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The Yoto Carnegies 2024 Longlist Announcement

A complete of 36 books have been recognised, with 19 books chosen for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing longlist, and 18 for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration – frequent themes embrace hidden worlds and alternate realities, forgotten histories highlighted or reimagined, and environmentalism and the facility of nature. Click on right here to learn extra in regards to the incredible books which were chosen.

The lists embrace:

  • One title longlisted in each Medal classes – Tyger by SF Mentioned, illustrated by Dave McKean, printed by impartial writer David Fickling Books. Mentioned and McKean have been beforehand nominated collectively for Phoenix in 2013. McKean has additionally been shortlisted six occasions beforehand.
  • 4 earlier winners of the Medal for Illustration; two-time winner Sydney Smith for My Baba’s Backyard, Bob Graham for The Concrete Backyard, Jon Klassen for The Cranium and Catherine Rayner for The Bowerbird.
  • Former Carnegie Medal for Writing winner Anthony McGowen for Canines of the Deadland, a story of survival impressed by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe.
  • Earlier Shadowers’ Selection Medal for Illustration winner, Sharon King-Chai for Colors, Colors In every single place, a tactile image guide educating kids about completely different colors, written by Julia Donaldson.
  • Waterstones Youngsters’s Laureate and former shortlistee Joseph Coelho for The Boy Misplaced within the Maze, one among 4 verse novels recognised for the Medal for Writing. The opposite three are by New York Occasions bestselling creator Kwame Alexander and debut authors, Cathy Faulkner and Tia Fisher.
  • Eight-time shortlisted creator Marcus Sedgwick, who has been longlisted posthumously for Ravencave, the comply with as much as Wrath, longlisted in 2023.
  • An additional 4 earlier shortlistees; Kwame Alexander (2019), Phil Earle (2022) and Sweet Gourlay (2019) for writing and Poonam Mistry,who has been shortlisted thrice (2019, 2020 and 2021) for illustration.
  • 18 British or dual-British heritage authors within the Writing class. 
  • Seven titles from Walker Books for the Illustration medal. 

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

Large congratulations to all of our longlisted authors and illustrators in what has been a incredible 12 months for books for kids and younger folks. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to chair an enthusiastic and devoted panel of judges as we learn, debated and regarded the nominated titles earlier than arriving at two thrilling longlists. These are books that play with language and present how highly effective phrases and illustrations can encourage imaginations and encourage empathy in addition to serving to younger readers make sense of an more and more complicated world and provides them hope for a brighter future.

The 2024 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing longlist is (alphabetical by creator surname):

  • The Door of No Return by Kwame Alexander (Andersen Press)
  • The Track Walker by Zillah Bethell (Usborne)
  • Away with Phrases by Sophie Cameron (Little Tiger)
  • The Little Match Lady Strikes Again by Emma Carroll, illustrated by Lauren Youngster (Simon & Schuster)
  • The Boy Misplaced within the Maze by Joseph Coelho, illustrated by Kate Milner (Otter-Barry Books)
  • Select Love by Nicola Davies, illustrated by Petr Horáček (Graffeg)
  • Electrical Life by Rachel Delahaye (Troika Books)
  • Till the Highway Ends by Phil Earle (Andersen Press)
  • Digging for Victory by Cathy Faulkner (Firefly Press)
  • Crossing the Line by Tia Fisher (Bonnier Books UK)
  • Wild Track by Sweet Gourlay (David Fickling Books)
  • Boy Like Me by Simon James Inexperienced (Scholastic)
  • Safiyyah’s Battle by Hiba Noor Khan (Andersen Press)
  • Regular for This by Nathanael Lessore (Bonnier Books UK)
  • The Swifts by Beth Lincoln, illustrated by Claire Powell (Penguin)
  • Canines of the Deadland by Anthony McGowan, illustrated by Keith Robinson (Oneworld Publications)
  • Tyger by SF Mentioned, illustrated by Dave McKean (David Fickling Books)
  • Ravencave by Marcus Sedgwick (Barrington Stoke)
  • Greenwild: The World Behind the Door by Pari Thomson, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli (Macmillan Youngsters’s Books)

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

  • The Tree and the River by Aaron Becker (Walker Books)
  • Wolves in Helicopters by Paddy Donnelly, written by Sarah Tagholm (Andersen Press)
  • April’s Backyard by Catalina Echeverri, written by Isla McGuckin (Graffeg)
  • The Concrete Backyard by Bob Graham (Walker Books)
  • Deep by Stephen Hogtun (Bloomsbury Youngsters’s Books)
  • Misplaced by Mariajo Ilustrajo (Quarto)
  • Colors, Colors In every single place by Sharon King-Chai, written by Julia Donaldson (Macmillan Youngsters’s Books)
  • The Cranium by Jon Klassen (Walker Books)
  • The Wilderness by Steve McCarthy (Walker Books)
  • Tyger by Dave McKean, written by SF Mentioned (David Fickling Books)
  • To the Different Facet by Erika Meza (Hachette Youngsters’s Group)
  • The Midnight Panther by Poonam Mistry (Bonnier Books UK)
  • The Bowerbird by Catherine Rayner, written by Julia Donaldson (Macmillan Youngsters’s Books)
  • International by Giovanni Rigano, written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin (Hachette Youngsters’s Group)
  • The Seek for the Big Arctic Jellyfish by Chloe Savage (Walker Books)
  • My Baba’s Backyard by Sydney Smith, written by Jordan Scott (Walker Books)
  • The Boy Who Misplaced His Spark by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini, written by Maggie O’Farrell (Walker Books)
  • What Emotions Do When No One’s Wanting by Aleksandra Zając, written by Tina Oziewicz (Pushkin Press)



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