book for the Carnegie Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal.
Both awards are given by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. The Kate Greenaway Medal, which carries a £5,000 prize, was established by The Library Association in 1955 for distinguished illustration in a book for children.
The Carnegie Medal, worth £500, is awarded annually to the writer of an outstanding book for children and was first awarded in 1936 and set up in memory of steel magnate Andrew Carnegie who also funded Walsall Central Library in Lichfield Street. –Staff reporter