Teach Primary Book Awards | Hosted in association with Plazoom

Let teachers know about the books that every classroom needs in 2020!

Nominations are now

What are the Teach Primary Book Awards?

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.

Bring 2019 winning author David Almond into your classroom

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.

Teach about fake news with 2020 judge Lisa Thompson!

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.

Free resources to get children learning with Matilda!

In our 2019 Awards, teachers voted for Roald Dahl as the ‘most influential children’s author’ ever - this bumper pack of resources is the perfect way to celebrate his brilliance with pupils.

Last year's winners

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.

Register your interest

Don’t miss a beat! Register your interest and stay in the loop with the Teach Primary Book Awards. You'll receive regular updates, including shortlisting and winners, new judges added and much more!

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