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

'Something for all readers': Meet the eight great books on the Carnegie Medal shortlist

Jake Hope introduces us to the eight brilliant books on the 2018 Carnegie Medal shortlist - but which one will triumph?

10 amazing facts about Nadia Shireen – and hear her latest story read by someone special

Want to know more about our new Writer-in-Residence, Nadia Shireen? Well, grab a cuppa and discover the names of all the pets she's owned and why she once danced on stage as a bear. Then we suggest settling down to an online read-along of her latest picture book...

Something Fishy: Get a sneak peek at Polly Dunbar's very grumpy cat

This cat is normally treated to all the fish it could possibly want... so why are its owners suddenly slacking? Get a few hints with our sneak peek gallery.

Fictional mothers that I love

We asked bestselling author Sophie Kinsella - whose new children’s book, Mummy Fairy and Me, illustrated by Marta Kissi, is about a mum with magical powers - to tell us about her favourite mums in children’s books.

A slice of picture-book pizza-eating fun with Jon Burgerman

Everyone loves eating pizza. But not every pizza loves being eaten. In Jon Burgerman's hilarious new picture book, one pesky slice will do anything to avoid getting gobbled. Follow Jon's illustrated guide to his five favourite pizza-eating techniques and get munching those margheritas.

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