CILIP Announces Scholastic as New Book Supplier for the Yoto Carnegies

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Monday 14 November 2022: CILIP is delighted to announce that Scholastic will be the official book supplier for the Yoto Carnegies from 2023.

The Yoto Carnegies are the UK’s longest running and best-loved children’s book awards, recognising outstanding reading experiences created through writing and illustration in books for children and young people. The awards aim to spark a lifelong passion for reading by connecting more children with the books that will change lives, and the shadowing scheme, now in its fifth year, attracts and engages with thousands of children as they ‘shadow’ the judging process, debate the books, and decide their Shadowers’ Choice winners from each Medal shortlist.

Scholastic have been selected to be the official book supplier for the awards shadowing scheme following a competitive tender process. They will provide shadowing groups with discounts on the shortlisted books and will work with CILIP to jointly promote the role of children’s literature and reading for pleasure.

Catherine Bell, Co-group M.D. at Scholastic commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as the official book supplier for The Yoto Carnegies. Building and supporting readers in discovering wonderful new books is core to all we do and we feel great affinity with the scope and ambition of what the team at CILIP want to achieve with the awards going forward. We have some exciting new plans to help engage even more children in reading and discussing brilliant books through the shadowing scheme and can’t wait to work with the awards team to see these come to fruition.”

CILIP Chief Executive, Nick Poole said: “We’re excited to be joining forces with Scholastic as official book supplier for The Yoto Carnegies from 2023. With over 100 years’ experience inspiring children and young people in reading for pleasure, Scholastic are well-placed to help us achieve our ambitious plans to grow the Awards with a particular focus on engaging thousands of schools and shadowing groups.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Peters for the great care and service they have given to shadowing groups over the past six years. I am hugely proud of the work we have done together and grateful to Peters for the support they showed to the Awards.”


Wednesday 15 February 2023: Longlist announced

Friday 17 March 2023: Shortlist announced, and Shadowing begins

June 2023: Yoto Carnegie Winners announced

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