The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards

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The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards


The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK’s oldest and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people. This year's winners are: 

Lark, by Anthony McGowan

In this final instalment of the tales about Nicky and Kenny, the brothers are waiting for a visit from their estranged mum.  As tension mounts, they decide to go for a walk on the moors with their dog, Tina.  They think it will be a “lark” but the weather changes and they get caught in a blizzard……

Borrow from the e-library

Tales From The Inner City, by Shaun Tan

What would happen if bears sued humanity and fish left the sea? Tales From the Inner City is an illustrated collection of short stories exploring the troubled relationship between humans and animals in a dreamlike city setting.

Shaun Tan is the first BAME author to win the Kate Greenaway medal in the prize's 64 year history. 

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Reading for Children and Teens

Explore these titles from our e-library celebrating black authors, stories and characters - something for all ages.

Children's Book Covers

Black Lives Matter - Essential Reading

Hear from some of leading literary voices in Black Lives Matter movement. Available from our e-library. 

Black Lives Matter book jackets

Willesden Gallery Instagram Takeover

Montage of three featured artists work

During lockdown, Willesden Gallery at The Library at Willesden Green has been hosting an #instagramtakeover offering artists the opportunity to share their artwork on its @willesden_gallery Instagram platform. If you're an artist interested in showing your work, contact our curator for more information.

Don't forget to follow @willesden_gallery on Instagram. 

Works from L to R: Untitled dancer, Kerry Slack. Hairdressers, Loulou. Untitled, Lucia Domenici.

Read with Pride - Other Worlds

Cover of The Color of Love

All this month  - celebrate Pride with a collection of titles from our e-library - this week's theme is Other Worlds - LGBT+ Sci-Fi and Graphic Novels

Free Zoom Children's Art Workshop!

J&R arthouse zoom workshop flyer

Brent Museum and Archives are teaming up with two local 11-year-olds, Jerry and Reece, who have been running a series of virtual art workshops for children during lockdown, under the name J&R Art House. 

To mark Kids’ In Museums Digital Takeover Day join in with this fab workshop for kids aged 7-11, and for this extra special session you'll have the chance to draw with Brent artist Louis Wain, who specialised in cat pictures!

Join the Zoom session on 4 July, 11.30am-12.30pm:

ZOOM ID: 858-6011-3853

PASSWORD: 354182

Collecting Brent

Rainbow and sunshine child's drawing

Young artists Jerry and Reece got in touch with Brent Museum and Archives for the Collecting Brent project, where local people can send in items that relate to how they've spend lockdown.

If you'd like to donate something, email us at:

Drawing by Brent resident, Jessie aged 6.