UKLA Book Awards - 2017 UKLA Book Awards - 2017

Find out which books teachers think are the best!

Below are all the books shortlisted and longlisted for the 2017 Awards sponsored by Lovereading4kids, Lovereading4schools and MLS.



3 - 6 Years - Longlisted titles

A Hungry Lion or a Dwindling Assortment of Animals
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award With sharp wit, adorable illustrations, and hysterical twists galore, this debut picture book asks - what do you think happened to the hungry lion's friends? Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Alison Hubble
Allan Ahlberg
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This is a fantastically funny and completely clever new picture book from the critically-acclaimed pair behind The Pencil and The Runaway Dinner. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Lion Inside
Rachel Bright
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Fans of The Gruffalo and Giraffes Can't Dance will love this feelgood rhyming story portraying a positive message about overcoming your fears. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

All Aboard for the Bobo Road
Stephen Davies
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award All aboard for the Bobo Road! With the authentic setting in Burkina Faso drawn from the author's own experience, this is a wonderfully fun introduction for small children to an amazing culture. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

There's a Bear on My Chair
Ross Collins
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2016 Text, illustration and design all combine... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Day the Crayons Came Home
Drew Daywalt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 and August 2016 Book of the Month Those obstreperous crayons, colourful stars of The Day the Crayons Quit, are back... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool
Jeanne Willis
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award In Chicken Clicking this gifted duo created a marvellous cautionary tale for our time. Now they deliver another important lesson for today's impressionable youth. Appearance is everything to Lucinda Belinda Melinda McCool ,... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThere is a Tribe of Kids
Lane Smith
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, May 2016 Award-winning Lane Smith's stunning illustrations create a delight of a story which imaginatively and vaguely hints... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 12/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedTidy
Emily Gravett
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month, April 2016 Award-winning Emily Gravett's stunning picture book is a charming, witty and moral tale about the perils of making the world look too spick and span.... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Bear and the Piano
David Litchfield
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 | Shortlisted for the English Picture Book Award 2016 |... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Lionheart
Richard Collingridge
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This book comes with a warning: it will make you ROAR! And it will – with excitement, relief and happiness. Nightime and Richard is scared so, clutching his toy Lionheart, he runs out... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Solomon and Mortimer
Catherine Rayner
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, February 2016 Award-winning illustrations by Catherine Rayner show the cheeky young crocodiles Solomon and Mortimer who love to... Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Grandad's Island
Benji Davies
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Syd and Grandad's tropical adventure tells a much bigger story and conveys an important message about loss and love. Grandad's house is at the bottom of Syd's garden and Syd can go round... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/07/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Little Home Bird
Jo Empson
Discover how Little Bird ends up finding happiness in his new home from home in this beautifully illustrated picture book. Perfect for all children who love home, however many they may have. Featured in: 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Zim Zam Zoom Zappy Poems to Read Out Loud
James Carter
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award 16 poems to read out loud - perfect for sharing at home or at school Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Green Lizards vs Red Rectangles
Steve Antony
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award A brave and thought-provoking picture book about war and peace from the hottest new talent around. Featured in: 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

A Beginner's Guide to Bearspotting
Michelle Robinson
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Month, February 2016 Feel brave enough to go on a huge adventure? If so, this is the book to guide you! Bearspotting can be a scary business and... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

How to Find Gold
Viviane Schwarz
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and January 2016 Book of the Month It has a publication date of January, yet How to Find Gold is already likely to top my... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Take Away the A
Michael Escoffier
Winner of the English Association 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 - Non-Fiction 4-7 category and Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award What a difference a letter makes! Without the G the glove falls in love; remove the K and the... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Imaginary Fred
Eoin Colfer
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and One of our Books of the Year 2015 -Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Year 2015 There are so many adjectives you could use to describe this book - extraordinary, dazzling, original, funny,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 29/09/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy


Back to top

7 - 11 Years - Longlisted titles

The Wolves of Currumpaw
William Grill
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | A beautiful and moving re-telling of the first short story from Ernest Thompson Seton's 1898 classic collection, ‘Wild Animals I Have Known', this second book from award winner William Grill takes us... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Heartsong
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award An extraordinary illustrated tale set within the dark mystery of Venice and composer Vivaldi's life about an orphan who finds her voice and future through the healing power of music - created by... Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

