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


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


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


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


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


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

On Order


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


Way Home / Gregory Rogers

Not in collection


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


Zoo / Anthony Brown

On Order


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


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


War Boy: A Country Childhood / Michael Foreman.

PR6056.O675 Z47 2006


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


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


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


Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady / Juan Wijingaard

Not in collection


Hiawatha's Childhood / Errol Le Cain

Not in collection


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


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


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


Mr. Magnolia / Quentin Blake

Not in collection


The Haunted House / Jan Pienkowski.

Strange happenings occur while visiting a haunted house.

PZ8.9 .P53


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


Dogger / Shirley Hughes

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

PZ7 .H87395 DO 1988


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


Horses in Battle and Mishka / Victor Ambrus

Not in collection


The wind blew / Pat Hutchins

A rhymed tale describing the antics of a capricious wind.

PZ8.3 .H965 WI


Father Christmas/Briggs, Raymond

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

PZ7 .B7646 FAT3


The Woodcutter's Duck / Krystyna Turska

Not in collection


The Kingdom Under the Sea / Jan Pienkowski

Not in collection


Mr. Gumpy's Outing / John Burningham.

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

PZ7 .B936 MI3


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

Not in collection


Dictionary of Chivalry / Pauline Baynes

Not in collection


Charlotte and the Golden Canary / Charles Keeping

Not in collection


The Mother Goose treasury / [illustrated by] Raymond Briggs

PZ8.3 .M85 BQ2


The Three Poor Tailors / Victor Ambrus

Not in collection


Shakespeare's Theatre / C.W. Hodges

Not in collection


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

Not in collection


A.B.C./ Brian Widsmith

Not in collection


Mrs. Cockle's Cat /Antony Maitland

Not in collection


Old Winkle and the Seagulls / Gerald Rose

Not in collection


Kashtanka and A Bundle of Ballads / William Stobbs

Not in collection


Prize withheld as no book considered suitable



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

Not in collection


Tim All Alone / Edward Ardizzone

Not in collection