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November 7, 2012

Double Carnegie nomination for Gardner

Sally Gardner

| By Charlie Meyrick and Charlotte Williams

Authors including previous winners Anne Fine, Melvin Burgess, Frank Cottrell Boyce and David Almond are on this year’s longlist for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, with author Sally Gardner nominated twice for both Maggot Moon and The Double Shadow.

The CILIP Carnegie Award is awarded by librarians to an outstanding book aimed at children or young people. If Fine’s Trouble in Toadpool (Doubleday Children’s Books) was to scoop the prize, she would become the only author to have won three times.

Announced alongside the Carnegie longlist is CILIP’s Kate Greenaway Medal longlist, with illustrators including previous winners Anthony Browne, Mini Grey, Michael Foreman, Helen Oxenbury and Emily Gravett on the line-up. The prize rewards illustrations in children’s and young people’s books. Gravett is nominated twice on this year’s list, as are Emma Chicester Clarke, Tony Ross, Alex T Smith and Alexis Deacon. Oliver Jeffers is also nominated three times for The Hueys in the New Jumper, Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me (all HarperCollins Children’s Books).

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