Carnegie Medal

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The Carnegie Medal in Literature was established in the UK in 1936 in honour of Andrew Carnegie. It is awarded to an outstanding book for children and young adult readers. Nominated books must be written in English and should first have been published in the UK during the previous year. The Carnegie judging panel consists of 13 children's librarians from the Youth Libraries Group of CILIP, and is thus similar to the American Newbery medal. CILIP also recognizes excellence in illustration, with the Kate Greenaway Medal, which is similar to the American Caldecott medal.

The award is announced in the July following the year of publication. The winner receives a golden medal and 500 worth of books to donate to a public or school library.

The original rules stated that an author could only win the Medal once. This rule was later changed to enable subsequent work by the same author to be included for consideration.

List of winners

(note that years refer to the publication date of the books - the medal was awarded the following year)

See also

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