• David Almond

    David Almond is the acclaimed author of Skellig, winner of the Whitbread Children's Award and the Carnegie Medal; Kit's Wilderness, winner of the Smarties Award Silver Medal, Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal, and shortlisted for the Guardian Award;

  • Petr Horacek

    Petr Horacek is a Czech born illustrator who studied for six years at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague before become a graphic designer, painter and author-illustrator.

  • Martin Jenkins

    Martin Jenkins was born in Surrey in 1959 but grew up in Spain, Ireland and Kent and he attended Cambridge University.

  • Jim Kay

    Jim Kay studied illustration and then went on to work in the archives of the Tate gallery and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, two experiences that heavily influence his work.

  • Patrick Ness

    Patrick Ness was born on an army base called Fort Belvoir, near Alexandria, Virginia, in the United States where his father was a drill sergeant in the US Army.

  • Viviane Schwarz

    Viviane Schwarz is the author-illustrator of the highly acclaimed picture books There Are Cats in this Book and There Are No Cats in this Book, both of which were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal (2009, 2012).

  • Vicky White

    Vicky White worked as a zookeeper looking after the great apes at Cheshire Zoo -- where she couldn’t keep from drawing them! Vicky’s other passion is art and this led her to complete an MA in natural history illustration from London’s Royal College

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals short list

Walker Books is proud to announce:

An amazing FIVE books shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay

Puffin Peter by Petr Horacek

Slog’s Dad by David Almond, illustrated by Dave McKean

There are NO Cats in This Book by Viviane Schwarz

Can We Save the Tiger? By Martin Jenkins. illustrated by Vicky White


A librarian favourite for young people shortlisted in the prestigious Carnegie Award:

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, Illustrated by Jim Kay

It is with great pleasure that Walker Books congratulates author Patrick Ness and illustrator Jim Kay who have been short-listed for both the 2012 Kate Greenaway Medal and the Carnegie Award for A Monster Calls. Walker Books is also thrilled to congratulate all of our authors and illustrators listed above who have been short-listed for the prestigious 2012 Kate Greenway Medal.

The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people. The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. Visit the website for more information including book synopses, judges’ comments, full press releases and author and illustrator biographies.

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