Kate Greenaway Medal Award Winners, 1956- Present

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 Date Title/ Author and Illustrator Call Number

2011

Farther / Baker-Smith, Grahame.

PZ7 .B1782 FAR 2010

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

2009

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

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

2007

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

2005

Wolves / Emily Gravett

PZ7 .G72 WO 2005

2004

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

2003

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

2002

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

2001

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

PZ7.P71295 PI 2001

2000

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

1999

Alice's adventures in Wonderland / Lewis Carroll ; illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and discovers a world of nonsensical and amusing characters.

PZ7.C234937 AL 1999

1998

Pumpkin soup / Helen Cooper

The Cat and the Squirrel come to blows with the Duck in arguing about who will perform what duty in preparing their pumpkin soup, and they almost lose the Duck's friendship when he decides to leave them.

PZ7.C78555 PU 1999

1997

When Jessie came across the sea / Amy Hest ; illustrated by P.J. Lynch

A thirteen-year-old Jewish orphan reluctantly leaves her grandmother and immigrates to New York City, where she works for three years sewing lace and earning money to bring Grandmother to the United States, too.

PZ7 .H4375 WF 1997

1996

The Baby Who Wouldn't Go to Bed / Helen Cooper

On Order

1995

The Christmas miracle of Jonathan Toomey / Susan Wojciechowski ; illustrated by P.J. Lynch

The widow McDowell and her seven-year-old son Thomas ask the gruff Jonathan Toomey, the best wood-carver in the valley, to carve the figures for a Christmas creche.

PZ7 .W8183 CH 1995

1994

Way Home / Gregory Rogers

Not in collection

1993

Black ships before Troy : the story of the Iliad / Rosemary Sutcliff ; illustrated by Alan Lee

Retells the story of the Trojan War, from the quarrel for the golden apple, and the flight of Helen with Paris, to the destruction of Troy.

BL793.T7 S88 1993

1992

Zoo / Anthony Brown

On Order

1991

The Jolly Christmas Postman / Janet Ahlberg.

A Jolly Postman delivers Christmas cards to several famous fairy-tale characters such as the Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and the Three Bears. Each card may be removed from its envelope page and read separately.

PZ8.3 .A278 JN 1991

1990

The whales' song / by Dyan Sheldon ; paintings by Gary Blythe

Enthralled by her grandmother's story of seeing and hearing whales singing in the sea long ago, Lilly hopes to see them herself and to hear their mysterious songs.

PZ 7 .S54144 WH 1991

1989

War Boy: A Country Childhood / Michael Foreman.

PR6056.O675 Z47 2006

1988

Can't You Sleep Little Bear? / Barbara Firth.

When bedtime comes Little Bear is afraid of the dark, until Big Bear brings him lights and love.

PZ7 .W1137 CAN 1999

1987

Crafty Chameleon / Adrienne Kenneway.

A chameleon bedeviled by a leopard and a crocodile uses his wits to get them to leave him alone.

PZ7 .M975 CR 2004

1986

Snow White in New York / Fiona French

A modern version of the classic fairy tale. Snow White lives in New York and is a singer with seven jazzmen.

PZ8.3.F907 SN 1995

1985

Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady / Juan Wijingaard

Not in collection

1984

Hiawatha's Childhood / Errol Le Cain

Not in collection

1983

Gorilla / Anthony Browne

Neglected by her busy father, a lonely young girl receives a toy gorilla for her birthday and together they take a miraculous trip to the zoo.

PZ7 .B81984 GO 1983

1982

Sleeping beauty & other favourite fairy tales / chosen and translated by Angela Carter ; illustrated by Michael Foreman

The sleeping beauty in the wood -- Little Red Riding Hood -- Puss in boots -- Bluebeard -- The foolish wishes -- Beauty and the beast -- The fairies -- Hop o'my thumb -- Donkey-skin -- Ricky with the tuft -- Cinderella Sweetheart.

PZ8 .S383 1984

1981

The highwayman / by Alfred Noyes ; illustrated by Charles Mikolaycak

Returning by moonlight to the inn where his true love, the landlord's daughter, awaits him, the highwayman is unaware that the king's soldiers also lie in wait for him, concealed in the girl's bedroom.

PR6027 .08 H5 1983

1980

Mr. Magnolia / Quentin Blake

Not in collection

1979

The Haunted House / Jan Pienkowski.

Strange happenings occur while visiting a haunted house.

PZ8.9 .P53

1978

Each peach pear plum : an "I spy" story / Janet and Allan Ahlberg

Rhymed text and illustrations invite the reader to play "I Spy" with a variety of Mother Goose and other folklore characters.

PZ8.3 .A278 EAC 1979

1977

Dogger / Shirley Hughes

A youngster is upset by the loss of his favorite stuffed dog.

PZ7 .H87395 DO 1988

1976

The post office cat / written and illustrated by Gail E. Haley

Searching for a home, Clarence the cat arrives at the local post office at an opportune time.

PZ7 .H1383 PO

1975

Horses in Battle and Mishka / Victor Ambrus

Not in collection

1974

The wind blew / Pat Hutchins

A rhymed tale describing the antics of a capricious wind.

PZ8.3 .H965 WI

1973

Father Christmas/Briggs, Raymond

Pictures and brief text follow a rather disgruntled Santa Claus on his annual rounds.

PZ7 .B7646 FAT3

1972

The Woodcutter's Duck / Krystyna Turska

Not in collection

1971

The Kingdom Under the Sea / Jan Pienkowski

Not in collection

1970

Mr. Gumpy's Outing / John Burningham.

Mr. Gumpy accepts more and more riders on his boat until the inevitable occurs.

PZ7 .B936 MI3

1969

The Quangle Wangle's Hat and the Dragon of an Ordinary Family / Helen Oxenbury

Not in collection

1968

Dictionary of Chivalry / Pauline Baynes

Not in collection

1967

Charlotte and the Golden Canary / Charles Keeping

Not in collection

1966

The Mother Goose treasury / [illustrated by] Raymond Briggs

PZ8.3 .M85 BQ2

1965

The Three Poor Tailors / Victor Ambrus

Not in collection

1964

Shakespeare's Theatre / C.W. Hodges

Not in collection

1963

Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers / John Burningham

Not in collection

1962

A.B.C./ Brian Widsmith

Not in collection

1961

Mrs. Cockle's Cat /Antony Maitland

Not in collection

1960

Old Winkle and the Seagulls / Gerald Rose

Not in collection

1959

Kashtanka and A Bundle of Ballads / William Stobbs

Not in collection

1958

Prize withheld as no book considered suitable

 

1957

Mrs. Easter and the Storks / V.H. Drummond

Not in collection

1956

Tim All Alone / Edward Ardizzone

Not in collection