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Children's Literature Guide: Kate Greenaway Medal Award Winners

Guide for children's literature awards winners

About the Award

The Kate Greenaway Medal, established in 1956 in honor of the children's book illustrator Kate Greenaway, is an annual award that is presented to an illustrator of children's literature in the UK who exhibits outstanding work. The winner of the award receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to the library of their choice.

A listing of the Kate Greenaway Medal winners housed in the Curriculum Materials/Media Center is below. These books are organized according to the Library of Congress system of classification.

Award Winners

Award Date Title/ Author and Illustrator Call Number


Farther / Baker-Smith, Grahame.

PZ7 .B1782 FAR 2010


Harry & Hopper / Wild, Margaret.

One day when Harry comes home from school, his faithful companion Hopper isn't there to greet him, in a touching story about the process of healing after losing a beloved pet.

PZ7 .W64574 HAR 2011


Harris finds his feet / Catherine Rayner.

Harris, a very small hare with very big feet, has an elderly Grandad who teaches him the many uses of big, strong feet and other important life lessons.

PZ7 .R2297 HAR 2008


Little Mouse's big book of fears / Emily Gravett.

Little Mouse draws pictures of some of the many things he is afraid of, including creepy crawlies, sharp knives, and having accidents, and provides the correct scientific name for each of his fears.

PZ7.G77577 EM 2008


The adventures of the dish and the spoon / Mini Grey

Having run away together, the Dish and the Spoon from the nursery rhyme "The Cat and the Fiddle" become vaudeville stars before turning to a life of crime.

PZ7 .G873 AD 2006


Wolves / Emily Gravett

PZ7 .G72 WO 2005


Jonathan Swift's Gulliver / retold by Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Chris Riddell

The voyages of an eighteenth-century Englishman carry him to such strange places as Lilliput, where people are six inches tall, and Brobdingnag, a land peopled by giants.

PZ7.J41733 GU 2004


Ella's big chance : a Jazz-Age Cinderella / written and illustrated by Shirley Hughes

In this version of the Cinderella tale set in the 1920s, Ella has two men courting her--the handsome Duke of Arc and Buttons the delivery boy.

PZ8.H873 EL 2004


Jethro Byrd, fairy child / Bob Graham

Annabelle finds a family of fairies in the cement and weeds, and they sing and dance for her when she gives them tea.

PZ7.G7516665 JE 2002


Pirate diary : the journal of Jake Carpenter / Richard Platt ; illustrated by Chris Riddell

PZ7.P71295 PI 2001


I will never not ever eat a tomato / Lauren Child

A fussy eater decides to sample the carrots after her brother convinces her that they are really orange twiglets from Jupiter.

PZ7.C4383 IL 2000