Kate Greenaway Medal

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The Kate Greenaway Medal is an award that was created in the United Kingdom in 1955. It was named after the children's illustrator, Kate Greenaway. The medal is given every year to an extremely good work of illustration in children's literature. It is awarded by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

The first award was given to Edward Ardizzone for Tim All Alone in 1956. The winner gets a golden medal and £500 worth of books to give to a library of their choice.

Since the year 2000, the winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal has also been presented with the Colin Mears Award of £5000.

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