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Shadowers Challenges

This year’s Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration and Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing shortlisted authors and illustrators have each set a challenge for Shadowers to get involved with. Check out the videos below in which they share creative ideas inspired by their shortlisted books for the Shadowers to try, from writing a rap, drawing your ideal home and writing from the perspectives of characters in the books, to creating a giant jellyfish and writing a story in poems. There are tons of great ideas to get your Shadowers engaged with the 2024 shortlists and to inspire creativity!

Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration Shortlist

April’s Garden – Catalina Echeverri
The Tree and the River – Aaron Becker
Lost – Mariajo Ilustrajo
The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish – Chloe Savage
The Bowerbird – Catherine Rayner
The Wilderness – Steve McCarthy
To the Other Side – Erika Meza
The Midnight Panther – Poonam Mistry

Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing Shortlist

Away With Words – Sophie Cameron
Choose Love – Nicola Davies
Crossing the Line – Tia Fisher
Safiyyah’s War – Hiba Noor Khan
The Boy Lost in the Maze – Joseph Coelho
The Song Walker – Zillah Bethell
Steady for This – Nathanael Lessore
The Door of No Return – Kwame Alexander