CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Awards 2017

On Monday, a handful of Year 8 students had the opportunity to share their thoughts on the eight nominated books that they have been reading from the CILIP Carnegie. They attended Northgate High School in Dereham with students from around the county as part of the Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards. Students sat in teams to discuss their opinions of the books and had a quiz to see how much the students knew about Carnegie and book related knowledge. This year is special, as CILIP Carnegie is celebrating its eightieth year.

The winner of the Carnegie medal was ‘Salt to the Sea’ by Ruta Sepetys. Lane Smith had won the Kate Greenaway medal with ‘There is a Tribe of Kids’. While the winners of the Amnesty CILIP Honours were Zana Fraillon with ‘The Bone Sparrow’ and Francesca Sanna with ‘The Journey’.