Amnesty CILIP Honour

We have been working in partnership with CILIP from 2016 – 2018, awarding the Amnesty CILIP Honour commendation to one book from each of the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlists.

2019 is the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to mark the anniversary CILIP have launched the Shadowers’ Choice Award, this new award upholds children’s right to a voice.

From 2019 we will no longer award the Honour commendation, instead we will focus on strengthening our educational resources on shortlisted authors and illustrators for classrooms, libraries, Shadowers and group leaders.

The Story Explorer resources for all shortlisted books in 2016, 2017 and 2018 are still free to download and you can order posters and bookmarks by emailing