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 - Winner and Shortlisted titles

3 - 6 Years - Longlisted titles

7 - 11 Years - Winner and Shortlisted titles

7 - 11 Years - Longlisted titles

12 - 16 Years - Winner and Shortlisted titles

12 - 16 Years - Longlisted titles

3 - 6 Years - Winner and Shortlisted titles

3 - 6 Years - Longlisted titles

All Aboard for the Bobo Road

All Aboard for the Bobo Road

3+ readers

Author: Stephen Davies Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2016

Fatima and Galo load the luggage while their dad Big Ali drives the bus. Help count on bikes, sacks of rice, melons and even goats and chickens as the bus travels past Gurunsi houses, the hippo lake, waterfalls and jungle, all the way to Bobo.

7 - 11 Years - Winner and Shortlisted titles

7 - 11 Years - Longlisted titles

The Wolves of Currumpaw

The Wolves of Currumpaw

7+ readers

Author: William Grill Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2016

1892, New Mexico. A wolfpack roams the Currumpaw Valley, preying on the cattle and evading capture by the exasperated local ranchmen. Due to his knowledge of wolf behaviour, a British naturalist by the name of Ernest Thompson Seton is employed to hunt down their notorious pack leader, king Lobo…

My Name's Not Friday

My Name's Not Friday

11+ readers

Author: Jon Walter Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2016

Samuel's an educated boy. Been taught by a priest. He was never supposed to be a slave. He's a good boy too, thoughtful and kind. The type of boy who'd take the blame for something he didn't do, if it meant he could save his brother. So now they don't call him Samuel anymore. And the sound of guns is getting ever closer ... Jon Walter's second novel is a beautiful and moving story about the power of belief and the strength of the human spirit, set against the terrifying backdrop of the American Civil War.

12 - 16 Years - Winner and Shortlisted titles

12 - 16 Years - Longlisted titles

A Graphic Novel

A Graphic Novel

13+ readers

Author: Kath Shackleton Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/04/2016

Based on a series of a BAFTA-nominated animated documentaries, the artwork in Survivors of the Holocaust has been reinvented to bring together six different real-life survivors' account of the Holocaust. Every word rings with truth, whether it describes the bleak fear of arriving at Auschwitz or the sheer terror of Kristallnacht, and is complemented by dazzling, clever artwork. This unique children's book aims to bring the survivors' stories to a new audience. It is an important, timely reminder of the horrors that can be inflicted on innocent people and a reflection of the Holocaust's legacy today. The Holocaust is an important part of the history curriculum at Key Stage 3.

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.

The shortlist has just been announced and all books which appear on both the shortlist and the longlist are shown in this special category - and we have exclusive extracts available right here for many of the titles.

The winners were announced on June 30th 2017 at the UKLA International Conference, University of Strathclyde.

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

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

 

 

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