There are many prizes that recognise brilliant writing for young people - but the Teach Primary Book Awards, hosted in association with the literacy resources website Plazoom, is unique in highlighting titles that not only will children love to read, but that will also support learning - for example, by opening up opportunities for deeper discussion and encouraging language play. Selected by a panel of judges including well loved authors and literacy experts, these are books that teachers can confidently suggest to parents and share with pupils; perfect for exploring in the classroom as well as enjoying at home.
David Almond’s The Dam won last year’s KS1 category - this book topic will engage KS2 children with probably his best-known book, Skellig.
We’re thrilled to have award-winning author Lisa Thompson on our judging panel this year - and here, she shares some great teaching ideas based on her latest book, The Boy Who Fooled The World.
Discover the very best books for Reception, KS1 and KS2 readers by heading over to read about last year’s winners. Our dedicated and experienced judges used a unique set of criteria to assess shortlisted books. We hope you - and your learners - will enjoy last year’s list of finalists as much as they did. Read about last year’s winners here.
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