Carnegie Medal

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The Carnegie Medal was established in 1937 and is presented annually to an outstanding book published in the United Kingdom. It is presented by the Youth Libraries Group of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. See the Carnegie Medal homepage for more information.

2007 was the 70th anniversary of the Carnegie. There was an anniversary Top Ten online poll to name the Carnegie and Greenaway Award winners of all time. Philip Pullman won the Carnegie of Carnegies for Northern lights (The golden compass), the first book of the His dark materials trilogy, taking 40% of the votes cast in the U.K. and 36% of the votes worldwide. The only serious challenger was Philippa Pearce for Tom’s midnight garden.

2014
Cover of The Bunker DiaryThe bunker diary Kevin Brooks
2013
Maggot moon Sally Gardner
2012
A monster calls Patrick Ness
2011
Monsters of men Patrick Ness
2010
The graveyard book Neil Gaiman
2009
Bog child Siobhan Dowd
2008
Here lies Arthur Philip Reeve
2007
Cover of Just in CaseJust in case Meg Rosoff
2005
(awarded in 2006) Tamar Mal Peet
2004
Millions Frank Cottrell Boyce
2003
A gathering light Jennifer Donnelly
2002
Ruby Holler Sharon Creech
2001
The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents Terry Pratchett
2000
The other side of truth Beverley Naidoo
1999
Postcards from no man’s land Aidan Chambers
1998
Cover: SkelligSkellig David Almond
1997
River boy Tim Bowler
1996
Junk Melvin Burgess
1995
Northern lights Philip Pullman (also published as The golden compass)
1994
Whispers in the graveyard Theresa Breslin
1993
Stone cold Robert Swindells
1992
Flour babies Anne Fine
1991
Cover: Dear NobodyDear nobody Berlie Doherty
1990
Wolf Gillian Cross
1989
Goggle-Eyes Anne Fine
1988
A pack of lies Geraldine McCaughrean
1987
The ghost drum Susan Price
1986
Granny was a buffer girl Berlie Doherty
1985
Storm Kevin Crossley-Holland
1984
Cover: The ChangeoverThe changeover Margaret Mahy
1983
Handles Jan Mark
1982
The haunting Margaret Mahy
1981
The scarecrows Robert Westall
1980
City of gold Peter Dickinson
1979
Tulku Peter Dickinson
1978
The Exeter blitz David Rees
1977
Cover: The Turbulent Term of Tyke TylerThe turbulent term of Tyke Tyler Gene Kemp
1976
Thunder and lightnings Jan Mark
1975
The machine-gunners Robert Westall
1974
The stronghold Mollie Hunter
1973
The ghost of Thomas Kempe Penelope Lively
1972
Watership Down Richard Adams
1971
Cover: Watership Down Josh Ivan Southall
1970
The God beneath the sea Leon Garfield & Edward Blishen
1969
The edge of the cloud K. M. Peyton
1968
The moon in the cloud Rosemary Harris
1967
The owl service Alan Garner
1966
No award
1965
The grange at High Force Philip Turner
1964
Nordy Bank Sheena Porter
1963
Cover: A Stranger at Green Knowe Time of trial Hester Burton
1962
The twelve and the genii Pauline Clarke
1961
A stranger at Green Knowe Lucy Boston
1960
The making of man I. W. Cornwall
1959
The lantern bearers Rosemary Sutcliff
1958
Tom’s midnight garden Philippa Pearce
1957
A grass rope William Mayne
1956
Cover: The Last BattleThe last battle C. S. Lewis
1955
The little bookroom Eleanor Farjeon
1954
Knight crusader Ronald Welch
1953
A valley grows up Edward Osmond
1952
The borrowers Mary Norton
1951
Nicholas and the wool pack Cynthia Harnett
1950
The lark on the wing Elfrida Vipont Foulds
1949
Cover: The Borrowers The story of your home Agnes Allen
1948
Sea change Richard Armstrong
1947
Collected stories for children Walter de la Mare
1946
The little white horse Elizabeth Goudge
1945
No award
1944
The wind on the moon Eric Linklater
1943
No award
1942
The little grey men BB [Denys Watkins Pitchford]
1941
We couldn’t leave Dinah Mary Treadgold
1940
Visitors from London Kitty Barne
1939
Radium woman Eleanor Doorly
1938
The circus is coming Noel Streatfeild
1937
The family from One End Street Eve Garnett
1936
Pigeon post Arthur Ransome