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Teach Primary Book Awards – 2022 finalists announced

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Explore the amazing books on our 2022 shortlists for Early Years, KS1, KS2 and non-fiction…

by Teachwire

The selections have been made for the Teach Primary Book Awards 2022, and we are delighted to be able to share the finalists here!

Below is a superb collection of 32 titles, each of which has something special and unique to offer children, both in the classroom and at home.

How did these books make the shortlist?

Each title has been chosen, not only for its outstanding aesthetic appeal and sheer enjoyability, but also because of its potential to support learning both inside the classroom and beyond.

These are books that teachers will be able to recommend confidently to children and their parents, as well as use for inspirational classroom activities.

Meet our judges

Our judges now face the enjoyable but challenging task of assessing all of the shortlisted books according to a set of criteria that takes learning opportunities into account, alongside excellent writing and superb illustration.

The final results will be announced online and in Teach Reading & Writing magazine in November 2022 – good luck to everyone involved!

Discover the finalists


The Boy Who Grew a Tree

Polly Ho-Yen

Knights Of

Yapping Away

Joshua Seigal & Sarah Horne

Bloomsbury Education

Bumble & Snug and the Angry Pirates

Mark Bradley

Hachette Children's Group - Hodder Children's Books

Anisha Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure

Serena Patel & Emma McCann

Usborne Publishing

The Story Shop: Blast Off!

Tracey Corderoy

Little Tiger

Princess Minna: The Enchanted Forest

Kirsty Applebaum & Sahar Haghgoo

Nosy Crow

How Beautiful

Antonella Capetti

Greystone Kids


Escape Room

Christopher Edge

Nosy Crow

The Lion Above the Door

Onjali Q Rauf

Hachette Children's Group - Orion Children's Books

The Light in Everything

Katya Balen

Bloomsbury Children's Books

Nisha’s War

Dan Smith

Chicken House

The Swallows' Flight

Hilary McKay

Macmillan Children's Books

The Book of Stolen Dreams

David Farr

Usborne Publishing

The Amazing Edie Eckhart

Rosie Jones

Hachette Children's Group - Hodder Children's Books

When the Sky Falls

Phil Earle

Andersen Press


Live Like a Hunter Gatherer

Naomi Walmsley

Button Books

Everyday STEM Technology: Machines

Jenny Jacoby

Pan Macmillan

First Names: Greta Thunberg

Tracey Turner & Tom Knight

David Fickling Books

Beyond Belief

Alex Woolf

Little Tiger

Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong!

Dr Nick Crumpton & Gavin Scott

Nosy Crow

The Secret Signs of Nature

Craig Caudill

Magic Cat Publishing

Good News

Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Hachette Children's Group - Wren & Rook


My Dog Banana

Roxane Brouillard

Greystone Kids

A Pair of Pears and an Orange

Anna McGregor



Gareth P Jones & Loretta Schauer



Julia Seal

Sunbird Books

The Boy Who Sailed the World

Julia Green & Alex Latimer

David Fickling Books

Party Parade

Leanne Miller & Sara Miller


Grumpy Hat

Nicola Kent

Andersen Press

Puffling and the Egg

Erika McGann & Gerry Daly

The O'Brien Press

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