Tower Hamlets Book Award 2015

The 2015 Tower Hamlets Book Award is now over…

Follow the above link for all the latest news and the winner!

About the award:

The Book Award is for pupils aged 10 to 13. The aim is to encourage children to read, to bring children together to enable debate and discussion about books and to encourage children to share the pleasure of reading.

Because the award bridges primary and secondary schools, it encourages pupils from different phases to share in reading events and work together. Schools who have taken part in the award have found it to be highly beneficial in encouraging children to broaden their reading range and develop their literacy – not just in reading but also in speaking and listening, as a core part of any book award is discussion and debate. It’s also far more fun than phonics and SATS.

Vote for the best book

Voting forms

Bookmark competition

The bookmark competition is now closed! We have chosen 6 winners which will be announced at the finale on the 27th!

We had hundreds of entries, and the winners and commended entries will be featured online after the finale.

Register for the finale

News from the finale

I’m sorry, but the finale is now fully booked. If any schools drop out of the event then space will become free, so if you wish to be on this waiting list, please email me at : jacob.turner@towerhamlets.gov.uk

About the finale

shortlist2015BannerThe Books!

The shortlist has been selected from the 2015 Must Read list for upper KS2 and the 2015 Teen list.

Black, Holly - Doll Bones
Gayton, Sam - Lilliput
Gemin, G R - Cowgirl
Gilman, David - Monkey and Me
Ho-Yen, Polly- Boy in the Tower
Slater, Kim - Smart

Thank you to everyone who helped us to select the shortlist, especially the pupils from St Pauls Whitechapel Primary School.

Your FREE set of books

Every Tower Hamlets school subscribing to our lending service will receive a set of the shortlisted books in September for your book groups. Further sets can also be bought for £33 each, including book jackets.

Email jacob.turner@towerhamlets.gov.uk or contact the library to order additional sets.

Author Visits:

Kim Slater, Polly Ho-Yen, Giancarlo Gemin, and Sam Gayton are all available for author visits this term and will also be present at the finale! If you’re interested in booking one of these authors, please email jacob.turner@towerhamlets.gov.uk

To get you in the mood for the award, here's a picture of pupils from Blue Gate Fields Juniors putting on a very hairy performance of Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones, which won the 2014 award for best book.
To get you in the mood for the award, here’s a picture from the last finale of pupils from Blue Gate Fields Juniors putting on a very hairy performance of Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd Jones, which won the 2014 award for best book.

 

 

 

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