How to Fight a Dragon's Fury
Cressida Cowell
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This is the twelfth book in Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series and she brings it to a tremendous and fitting finale. The fate of the dragon world lies in the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedPugs of the Frozen North
Philip Reeve
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Award winning author partners Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre head north for their latest adventure. Shen the cabin boy is abandoned... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedPerijee & Me
Ross Montgomery
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and March 2016 Book of the Month You can rely on Ross Montgomery to put an unexpected twist and an extra helping of humanity into... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedBeetle Boy
M.G. Leonard
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and March 2016 Julia Eccleshare's Debut of the Month A... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Soon
Morris Gleitzman
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award The Second World War has officially ended, but the streets are still a battleground - for food, for shelter, for protection... Felix is in hiding to stay safe, but finds he has been... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

My Name's Not Friday
Jon Walter
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award This boy has bought me. He owns me body and soul, and my worth has been set at six hundred dollars. Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Greenling
Levi Pinfold
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The ACB with Honora Lee
Kate De Goldi
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Every Saturday Perry and her father visit her gran, Honora Lee, at the Santa Lucia retirement home. Honora is outspoken and sull of surprises. Perry adores her, but Gran's memory is failing. As Perry... Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Under Earth, Under Water
Aleksandra Mizielinski, Daniel Mizielinski
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThe Wolf Wilder
Katherine Rundell
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and September 2016 Book of the Month Wolves, wildness and freedom are at the heart of this thrilling story. Wolf wilders are employed to reintroduce... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Harry Miller's Run
David Almond
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Award-winning David Almond tells a lively story which captures the exuberance of a trio of lads and one girl who set off one hot summer morning to run from their homes in Newcastle... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
Christopher Edge
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award In a Nutshell: time travel – family – stardust Even physicists struggle to understand quantum theory but Christopher Edge makes a very fine attempt at an explanation, though the most striking thing about... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Gorilla Dawn
Gill Lewis
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Gill Lewis writes outstanding animal stories, and Gorilla Dawn is very good indeed. The setting is the forests of the Congo, home to the great lowland gorilla but also to rebel soldiers, who... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Frank Cottrell Boyce
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | April 2016 Book of the Month With all the invention, originality and insight that is typical of his writing for children, Frank... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedTime Travelling with a Hamster
Ross Welford
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2017 - Best Story | Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards, Children's Book category, 2016 | One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Shortlisted for The... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
Horatio Clare
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Winner of The Branford Boase Award 2016. One of our Books of the Year 2015. This is a special and unusual book. It features some beautiful writing, and conjures up the sights, sounds... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/09/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Dreaming the Bear
Mimi Thebo
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Darcy feels alone in the vast snowy wilderness of Yellowstone National Park, until she comes across a wounded grizzly bear. Their unexpected, yet warm friendship gives Darcy a new lease of life, and... Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThe Thing About Jellyfish
Ali Benjamin
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and October 2016 Debut of the Month Twelve year old Suzy's confusion following the death of her best friend fuels this roller-coaster debut novel. When... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/09/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Marvels
Brian Selznick
Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving tribute... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 15/09/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Hell and High Water
Tanya Landman
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Shortlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 The astonishing story of a young man's quest to find justice for his father, from... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedLittle Bits of Sky
S. E. Durrant
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | May 2016 Debut of the Month This moving story of looked-after children describes the difficulties they face, but is nonetheless uplifting. Ira and her little brother Zac live in Skilly House, what... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Island
Nicky Singer
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | One of our Books of the Year 2015 - December 2015 Book of the Month Island is a powerful and vivid new story from Nicky Singer, the prize-winning author of Feather Boy. London... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 28/10/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy


Back to top

12 - 16 Years - Longlisted titles

Reader ReviewedOne
Sarah Crossan
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Winner of the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Joint Winner of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Awards. Shortlisted for the Children's category of the... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Crow Mountain
Lucy Inglis
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Fate sets two English girls, Hope and Emily, on parallel journeys more than a hundred years apart. Both find freedom and love in the wild mountains of Montana, but what they don't know... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Salt to the Sea
Ruta Sepetys
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award It's early 1945 and a group of people trek across Germany, bound together by their desperation to reach the ship that can take them away from the war-ravaged land. Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

