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Yoto Carnegie 2023 Shortlist

The Yoto Carnegies celebrate outstanding achievement in children’s writing and illustration and are unique in being judged by children’s and youth librarians, with the respective Shadowers’ Choice Medals voted for by children and young people.

13 books have been shortlisted in total; seven for the Carnegie Medal for Writing and six for the Carnegie Medal for Illustration. 

The 2023 Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing shortlist is:       

  • The Light in Everything by Katya Balen       

  • When Shadows Fall by Sita Brahmachari, illustrated by Natalie Sirett    

  • Medusa by Jessie Burton, illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill    

  • The Eternal Return of Clara Hart by Louise Finch       

  • Needle by Patrice Lawrence     

  • I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys    

  • The Blue Book of Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros 

You can purchase all the books below at a discounted price

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