Carnegie Medal in Literature

The Carnegie Medal in Literature was established in the UK in 1936 in honour of Scottish philanthropist 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 year before. The Carnegie judging panel consists of 13 children’s librarians from the Youth Libraries Group of Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

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Carnegie Medal in Literature – Winners 1936-2013

(alphabetical listing)

Adams, Richard – Watership Down
Allen, Agnes – The Story of Your Home
Almond, David – Skellig
Armstrong, Richard – Sea Change
B. B. – The Little Grey Men
Barne, Kitty – Visitors from London
Blishen, Edward and Garfield, Leon – The God Beneath the Sea (also listed under ‘Garfield’)
Boston, Lucy M. – A Stranger at Green Knowe
Bowler, Tim – River Boy
Boyce, Frank Cottrell – Millions
Breslin, Theresa – Whispers in the Graveyard
Brooks, Kevin – The Bunker Diary
Burgess, Melvin – Junk
Burton, Hester – Time of Trial
Chambers, Aidan – Postcards from No Man’s Land
Clarke, Pauline – The Twelve and the Genii
Cornwall, Ian Wolfram – The Making of Man
Creech, Sharon – Ruby Holler
Cross, Gillian – Wolf
Crossan, Sarah – One
Crossley-Holland, Kevin – Storm
de la Mare, Walter – Collected Stories for Children
Dickinson, Peter – City of Gold ; Tulku
Doherty, Berlie – Dear Nobody ; Granny Was a Buffer Girl
Donnelly, Jennifer – A Gathering Light
Doorly, Eleanor – The Radium Woman
Dowd, Siobhan – Bog Child
Farjeon, Eleanor – The Little Bookroom
Fine, Anne – Flour Babies ; Goggle-Eyes
Gaiman, Neil – The Graveyard Book
Gardner, Sally – Maggot Moon
Garfield, Leon and Blishen, Edward – The God Beneath the Sea
Garner, Alan – The Owl Service
Garnett, Eve – The Family from One End Street
Goudge, Elizabeth – The Little White Horse
Harnett, Cynthia – The Wool-Pack
Harris, Rosemary – The Moon in the Cloud
Hunter, Molly – The Stronghold
Kemp, Gene – The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler
Landman, Tanya – Buffalo Soldier
Lewis, C.S. – The Last Battle
Linklater, Eric – The Wind on the Moon
Lively, Penelope – The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Mahy, Margaret – The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance ; The Haunting
Mark, Jan – Handles ; Thunder and Lightning
Mayne, William – A Grass Rope
McCaughrean, Geraldine – A Pack of Lies
Naidoo, Beverley – The Other Side of Truth
Ness, Patrick – Monsters of Men, A Monster Calls
Norton, Mary – The Borrowers
Osmond, Edward – A Valley Grows Up
Pearce, Philippa – Tom’s Midnight Garden
Peet, Mal – Tamar
Peyton, K.M. – The Edge of the Cloud
Porter, Sheena – Nordy Bank
Pratchett, Terry – The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
Price, Susan – The Ghost Drum
Pullman, Philip – His Dark Materials: Book 1 Northern Lights
Ransome, Arthur – Pigeon Post
Rees, David – The Exeter Blitz
Reeve, Philip – Here Lies Arthur
Rosoff, Meg – Just in Case
Southall, Ivan – Josh
Streatfeild, Noel – The Circus is Coming
Sutcliff, Rosemary – The Lantern Bearers
Swindells, Robert – Stone Cold
Treadgold, Mary – We Couldn’t Leave Dinah
Turner, Philip – The Grange at High Force
Vipont, Elfrida – The Lark on the Wing
Welch, Ronald – Knight Crusader
Westall, Robert – The Scarecrows ; The Machine Gunners

Carnegie Medal in Literature – Winners 1936-2013

(chronological listing)

