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Carnegie Medal

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 CILIP. Nominated books are also read by students from many schools who send feedback to the judging panel. CILIP also recognizes excellence in illustration, with the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The award is announced in the July following the year of publication. The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a public or school library.

The original rules stated that an author could only win the Medal once. This rule was later changed to enable subsequent work by the same author to be included for consideration.

List of winners

Note: Since 2007 the year relates to when the medal was awarded. Previously the year refers to the publication date of the books.

Shortlists

Note: Since 2007 the year relates to when the medal was awarded. Previously the year refers to the publication date of the books.

Nominations

Note: Since 2007 the year relates to when the medal was awarded. Previously the year refers to the publication date of the books.

70th Anniversary Carnegie of Carnegies (2007)

For the 70th Anniversary of the Carnegie Medal CILIP ran an online poll to find the nation's favourite Carnegie Medal winning book of all time. The poll was launched on 20 April, and the winner - Philip Pullman's Northern Lights - was announced on 21 June at the British Library.

The shortlist of ten medal winning novels was as follows (the bracketed date refers to the year of first publication):

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