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Anniversary Thought Pieces 2017

Below is a collection of Thought Pieces written by various experts in the field of children’s literature to mark the 80th/60th Anniversary year (2017) for the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals

‘An exceptional status as the backbone of children’s literature.’ 80 Years of the CILIP Carnegie Medal. A personal reflection by Julia Eccleshare

‘Books to Build Boys and Girls.’ A story of gender through the lens of 80 years of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children’s Book Awards. By Michele Gill

‘A short history of human rights and children’s books’: 80 years of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals. By Nicky Parker

‘Whole generations switched on to reading’. By Joy Court

‘Picturebooks with which we have measured out our lives.’ Professor Martin Salisbury and Professor Morag Styles use their specialist knowledge to trawl through 60 years of CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal winners.