Resource type: Book awards
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3
Region(s): All of UK
The UKLA Book Awards are judged by teachers and part of the criteria for selection is the positive impact of a book in a classroom setting. The aim of the awards is to promote teachers’ knowledge of recently-published, high-quality children’s books that can reflect all identities. There are four award categories:
- Fiction and Poetry for 3-6 year-olds.
- Fiction and Poetry for 7-10+ year-olds.
- Fiction and Poetry for 11-14+ year-olds.
- Information Books for 3-14+ year-olds.
An initial longlist is put together by the UKLA Awards team but the shortlists and final winners are all chosen by panels of classroom teachers.
See the titles shortlisted for the 2022 UKLA Book Awards here.
- Applications to be part of the panel of Teacher Judges open in June.
- The longlists are announced in September and Teacher Judges begin the process of reading, sharing the books with their pupils and discussing them with their group leaders.
- The shortlists are announced in March.
- The winners of the 2022 UKLA Book Awards will be announced on 1st July 2022.
About UK Literacy Association: The UKLA is a registered charity dedicated to informing and supporting all those concerned with the development of language, literacy and communication.
- The North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards are also voted for by teachers. Teachers from across the country can take part and vote for their favourite titles from shortlists in six different categories.
- The Teachers’ Reading Challenge and the OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Groups both provide further opportunities for teachers to read and discuss children’s books with their peers.
- Books for Keeps is a free online magazine designed to help teachers and librarians keep abreast of new titles and issues relating to the children’s book world.
- For a full list of children’s book awards click here.