The longlist for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Awards has just been announced – and we’re thrilled that The Suitcase, the beautiful, moving picture book by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, has been longlisted!
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.
And we’re so proud that The Suitcase has been recognised this year!
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 the book:
You can watch the trailer below:
And here’s Chris, reading from the book:
The shortlist will be announced in March, with the winners announced in June. You can read more about the award and view the full longlist, here.
Congratulations Chris and to all those involved!