Greenaway Medal: see the outstanding children's illustrations in the running for 2018

Published on: 15 March 2018

Every year, the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal awards the most distinguished illustration in books for children – and there have been some incredible winners over the years. Take a look at who's on the shortlist this year in our exclusive new gallery.

Since 1955, the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarding the very best in children's illustration.

Past winners include the mighty Levi Pinfold, Raymond Briggs, Shirley Hughes, and former Children's Laureates Quentin Blake, Anthony Browne and Chris Riddell.

Now we FINALLY have our hands on this year's shortlist. How many have you read?

  • King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)
  • Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)
  • A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books)
  • The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)
  • Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)
  • Thornhill illustrated and written by Pam Smy (David Fickling Books)
  • Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)

Well, don't just take our word for it – check out the gallery below to see some of these incredible illustrations (and tell us who gets your vote @Booktrust on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram).

We can't wait to find out who wins, this June...

Greenaway Medal shortlist 2018

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King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)
King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)
King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)
Laura Carlin
Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)
Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)
Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)
Debi Gliori
A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books)
A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books)
A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books)
Petr Horacek
The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)
The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)
The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)
Levi Pinfold
Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)
Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)
Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)
Sydney Smith
Thornhill illustrated and written by Pam Smy (David Fickling Books)
Pam Smy
Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)
Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)
Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)
Britta Teckentrup
King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)

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King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)

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King of the Sky illustrated by Laura Carlin (Walker Books)

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Laura Carlin

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Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)

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Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)

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Night Shift illustrated and written by Debi Gliori (Hot Key Books)

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Debi Gliori

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A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books)

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A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books)

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A First Book of Animals illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books)

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Petr Horacek

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The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)

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The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)

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The Song from Somewhere Else illustrated by Levi Pinfold (Bloomsbury)

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Levi Pinfold

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Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)

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Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)

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Town is by the Sea illustrated by Sydney Smith (Walker Books)

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Sydney Smith

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Thornhill illustrated and written by Pam Smy (David Fickling Books)

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Pam Smy

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Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)

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Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)

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Under the Same Sky illustrated and written by Britta Teckentrup (Little Tiger)

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Britta Teckentrup

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