Greenaway Medal Awardees

The Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people that is first published in the U.K. It was established in 1955, for distinguished illustration in a book for children. It is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs. The medal is awarded by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals which inherited it from the Library Association.
Source: http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk. All rights reserved.

This particular collection includes some notable winners of Greenaway Medal and shortlisted books from the year 1987 to 2012.

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Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You (2005)

Written by Holly Black

Illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi

It all began with a strange, mysterious correspondence left for authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black at a small New England bookstore. Written by three siblings, the letter told of their great-great-uncle Arthur Spiderwick and an unfinished tome filled with eyewitness accounts of creatures otherwise thought to be the stuff of legend. In the #1 New York Times bestselling serial the Spiderwick Chronicles, readers were enthralled by the account of the those siblings, Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace, as they battled dwarves, goblins, elves, and a diabolical ogre in their efforts to hold on to their uncle Spiderwick,s life work. Now, through the combined efforts of the Grace children and authors Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, Simon & Schuster is thrilled to present that work to you!

Beginning with a thoughtful and informative introduction, progressing through six exhaustive sections featuring thirty-one faerie species, and culminating with an addendum that includes observations supplied by Jared Grace, this long-awaited compendium to the worldwide Spiderwick phenomenon delivers enough information to satisfy even the most demanding faerie enthusiast. Not only will readers learn the habits and habitats of the fourteen fantastical creatures featured in the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling chapter books, but they will be delighted and astonished by an additional seventeen creatures. Also included are dozens of snippets from Arthur Spiderwick,s personal journal as well as cameos from a few series favorites.

With so much to offer, this book is destined to be pored over for generations to come! This book is recommended for children ages 8 and up. (Copyright © Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved.)

Source:  Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Tony DiTerlizzi is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator who has been creating children’s books for nearly two decades.

From fanciful picture books like The Spider & The Fly (a Caldecott Honor book), to chapter books like Kenny and The Dragon (2008) and the WondLa trilogy, DiTerlizzi imbues his stories with a rich imagination. With Holly Black, he created the middle-grade series, The Spiderwick Chronicles (2003-2006), which has sold millions of copies, been adapted into a feature film, and has been translated in over 30 countries. He teamed up with Lucas film to retell the original Star Wars trilogy as a picture book and his collaboration with acclaimed author Mo Willems created the bestselling The Story of Diva & Flea (2015). The beginning of his storied career is showcased in Realms: The Roleplaying Game Art of Tony DiTerlizzi. He has been featured in Time magazine, USA Today, CNN, PBS, the BBC and The Today Show.

DiTerlizzi lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife and author, Angela DiTerlizzi, and their daughter.

Source:  diterlizzi.com.

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