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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

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

Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing Shortlist

Crossing the Line – Tia Fisher
Choose Love – Nicola Davies
Away With Words – Sophie Cameron
Steady for This – Nathanael Lessore
The Boy Lost in the Maze – Joseph Coelho
The Song Walker – Zillah Bethell