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Award Winning and Notable Children's Books PreK - 8

Award books for early books thru mid grade

About The CILIP Carnegie Medal

The Carnegie Medal was established in 1936 in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie was a self-made industrialist who made his fortune in steel in the USA. His experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that “if ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries.”

First awarded to Arthur Ransome for Pigeon Post, the winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice. Since 2016 the winner of the Carnegie Medal has also been awarded the £5,000 Colin Mears Award.

CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022-2020

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019-2010

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 2009-2000

No award given this year.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1999-1990

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1989-1980

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1979-1970

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1969-1960

No Award given.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1959-1950

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1949-1940

No Award this year.

No Award this year.

The CILIP Carnegie Medal 1939-1936