2024 Yoto Carnegies Shortlist to Be Announced at London Book Fair
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Wednesday 6 December 2023: The 2024 Yoto Carnegies are set to ignite a spark at the London Book Fair’s Author HQ on 13 March 2024. CILIP, the library and information association, will partner with the London Book Fair to announce the shortlisted titles for the Yoto Carnegie Medals for Writing and Illustration at a special panel event to celebrate the UK’s longest running and best-loved children’s book awards.
The full 2024 Author HQ programme is now available on the London Book Fair website.
The event will include a discussion exploring the Awards’ enduring mission to empower the next generation through books and reading, highlighting the importance of celebrating children’s books, authors and illustrators.
Moderated by Jake Hope, Carnegie Awards Executive, the panel features the 2024 Chair of Judges, Maura Farrelly, who will share an inside look at this year’s judging process. Joining the conversation are special guests: the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing winner, Manon Steffan Ros, for The Blue Book of Nebo (Firefly Press), and the 2023 Yoto Carnegie Shadowers’ Choice Medal for Illustration winner, Joe Todd-Stanton, for The Comet (Flying Eye Books).
13 March will also see the start of the 2024 Yoto Carnegies Shadowing Scheme, which invites children and young people to read the shortlisted books, share their views, and vote for their favourites to win the Shadowers’ Choice medals. UK-based group leaders can also opt in to receive a free publicity pack on the shortlist announcement day. You can register your Shadowing Group here.
The Shadowers’ Choice winners and the judges’ medal recipients will be announced at a livestreamed ceremony on 20 June 2024.
Yoto, the innovative, screen-free audio platform for children, is the headline sponsor of the 2024 Awards. The Yoto Carnegies are sponsored by The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and Scholastic as the official book supplier, with the 2024 shortlist available to pre-order now.
KEY DATES FOR THE YOTO CARNEGIES 2024:
Tuesday 13 February 2024: Longlists announced
Wednesday 13 March 2024: Shortlists announced and Shadowing begins
Thursday 20 June 2024: Yoto Carnegie Medal Winners announced
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For further information on The Yoto Carnegies 2024 please visit: www.yotocarnegies.co.uk
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About The Yoto Carnegies
- The Yoto Carnegies celebrate outstanding achievement in children’s writing and illustration respectively and are unique in being judged solely by librarians.
- The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing is awarded annually to a children’s book author whose writing creates an outstanding reading experience. It was established in 1936 in memory of the Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919).
- The Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration (previously known as the Kate Greenaway Medal), established in 1955, is awarded annually to a children’s book illustrator whose artwork creates an outstanding reading experience.
- Each year thousands of reading groups in schools and libraries in the UK and overseas get involved in the Awards, with children and young people ‘shadowing’ the judging process. They read, discuss and review the books on the shortlists, get involved in reading related activities in groups, and vote for their favourite books to win the Yoto Carnegie Shadowers’ Choice Medals for Writing and Illustration.
- In 2023 the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing was awarded to a book in translation for the first time in the awards almost 90-year history, The Blue Book of Nebo (Firefly Press), written and translated by Manon Steffan Ros. Jeet Zdung won the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration for Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear, (Kingfisher, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Books). This was the second consecutive year that a graphic novel has clinched the prize.
- The 2023 Yoto Carnegie Shadowers’ Choice Medals voted for by children and young people were awarded to I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys for the Yoto Carnegie Shadowers’ Choice Medal for Writing, and The Comet by Joe Todd-Stanton for the Yoto Carnegie Shadowers’ Choice Medal for Illustration.
About The London Book Fair
- The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The London Book Fair is a unique opportunity to explore, understand and capitalise on the innovations shaping the publishing world of the future. LBF brings you direct access to customers, content and emerging markets. The London Book Fair 2024 will take place 12-14 March 2024 at Olympia London. Find out more at www.londonbookfair.co.uk.
About CILIP, the library and information association
- The Yoto Carnegies are managed by CILIP, the library and information association. The Medals are awarded annually by CILIP and the Youth Libraries Group (YLG) with longlists announced in February, shortlists in March and the winners announced at a ceremony in June.
- CILIP is the leading voice for the information, knowledge management and library profession. Our goal is to put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society.
- CILIP is a registered charity, no. 313014. The YLG is a special interest group of CILIP who work to preserve and influence the provision of quality literature and library services for children and young people, both in public libraries and school library services.
- YLG has 12 regional committees covering all of the UK, and each committee advertises and democratically recruits a judge to represent them on the panel of judges. Each judge serves a two-year term and each year the panel is a unique mix of new and experienced judges led by the Chair of Judges. Following the independent diversity review of the Awards, CILIP introduced a co-opting procedure so that if this recruitment process does not result in a sufficiently diverse and representative judging panel, up to two judges will be co-opted to join the panel.
- In 2024, the judging panel includes 12 volunteer judges from CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group and Chair of Judges Maura Farrelly. Find out more about this year’s judges here.
- Yoto is an interactive audio platform for kids. Yoto offer a catalogue of over 1,200 stories, songs, activities and more to inspire creative play and learning without a screen. The carefully connected audio players, Yoto Player (3rd Generation) and Yoto Mini, put kids safely in control. No cameras. No microphones. No ads.
- Inspired by Montessori principles, Ben Drury and Filip Denker founded Yoto in 2017. Yoto Player was designed with renowned design agency, Pentagram, and launched in early 2020. Yoto Mini, the portable audio player, launched in late 2021. The new and improved third generation Yoto Player arrived in summer 2023.
- Now available worldwide, Yoto has won awards and accolades from critics, parents and children alike. TIME Magazine even named it one of the Best Inventions of 2020 and Yoto Mini won a prestigious D&AD Pencil in 2022. Yoto has just been named one of Bloomberg’s Top Start Ups to watch. Yoto were named the second fastest growing tech company by Deloitte in 2023.
- Yoto’s platform features both award-winning original content and audio that has been licensed or co-created with partners. These partners include PRH, Macmillan, Universal Music Group, Sony, Warner Music, Mattel, Disney, LEGO, Roald Dahl Story Company, HarperCollins, Hachette, Bonnier and Scholastic.
- For 100 years, Scholastic Corporation has been encouraging the personal and intellectual growth of all children, beginning with literacy. Having earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families, Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of literacy curriculum, professional services, and classroom magazines, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates and distributes bestselling books and e-books, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, and other products and services that support children’s learning and literacy, both in school and at home. With 15 international operations and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom libraries, school and public libraries, retail, and online.
- Learn more at www.scholastic.com
- The Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) is a not-for-profit organisation started by writers for the benefit of all types of writers. Owned by its members, ALCS collects money due for secondary uses of writers’ work. It is designed to support authors and their creativity; ensure they receive fair payment and see their rights are respected. It promotes and teaches the principles of copyright and campaigns for a fair deal. It represents over 120,000 members, and since 1977 has paid over £650million to writers. www.alcs.co.uk