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.
Entries for 2021, based on the 2020 Book Awards shortlists, are invited Autumn term 2020 and Spring term 2021. The deadline is 28 May 2021.
The winning teachers (and their authors) are invited to the UKLA Virtual International Conference from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 July 2021 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.
Watch the film by 2018 winners Lynn Stuart and Heather Sanderson and their P3 pupils from Wallace Primary School, Renfrewshire, all about their work based on ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’ by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.