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.


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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