The Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal are children's book awards presented by the CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in the United Kingdom. Shortlists and winners are selected by librarians who serve young readers.
To be eligible for the 2016 Awards titles must have been first published in the UK between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015. Books first published in another country must have been co-published in the UK within three months of the original publication date.
The winning titles will be announced at an awards ceremony in June on their website here.
This year, there are no Canadian authors' books on the shortlist for the 2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal for the writer of an outstanding book for children.
However, among the eight nominated illustrators shortlisted for the 2016 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, two feature Canadian illustrators, Jon Klassen and Sydney Smith, whose books covers I've provided here.
Here is the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Shortlist for 2016
Anthony Browne (author/illustrator)
Ross Collins (author/illustrator)
Bear on My Chair
Oliver Jeffers (author/illustrator)
Once Upon an Alphabet
Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
Mac Barnett (text)
Jackie Morris (author/illustrator)
Something About a Bear
Helen Oxenbury (illustrator)
Captain Jack and the Pirates
Chris Riddell (illustrator)
The Sleeper and the Spindle
JonArno Lawson (text)
Walker Books/Groundwood Books