Tower Hamlets Book Award 2013

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About the 2013 Award

It’s that time again where we prepare for the new Tower Hamlets Book Award. This is our 7th year of running this successful event for Tower Hamlets primary and secondary schools.

The shortlist for the award will be drawn in July from the Teen and Primary booklists in time for the Summer Reading Challenge

The booklists are an opportunity to start reading groups around some of the best new fiction for the year.

Don’t forget that you can arrange author, illustrator or storyteller visits to get your school enthused about reading, writing and being creative.

Book Awards and reading help raise achievement in literacy, and are great fun as well, so what are you waiting for?

How to take part

Posters for the Primary Booklist will be sent to all primary schools in early May. The booklist is aimed at pupils in Key Stage 2.

Posters for the Teen Booklist will be sent to subscribing secondary schools in late April/ ealy May. The teen list is aimed at Key Stages 3 and 4.

The Book Award is aimed at years 5, 6, 7 and 8 and encourages children to continue using their school libraries during their transition between year groups/ schools. Schools and librarians will vote on the shortlist of 6 to 8 books from both Teen and Primary lists in July.

Between September and November participating schools take part in reading groups and activities based around the shortlist and vote for the winning book in time for the Grand Finale

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