The Kate Greenaway Medalwas set up in 1956 in honor of the English artists and illustrator, Kate Greenaway. Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)
Judging is done by a panel of 12 children’s librarians from the CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group. Through 2012 there have been 54 Medals given in 57 years (1955-2012). In 1955 and 1958 no eligible book was considered suitable to receive the award! 14 different illustrators have won 2 of the 53 Greenaway Medals. Illustrator Gail Haley won the 1971 Caldecott for A Story a Story and the 1976 Greenaway for The Post Office Cat. The Kate Greenaway award is the United Kingdom’s oldest & most prestigious children’s book award! Given annually it recognizes “distinguished illustration in a book for children.” (Wikipedia) Given by CILIP-the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals.
The Kate Greenaway MedalCriteria • Book must be published originally for young people or children. • First publication must be in the UK. • Text (if any) must be in English or in Dual Language (one must be English). • An illustrator may win more than once. • The book must be of outstanding artistic quality. • There should be a lasting visual impression. • Judges should look at the artistic style, the format, the synergy of illustration & text, the visual experience.
Dogger Voted the all time favorite by the people of the UK In June 2007 Dogger, written & illustrated by Shirley Hughes, was voted the UK’s favorite Greenaway Medal winner of all time. Dogger originally won in 1977.
2009 winner by Catherine Rayner. With the help of his grandfather, Harris learns to use his big feet to hop into the sky. 2007 winner By Lauren Child. A funny picture book about what happened when the dish fell in love with the spoon.
General Information Middle school to adult presentation. References: www.ckg.org.uk http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk www.cilip.org.uk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Greenaway_Medal\ http://childillustration.blogspot.com/2010/06/shirley-hughes-from-dogger-2.html http://www.goodreads.com