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Yoto Carnegie Medal 2023

The winners of the Yoto Carnegie Medals for 2023 have been announced.

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Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing 2023
Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration 2023

Yoto Carnegie Medal 2023: Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing 2023

Winner: The Blue Book of Nebo

At first glance this looks like a short, light novel but how wrong anyone would be to think that. Translated from the original Welsh, this is a deep thought-provoking novel – filled with actions and philosophical questions that create a lasting impression. Dylan was only 6 when the world as he knew it stopped. The electricity went off, ...

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Shortlisted Books

The Light in Everything

Katya Balen

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£7.19 £7.99

When Shadows Fall

Sita Brahmachari

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£8.10 £9.00

Medusa

Jessie Burton

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

The Eternal Return of Clara Hart

Louise Finch

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Temporarily Out Of Stock

£8.09 £8.99

Needle

Patrice Lawrence

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£7.19 £7.99

I Must Betray You

Ruta Sepetys

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£8.09 £8.99

Longlisted Books

The Blackthorn Branch

Elen Caldecott

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£7.19 £7.99

Running with Horses

Jason Cockcroft

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£11.69 £12.99

The Worlds We Leave Behind

A. F. Harrold

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£11.69 £12.99

Green Rising

Lauren James

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£8.09 £8.99

Julia and the Shark

Kiran Millwood Hargrave

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£7.19 £7.99

Wrath

Marcus Sedgwick

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£7.19 £7.99

The Silver Chain

Jion Sheibani

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£11.69 £12.99

Yoto Carnegie Medal 2023: Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration 2023

Winner: Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear

Written by scientist and environmental activist Trang Nguyen, Saving Sorya: Chang and the Sun Bear is an inspirational graphic-novel adventure, based on a true story about a young conservationist who overcomes the odds to save a sun bear.

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Shortlisted Books

Rescuing Titanic

Flora Delargy

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£13.49 £14.99

Alte Zachen: Old Things

Ziggy Hanaor

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£15.29 £16.99

The Worlds We Leave Behind

A. F. Harrold

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£11.69 £12.99

The Comet

Joe Todd-Stanton

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£11.69 £12.99

The Visible Sounds

Yin Jainling

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£7.19 £7.99

Longlisted Books

John Agard's Windrush Child

John Agard

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Flooded

Mariajo Ilustrajo

Paperback

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£7.19 £7.99

Journey to the Last River

Unknown Adventurer

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

Medusa

Jessie Burton

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

Dadaji's Paintbrush

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

Choices

Roozeboos

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£7.19 £7.99

The Queen in the Cave

Julia Sarda

Hardback

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£13.49 £14.99

Saving the Butterfly

Helen Cooper

Hardback

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£11.69 £12.99

The Queen on our Corner

Lucy Christopher

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£10.79 £11.99

The Baker by the Sea

Paula White

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£7.19 £7.99

For the first time in the awards almost 90-year history, the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing is awarded to a book in translation – The Blue Book of Nebo (Firefly Press), written and translated by Manon Steffan Ros.

The Yoto Carnegies celebrate outstanding achievement in children’s writing and illustration and are unique in being judged by an expert panel of children’s and youth librarians, including 12 librarians from CILIP, the library and information association’s Youth Libraries Group.

About Yoto Carnegie Medal | Kate Greenaway Medal

The Yoto Carnegie Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book for children and young people. The Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal is awarded by children's librarians for an outstanding book in terms of illustration for children and young people.

The Yoto Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards are arguably the world’s most prestigious literary prizes for children's books and the titles on the shortlists are contenders for the highest accolades in children’s literature, with previous winners including legendary talents such as Arthur Ransome, C.S Lewis and Mary Norton for the Carnegie Medal and illustrators Quentin Blake, Shirley Hughes and Raymond Briggs for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Read a personal reflection of 80 Years of the CILIP Carnegie Medal by Julia Eccleshare, Editorial Expert at Lovereading4kids.

The Yoto Carnegie Medal

andrew carnegieIt was established by The Library Association in 1936, in memory of the great Scottish-born philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Carnegie was a self-made industrialist who made his fortune in steel in the USA. His experience of using a library as a child led him to resolve that "if ever wealth came to me that it should be used to establish free libraries."

It was first awarded to Arthur Ransome for Pigeon Post. The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice.

The Yoto Kate Greenaway Medal

kate greenawayThe Kate Greenaway Medal was established by The Library Association in 1955 and it is named after the popular nineteenth century artist known for her fine children's illustrations and designs.

It was first awarded to Edward Ardizzone for Tim All Alone. The winner receives a golden medal and £500 worth of books to donate to a library of their choice.

You can register for the 2022 Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme here.

To find out more visit www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk 

And keep up with news about the Carnegie Greenaway Medals   @CILIPCKG

Yoto Carnegie Medal | Kate Greenaway Medal Archive

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