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The Suitcase has been shortlisted for the 2020 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

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The shortlists for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards have been announced today – and we’re absolutely delighted that The Suitcase, by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest children’s book awards, judged solely by librarians. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people, and the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded for outstanding illustration for children and young people.

It’s an incredible honour to be shortlisted – and we’re so proud that The Suitcase has been recognised!

When a strange-looking animal arrives pulling a big suitcase, the other animals are curious. What on earth could be inside that suitcase? A teacup? Maybe. A table and chair? Perhaps. A whole home and hillside with trees? This stranger must be fibbing! But when the animals break into the suitcase and discover a very special photograph, they begin to understand what the strange creature has been through, and together they create a very special welcome present…

Take a look inside:

Buy the book.

You can watch the trailer below:

And here’s Chris reading the book:

The winners will be announced in June. You can read more about the award and view the shortlist, here.

Congratulations Chris on your continued success with this wonderful, heartwarming picture book!

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