Honor roll: Kate Greenaway Medal

Each of these books has been nominated for a Kate Greenaway Medal. They are ranked by honors received.

Book:The Wolves in the Walls

The Wolves in the Walls

Neil Gaiman

There are sneaking,
creeping, crumpling
noises coming from
inside the walls.

Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of their house—and, as everybody says, if the wolves come out of the walls, it’s all over. Her family doesn’t believe her. Then one day, the wolves come out.

But it’s not all over. Instead, Lucy’s battle with the wolves is only just beginning.

Book:Farther (Grahame Baker-Smith)

Farther

Grahame Baker-Smith

When a father who dreams of flying goes off to war and does not return, his son decides to make the dream come true. Grahame Baker-Smith’s moving story, with stunning illustrations, shows how, with love and a bit of ambition, you can reach seemingly impossible goals.

Book:Harry & Hopper

Harry & Hopper

Margaret Wild, Freya Blackwood

Harry and his dog Hopper have done everything together ever since Hopper was a jumpy little puppy. But one day the unthinkable happens and Hopper will never be there again. But Harry is not ready to let him go just yet.

Book:Harris Finds His Feet

Harris Finds His Feet

Catherine Rayner

Harris was a very small hare with very big feet. “Why do I have such enormous feet, Grandad?” he sighed. “All hares have big feet, young Harris,” said Grandad.

And so begins a beautiful and remarkable story about a child’s journey to independence. With help from his grandfather, Harris learns how to use his enormous feet to hop high into the sky. He climbs to the tops of mountains and runs really fast until suddenly he is on his own.

Gorgeous and highly imaginative watercolors illustrate how Harris not only learns about the world around him, but also discovers the importance of finding his own feet.

From the author and illustrator of Augustus and His Smile, winner of one of Child Magazine’s Best Children’s Book Awards.

Book:Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears

Emily Gravett

Little Mouse is afraid of almost everything. We learn about all his phobias, from his fear of creepy crawlies to his fear of clocks, dogs, cats and shadows. The only thing that makes him feel better is that human beings actually seem to be afraid of him!

Book:The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon

Mini Grey

Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon, the little dog laughed, to see such fun, and the Dish ran away with the spoon. That's the bit we know - but have you ever wondered what happened next?

Mini Grey, the creator of such favourites as Biscuit Bear and The Pea and the Princess, has this brilliantly funny and wonderfully inventive suggestion, narrated by one of the principal players - the Spoon himself. Part love story, part crime caper, The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon is the rags-to-riches and back again tale of the most dazzling crockery-cutlery duo of all time.

Mini Grey's witty text and exquisite illustrations combine to make this a must-have gem.

Book:Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver

Martin Jenkins, Chris Riddell

First published in 1726, this magnificent edition of Jonathan Swift's classic adventure story contains all four of Gulliver's extraordinary voyages.

Award-winning author Martin Jenkins has skilfully adapted the original novel, remaining true to its tone and humour while making it accessible to younger readers. In this, he is brilliantly assisted by Kate Greenaway Medallist Chris Riddell, who brings to life the people, creatures and kingdoms of Swift's searing imagination in wonderful panoramic detail.

Book:Ella's Big Chance

Ella's Big Chance: A Jazz-Age Cinderella

Shirley Hughes

When the Cinders family is invited to a grand ball given by the Duchess of Arc for her handsome son, Ella's vain stepsisters spend hours getting ready but poor Ella is left behind with only the cat for company. But on this very special evening there is more than a little magic in the air.

Book:Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child

Jethro Byrde, Fairy Child

Bob Graham

Annabelle's dad says she'll never find fairies in cement and weeds. But Annabelle does. She finds a tiny fairy child, Jethro Byrde, and his family, who are on their way to the Fairy Travellers' Picnic. And together, they spend a magical afternoon.

Book:Pirate Diary

Pirate Diary

Richard Platt, Chris Riddell

A rollicking account of pirate life by the creators of the acclaimed Castle Diary.

The twenty-third of September, 1716 I write this on my last day at home. Tomorrow I am to join my Uncle Will aboard his ship and become A Sailor. Will has told me of sea monsters and mermaids and has sailed through a hurricane. Maybe I shall see these things For Myself!

Nine-year-old Jake Carpenter does indeed see all this—and more, when his ship, the Greyhound, is captured by pirates and he embarks on an exciting new life on the wrong side of the law. Follow his adventures in this swashbuckling account of pirate life, by the creators of the acclaimed Castle Diary.

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