GLOBAL – Longlisted for the Yoto Carnegie Award

Delighted to say that a few weeks ago in mid-Feb, our new graphic novel, GLOBAL, was longlisted for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration making the cut to be included in the 18 books on the official Longlist.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the creation of GLOBAL, especially to our brilliant artist, Giovanni Rigano for his longlisting in this prestigious award.

The organisers said “The Yoto Carnegies, the UK’s longest running and best loved book awards for children and young people, today (13th Feb) announced their longlists for 2024. Celebrating creative use of language and synergy between text and images, poetry and stories written in verse feature prominently, with British talent dominating the Medal for Writing longlist. Common themes include hidden worlds and alternate realities, forgotten histories highlighted or reimagined, and environmentalism and the power of nature.

A total of 36 books have been selected from 20 different publishers; 19 for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing, and 18 for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Illustration.”

Maura Farrelly, Chair of Judges for The Yoto Carnegies 2024, said:

Huge congratulations to all of our longlisted authors and illustrators in what has been a fantastic year for books for children and young people. It has been a joy and a privilege to chair an enthusiastic and dedicated panel of judges as we read, debated and considered the nominated titles before arriving at two exciting longlists. These are books that play with language and show how powerful words and illustrations can inspire imaginations and encourage empathy as well as helping young readers make sense of an increasingly confusing world and give them hope for a brighter future.”

The shortlist was announced in mid-March and we didn’t make the shortlist this time around, but congratulations to all the brilliant authors and illustrators that did. It’s a great list. The winners are announced in June 2024.

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Cover of GLOBAL the graphic novel.

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