I was so excited to find out that “Is Daddy Coming Back in a Minute?” has been nominated for two of the most prestigious prizes in writing and illustrating for children. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded annually by children’s librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people while the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.
Often described by authors and illustrators as the “one they want to win”, the CILIP Carnegie & Kate Greenaway children’s book awards are the gold standard in literature and illustration for children and young people. Previous winners of the CILIP Carnegie Medal include Sally Gardener, Patrick Ness, Terry Pratchett, and Philip Pullman and C.S. Lewis whilst previous winners of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal include Levi Pinfold, Raymond Briggs, Shirley Hughes and Quentin Blake.
Please all keep your fingers crossed for the following key dates:
Longlist announcement: Tuesday 04 February 2014
Shortlist announcement: Tuesday 18 March 2014
Winners announcement: June 2014 (Date TBC)
Just getting a nomination though is amazing, and I can’t thank you enough. It really means the world to me. Thank you!!! :o) xxx
Find out more under: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/pressdesk/press.php?release=pres_2014_nom_announce_carnegie.html