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Children's Book Awards

Every year in June, young people in Thurrock 'shadow' the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Book Awards - the UK's most prestigious award for children's books - through their libraries and schools.

There are 2 awards:

  • the CILIP Carnegie medal for the most outstanding book written for children and young people, published in the last year
  • the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal for the most outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people, published in the last year

The 2019 winners were:

  • CILIP Carnegie medal – 'The Poet X' by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • CILIP Kate Greenaway medal – 'The Lost Words' illustrated by Jackie Morris and written by Robert Macfarlane

If you are interested in joining the 2020 shadowing event, please speak to your secondary school librarian.

You can order any of the books from our catalogue, when they are available:

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