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LENNY’S BOOK OF EVERYTHING longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal

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Karen Foxlee’s beautiful children’s book LENNY’S BOOK OF EVERYTHING has been longlisted for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie Medal! The CILIP Carnegie Medal is the UK’s oldest children’s book award, established in 1936 and awarded annually by youth librarians. The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 19th March with the winner declared on Wednesday 17th June at the British Library. The full longlist can be read here. LENNY’S BOOK OF EVERYTHING is published in the UK with Pushkin.

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