Yoto Carnegies Shortlist Announced

16 books have been shortlisted in total, with eight in each category for the Carnegie Medal for Writing and Carnegie Medal for Illustration; whittled down from the 36 longlisted titles by the expert judging panel which includes 12 librarians from CILIP: the library and information association’s Youth Libraries Group. Click here to read more about the fantastic books that have been chosen.

 

 

The 2024 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing shortlist is (alphabetical by author surname):

 

 

The 2024 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration shortlist is (alphabetical by illustrator surname):

 

 

Maura Farrelly, Chair of Judges for The Yoto Carnegies 2024, said:

“The judges have worked incredibly hard to select 16 outstanding books; books that celebrate the very best of writing and illustration for children and young people. These are books to empower young readers, and for some will provide validation and refuge; stories of courage, of characters striving to find themselves and their place in the world, often in difficult or dangerous situations. The books shortlisted for the writing medal exemplify immersive and compelling writing with the power to inspire and move readers across a range of forms. The illustration shortlist is entirely comprised of picture books, with a strong theme of the environment, underlining the way picture books can speak to all ages, and showing how nature and illustrated books can heal and empower. We are excited to share these lists with shadowing groups and young readers, and very much look forward to reading their reviews and discovering their winners, alongside our own, at the announcement in June.”

By Matt Imrie on March 13, 2024 · Posted in Awards, Carnegies

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