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What are the Teach Primary Book Awards?

There are many prizes that recognise brilliant writing for young people - but the Teach Primary Book Awards 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.

See our KS2 book topic for 2018 shortlisted book, Kick by Mitch Johnson

Download a free KS2 book topic resource based on Kick, by Mitch Johnson, shortlisted in the KS2 category of the 2018 Awards.

2019 judge Robin Ince recalls what he did - and didn't - learn at school

This year sees the FIRST ever non-fiction category for the Teach Primary Book Awards - and who better to judge it than the ever-curious co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage?

Download this resource for Teachers' Choice 2018 winner Kensuke's Kingdom

In 2018, teachers voted Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom as the book they most love to explore with pupils; discover new directions in this much loved story with a free download.

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.

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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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