Teach Primary Book Awards | Hosted in association with Plazoom

Let teachers know about the books that every classroom needs in 2021!

Nominations are now being accepted

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.

Find the best books for KS1/2 topics

With around 10,000 new children's titles published every year, how can teachers choose the best for their classroom? Plazoom’s Sue Drury has some advice...

7 ways to get kids reading

Few things have a more positive impact on children's outcomes than how often they read for pleasure - so here's how to encourage it...

Bring authors into your classroom

Especially for schools, the Author in Your Classroom podcast features well-loved children’s writers talking about their life and work, and offering tips to help listeners add a touch of professional magic to their own stories…

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!


I agree to the Terms & Conditions and Privacy & Cookie Policy
Get updates straight to your inbox