UKLA Our Class Loves this Book Award

Sponsored by Prue Goodwin, this prestigious UKLA Award celebrates a class’ response (led by their teacher) to one of the books shortlisted for the UKLA Book Awards.

This award encourages teachers to explore a book in detail, by not only looking at the author and the text, but also immersing their classes into worlds of possibility thinking. Teachers may decide to use their chosen book as part of a theme they are teaching with their children, it could be an author study, or maybe a one off exploration – the choice is theirs!

The response can be presented in any way, e.g. through information technology, dance, art, drama, writing, music, spoken presentation or any combination of these.

The winning teachers (and their authors) are invited to the UKLA International Conference as guests of the Association, honoured at the awards ceremony and invited to present a seminar at the conference.

UKLA also hopes to arrange an author visit to the winning schools.


Submission Guidelines 2024

Submissions should be sent to or posted to arrive by Friday 19th April at UKLA, Room 9 c/o VAL, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester, LE1 5SN  

Click here to see our 2023 Winners


Please see our 2023 Winners films below:

Primary School 2023 winner Laura Mole – Westonbirt School, Tetbury

Secondary winner 2023 Emily Fairbrother- Abbeywood School, Rotherham

View Our Previous Winners Below:

The 2021 winner is:

 Year 6 and their teacher Ben Harris from Dunmow St Mary’s Primary School in Essex. Chair of judges, Chris Lockwood writes: Ben’s winning entry celebrates the unadulterated joy of a teacher reading aloud to their class every day, allowing the children to respond individually and collectively with verve, creativity and passion:

The 2020 joint winners are: 

Class Primary 1 and their teacher Zoe Lindsay at Craigbank Primary School, Sauchie, Alloa, Clackmannanshire for their submission based on the picture book Bob’s Blue Period by Marion Deuchars published by Laurence King:

Year 6 and their teacher Elena Bezoari at Ranby House School, Retford, Nottinghamshire for workbased on The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, published by Bloomsbury:

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