Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions set Quarto's record number of nominations for the 2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal

October 25, 2016

Frances Lincoln Children's Books and Wide Eyed Editions, two imprints of The Quarto Group, have had eight books nominated for the 2017 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal – making Quarto the second highest publisher on the list and achieving a new record of nominations for the publishing group.

The books nominated are:

  • The Curiositree: Natural World by Amanda Wood and Mike Jolley, illustrated by Owen Davey (Wide Eyed Editions)
  • The Wonder Garden by Jenny Broom, illustrated by Kristjana S Williams (Wide Eyed Editions)
  • The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln Children's Books) 
  • The Crow's Tale by Naomi Howarth (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
  • The Star Tree by Catherine Hyde (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
  • The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
  • There's a Tiger in the Garden by Lizzy Stewart (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)
  • Counting Lions by Katie Cotton, illustrated by Stephen Walton (Frances Lincoln Children's Books)

The Wild Swans by Jackie Morris (Frances Lincoln Children's Books) is also nominated for the Carnegie Medal.

Publisher Rachel Williams and Editorial Director Jenny Broom said: "We're delighted to see so much of our frontlist being recognised for illustrated excellence, which has been a real area of focus for us over the last 2 years."

David Inman, Managing Director, Quarto Publishing Group UK, commented: "Quarto is working hard to create great Children’s books that stand out in design, content and format. It is very exciting to see our creativity recognised by the industry.”

The CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals are the UK's oldest and most prestigious children's book awards. The CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people. It is named after the popular and highly influential nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.