A Graphic Novel
Kath Shackleton
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award An extraordinary, beautifully illustrated graphic novel that looks at the horrors of the Holocaust through the eyes of children and young people who lived through it Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 26/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Stars at Oktober Bend
Glenda Millard
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month | In a Nutshell: Survival | Friendship | Power of words Heartrending and, ultimately, hopeful, this tells the extraordinarily powerful tale of unforgettable Alice, whose “soul... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Railhead
Philip Reeve
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month Set in a shining future world, where trains rumble not just through towns and countryside but across whole galaxies, Philip Reeve's new novel drenches its readers... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedConcentr8
William Sutcliffe
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Set in a near-future version of London, where a drug called Concentr8 has been extensively prescribed to young people diagnosed with ADHD, this is the brilliantly provocative second young adult novel from the... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/06/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedHow Not to Disappear
Clare Furniss
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | August 2016 Book of the Month Hattie's life changes forever when she meets the great aunt she never knew she had. Gloria by... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/07/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Crossover
Kwame Alexander
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award ‘The Crossover' is original and absolutely stunning, both visually and emotionally, it's also an award winner, and deserves to be. First published in the United States in 2014 and described perfectly as a... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/10/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThe Rest of Us Just Live Here
Patrick Ness
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 | Shortlisted for the Children's category of the Books are My Bag Readers Awards 2016. Daring,... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Smell of Other People's Houses
Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | Longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2016 Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock's extraordinary, stunning debut is both moving, and deeply authentic. These intertwining stories of love, tragedy, wild luck, and salvation on the edge... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

The Nest
Kenneth Oppel
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | March 2016 Book of the Month A truly exceptional, uniquely unsettling work in which the stinging clarity and poignancy of Oppel's writing is exquisitely... Featured in: 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThe Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen
Susin Nielsen
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award From the author of Lovereading4kids favourite We Are All Made of Molecules, this is another book that grips from the first chapter, a heart-breaking story that will nonetheless make readers laugh and... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Orbiting Jupiter
Gary D. Schmidt
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award Before meeting his new foster brother, Jack understands what he and his family are ‘getting into'. Fourteen-year-old Joseph almost killed a teacher, and he has a three-month-old daughter, Jupiter, whom he's never seen.... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThe Icarus Show
Sally Christie
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | January 2016 Book of the Month There's something appealing just about the format and feel of this book – a small hardback, it looks... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedThe Red Abbey Chronicles: Maresi
Maria Turtschaninoff
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award | January 2015 Debut of the Month What an unusual and powerful novel. The setting is an island in an unspecified fantasy world inhabited... Featured in: YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 14/01/2016
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy

Reader ReviewedFire Colour One
Jenny Valentine
Longlisted for the UKLA 2017 Book Award and Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016. Julia Eccleshare's Pick of the Year 2015 Guardian Prize winning author Jenny Valentine's long-awaited new novel is clever, beautifully written, full of ideas. It tells... Featured in: YA readers | 13+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2015
Info Extract Wishlist Compare Price Buy


Back to top See ALL Authors in this category
See ALL Featured Books (with opening extracts) in this category
Share this page

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

Lovereading4kids is pleased to support and co-sponsor the UKLA Book Awards this year. Run by the UK Literacy Association, what makes these awards so unique is that they are the only awards judged entirely by active classroom teachers, who are able to share the books with their classes and genuinely discover what works with young readers.

The UKLA Selection Panel, Lynda Graham says: “the quality of submissions this year was overwhelming and the panel had no easy task, but we are confident that the teachers and schools involved in the judging will benefit enormously from the impact of these quality texts ”

For the first time ever the judges for these unique book awards, which are the only awards judged by active classroom teachers, will come from Scotland, with the 56 judges spread right across the country from Aberdeen to Renfrewshire!

There are 3 groups of judges for each age category and they have until the end of February to read the longlisted books, discuss them with their group leaders, and share them with pupils. All groups will then meet together for the difficult task of choosing their shortlist of 6 books in each category.

All the longlisted books are shown in this special category and we have exclusive extracts available right here for many of the titles.

Shortlists will be announced w/b 13 March 2017.

For more information on the UKLA Awards visit www.ukla.org/awards

Click here to view the winners and shortlisted titles for 2016.


Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools