Kate Greenaway Medal Winners

The Kate Greenaway Medal has been awarded by children's librarians annually since 1956 for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people first published in the UK.

Kate Greenaway was a popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.

Below is the full list of Kate Greenaway Medal winners from 1956 until the present day. You can read reviews of recent winners here.

Note that before 2006 the year refers to when the book was published (the medal being awarded the following year)

2013 Black Dog illustrated by Levi Pinfold

2012 A Monster Calls illustrated by Jim Kay

2011 FArTHER by Grahame Baker-Smith

2010 Harry & Hopper illustrated by Freya Blackwood, text by Margaret Wild

2009 Harris Finds His Feet by Catherine Rayner

2008 Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett

2007 The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon by Mini Grey

2005 Wolves by Emily Gravett

2004 Jonathan Swift's “Gulliver” by Chris Riddell

2003 Ella's Big Chance by Shirley Hughes

2002 Jethro Byrde - Fairy Child by Bob Graham

2001 Pirate Diary by Chris Riddell

2000 I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child

1999 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Helen Oxenbury

1998 Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper

1997 When Jessie Came Across the Sea by P J Lynch

1996 The Baby Who Wouldn't Go To Bed by Helen Cooper

1995 The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey by P J Lynch

1994 Way Home by Gregory Rogers

1993 Black Ships Before Troy by Alan Lee

1992 Zoo by Anthony Browne

1991 The Jolly Christmas Postman by Janet Ahlberg

1990 The Whales' Song by Gary Blythe

1989 War Boy: a Country Childhood by Michael Foreman

1988 Can't You Sleep Little Bear? by Barbara Firth

1987 Crafty Chameleon by Adrienne Kennaway

1986 Snow White in New York by Fiona French

1985 Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady by Juan Wijngaard

1984 Hiawatha's Childhood by Errol Le Cain

1983 Gorilla by Anthony Browne

1982 Long Neck and Thunder Foot and Sleeping Beauty and Other Favourite Fairy Tales by Michael Foreman

1981 The Highwayman by Charles Keeping

1980 Mr Magnolia by Quentin Blake

1979 The Haunted House by Jan Pienkowski

1978 Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet Ahlberg

1977 Dogger by Shirley Hughes

1976 The Post Office Cat by Gail E Haley

1975 Horses in Battle and Mishka by Victor Ambrus

1974 The Wind Blew by Pat Hutchins

1973 Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs

1972 The Woodcutter's Duck by Krystyna Turska

1971 The Kingdom under the Sea by Jan Pienkowski

1970 Mr Gumpy's Outing by John Burningham

1969 The Quangle Wangle's hat and The Dragon of an Ordinary Family by Helen Oxenbury

1968 Dictionary of Chivalry by Pauline Baynes

1967 Charlotte and the Golden Canary by Charles Keeping

1966 Mother Goose Treasury by Raymond Briggs

1965 The Three Poor Tailors by Victor Ambrus

1964 Shakespeare's Theatre by C W Hodges

1963 Borka: the Adventures of a Goose with No Feathers by John Burningham

1962 A.B.C by Brian Wildsmith

1961 Mrs. Cockle's Cat by Antony Maitland

1960 Old Winkle and the Seagulls by Gerald Rose

1959 Kashtanka and A Bundle of Ballads by William Stobbs

1958 Prize withheld as no book considered suitable

1957 Mrs Easter and the Storks by V H Drummond

1956 Tim All Alone by Edward Ardizzone

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