Honor roll: Kate Greenaway Medal

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

Book:War Boy

War Boy: A Country Childhood

Michael Foreman

I woke up when the bomb came through the roof. It came through at an angle, overflew my bed by inches, bounced up over my mother's bed, hit the mirror, dropped into the grate and exploded up the chimney.

The Second World War is an exciting time for a young boy growing up in a small town in Suffolk - sometimes far too exciting!

Life during wartime is vividly brought to life in this personal story filled with childhood memories - from hiding in air-raid shelters to playing in the bombed-out ruins and the arrival of American soldiers.

War Boy is a modern classic that combines a touching personal story with factual information and wonderful illustrations.

Book:Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?

Martin Waddell, Barbara Firth

Little Bear can't sleep. He is frightened of the dark, even with the biggest lantern of them all at his bedside. But Big Bear finds an ingenious way to reassure him. So Big Bear takes him out and shows him the moon and the stars - and Little Bear then falls asleep.

Book:Crafty Chameleon

Crafty Chameleon

Mwenye Hadithi, Adrienne Kennaway

Tormented every morning by leopard and bullied by crocodile, the clever little chameleon decides to play a trick on them. He manages to get the better of his two oppressors without them even knowing how he did it! This is the story of why Crafty Chameleon changes colour and hides when he hears you coming.

Book:Snow White in New York

Snow White in New York

Fiona French

Once upon a time in New York there was poor little rich girl called Snow White.

Book:Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady

Selina Hastings, Juan Wijngaard

After a horrible hag saves King Arthur's life by answering a riddle, Sir Gawain agrees to marry her and thus releases her from an evil enchantment.

Book:Hiawatha's Childhood

Hiawatha's Childhood

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Errol Le Cain

A picture book based on the story "Song of Hiawatha".

Book:Gorilla

Gorilla

Anthony Browne

Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo - or for anything else come to that. For her birthday, Hannah asks her father for a gorilla - but is disappointed when she discovers that the gorilla she's got is just a toy one. But then something extraordinary happens...the toy turns into a real gorilla, who puts on her father's hat and coat and takes her off for a magical visit to the zoo. The next morning Hannah's happiness is complete when her father takes her to the zoo, too.

Book:Long Neck and Thunder Foot

Long Neck and Thunder Foot

Helen Piers, Michael Foreman

Long Neck, the dinosaur, thinks he lives alone in the forest with only small animals and birds for company, until one day Thunder Foot appears. Both dinosaurs are terrified, Long Neck of Thunder Foot's noisy, bony scales, and Thunder Foot of Long Neck's thumping tail. Instead of talking it through, like sensible dinosaurs, they run away and think up dire ways of defeating each other. Their traps don't work, however, and in a wonderful denoument, they realize they are frightened of each other - whereupon they become best friends! Funny and satisfying with Foreman's wonderful, glowing illustrations, this is a well-deserved classic.

Book:Sleeping Beauty and Other Favourite Fairy Tales

Sleeping Beauty and Other Favourite Fairy Tales

Angela Carter, Michael Foreman

A sumptuous illustrated selection of thirteen fairy tales, with a moral to each story. Tales include Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, Bluebeard and Cinderella.

Book:The Highwayman

The Highwayman

Alfred Noyes, Charles Keeping

The magic of Alfred Noyes's classic poem is captured in Charles Keeping's illustrations.

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