1936: Pigeon Post – Arthur Ransome
1937: The Family from One End Street – Eve Garnett
1938: The Circus is Coming – Noel Streatfeild
1939: The Radium Woman – Eleanor Doorly
1940: Visitors from London – Kitty Barne
1941: We Couldn’t Leave Dinah – Mary Treadgold
1942: The Little Grey Men – BB
1943: Prize withheld as no book considered suitable
1944: The Wind on the Moon – Eric Linklater
1945: Prize withheld as no book considered suitable
1946: The Little White Horse – Elizabeth Goudge
1947: Collected Stories for Children – Walter de la Mare
1948: Sea Change – Richard Armstrong
1949: The Story of Your Home – Agnes Allen
1950: The Lark on the Wing – Elfrida Vipont
1951: The Wool-Pack – Cynthia Harnett
1952: The Borrowers – Mary Norton
1953: A Valley Grows Up – Edward Osmond
1954: Knight Crusader – Ronald Welch
1955: The Little Bookroom – Eleanor Farjeon
1956: The Last Battle – C.S. Lewis
1957: A Grass Rope – William Mayne
1958: Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce
1959: The Lantern Bearers – Rosemary Sutcliffe
1960: The Making of Man – Ian Wolfram Cornwall
1961: A Stranger at Green Knowe – Lucy M. Boston
1962: The Twelve and the Genii – Pauline Clarke
1963: Time of Trial – Hester Burton
1964: Nordy Bank – Sheena Porter
1965: The Grange at High Force – Philip Turner
1966: Prize withheld as no book considered suitable
1967: The Owl Service – Alan Garner
1968: The Moon in the Cloud – Rosemary Harris
1969: The Edge of the Cloud – K.M. Peyton
1970: The God Beneath the Sea – Edward Blishen and Leon Garfield
1971: Josh – Ivan Southall
1972: Watership Down – Richard Adams
1973: The Ghost of Thomas Kempe – Penelope Lively
1974: The Stronghold – Mollie Hunter
1975: The Machine Gunners – Robert Westall
1976: Thunder and Lightnings – Jan Mark
1977: The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler – Gene Kemp
1978: The Exeter Blitz – David Rees
1979: Tulku – Peter Dickinson
1980: City of Gold and Other Stories from the Old Testament – Peter Dickinson
1981: The Scarecrows – Robert Westall
1982: The Haunting – Margaret Mahy
1983: Handles – Jan Mark
1984: The Changeover – Margaret Mahy
1985: Storm – Kevin Crossley-Holland
1986: Granny Was a Buffer Girl – Berlie Doherty
1987: The Ghost Drum – Susan Price
1988: A Pack of Lies – Geraldine McCaughrean
1989: Goggle-Eyes – Anne Fine
1990: Wolf – Gillian Cross
1991: Dear Nobody – Berlie Doherty
1992: Flour Babies – Anne Fine
1993: Stone Cold – Robert Swindells
1994: Whispers in the Graveyard – Theresa Breslin
1995: Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
1996: Junk – Melvin Burgess
1997: River Boy – Tim Bowler
1998: Skellig – David Almond
1999: Postcards from No Man’s Land – Aidan Chambers
2000: The Other Side of Truth – Beverly Naidoo
2001: The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents – Terry Pratchett
2002: Ruby Holler – Sharon Creech
2003: A Gathering Light – Jennifer Donnelly
2004: Millions – Frank Cottrell Boyce
2005: Tamar – Mal Peet
2006: The award date is the year of publication before 2006, the year of presentation after 2006.
2007: Just in Case – Meg Rosoff
2008: Here Lies Arthur – Philip Reeve
2009: Bog Child – Siobhan Dowd
2010: The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
2011: Monsters of Men – Patrick Ness
2012: A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
2013: Maggot Moon – Sally Gardner
2014: The Bunker Diary – Kevin Brooks
2015: Buffalo Soldier – Tanya Landman
2016: One – Sarah Crossan

[ all information courtesy of Wikipedia.org ]

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