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Nicola Davies and Catherine Rayner have been shortlisted for YOTO Carnegie Medals

Nicola Davies and Catherine Rayner have both been shortlisted for YOTO Carnegie Medals for their respective books Choose Love and The Bowerbird

Shortlisted for the medal in writing, Choose Love is a moving sequence of poems highlighting the experience of those forced to become refugees.  With superb illustrations by Petr Horáček, the collection provides insight into the real-life experiences of refugees forced to leave their homes.

The Bowerbird is the irresistible tale of Bert – a small bird with a very big heart and has been shortlisted for the medal in illustration. Written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Catherine Rayner, the book is a wonderful rhyming tale perfect for children.

The ceremony to announce the winners will take place on 20 June 2024. See the full shortlists here.