Take a peek at the illustrations on the Kate Greenaway shortlist

Published on: 16 March 2017 Author: Sophie Offord

The Kate Greenaway Medal is one of the top prizes in publishing, celebrating the very best in children's book illustration - take a look for yourself in our picture gallery.

This is an exciting year for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal.

Not only is it the 60th anniversary year of the UK's oldest and most prestigious book award - along with its sister Carnegie prize - but Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is on the shortlist again for A Great Big Cuddle.

This means he could win the Kate Greenaway Medal for a record-breaking fourth time. Yes: FOURTH.

All worthy winners

But there are plenty of other brilliant choices among the shortlist, too. In fact, we're only glad that we don't have to make the final decision!

The illustrators vying for the prize are (alphabetically by illustrator surname):

Kate Greenaway 2017 shortlist

Previous winners include Quentin Blake and our Lifetime Achievement Award winners Shirley Hughes and Raymond Briggs.

Check out the illustrations

Below, you can look through some of these illustrators' works - who do you think should win?

Explore the Kate Greenaway 2017 shortlist

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Wild Animals
Wild Animals
Tidy
Tidy
Wolves of Currumpaw
Wolves of Currumpaw
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
A Great Big Cuddle
A Great Big Cuddle
The Journey
The Journey
The Marvels
There Is A Tribe of Kids
There Is A Tribe of Kids
Wild Animals

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Wild Animals

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Tidy

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Tidy

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Wolves of Currumpaw

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Wolves of Currumpaw

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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A Great Big Cuddle

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A Great Big Cuddle

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The Journey

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The Journey

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The Marvels

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There Is A Tribe of Kids

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There Is A Tribe of Kids

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