)
Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders (Faber)
The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick (Indigo)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (MiraInk, HarperCollins)
Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine (HarperCollins)

The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 shortlist 

Willy’s Stories illustrated and written by Anthony Browne (Walker Books)
There’s a Bear on My Chair illustrated and written by Ross Collins (Nosy Crow)
Once Upon an Alphabet illustrated and written by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
Sam & Dave Dig a Hole illustrated by Jon Klassen, written by Mac Barnett (Walker Books)
Something About a Bear illustrated and written by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln)
Captain Jack and the Pirates illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, written by Peter Bently (Puffin)
The Sleeper and the Spindle illustrated by Chris Riddell, written by Neil Gaiman (Bloomsbury)
Footpath Flowers illustrated by Sydney Smith, written by JonArno Lawson (Walker Books)