UKLA Book Awards Shadowing Programme

Discussion groups of teachers and students shadowing the shortlists of the UKLA Book Awards

Teachers

UKLA teacher members are invited to shadow the UKLA Book Awards shortlists in the Summer term.  They can choose one category:  3-6+, 7-10+, 11-14+ or Information books 3-14+.

Teachers are asked to borrow the 6 shortlisted books from their local library, buy them from local independent bookshops or order packs at generous discount from Marilyn Brocklehurst, NCBC, our conference Bookseller.

All teachers taking part are eligible to vote – The voting link will be sent to all registered teachers.

The winning authors, illustrators & translators of this vote are honoured at the prestigious UKLA Book Awards Ceremony – part of the UKLA International Conference. Participating teachers are invited to this ceremony, in 2023 on June 23rd at Exeter University. The invitation will be sent to all those registered to shadow the shortlists.

Student discussion groups

HE Tutor members are invited to lead discussion groups of student teachers shadowing the UKLA Book Awards shortlists. Each tutor can lead a group shadowing one of the four award categories: 3-6+, 7-10+, 11-14+ or  Information Books 3-14+.

Tutors are asked to borrow copies of their 6 shortlisted books from their local library, buy from their local independent bookshop or order packs at generous discount from Marilyn Brocklehurst, NCBC, our conference Bookseller.

All tutors and students taking part are eligible to vote,  June 2023 .The link will be sent to all registered tutors nearer the time.

The winning authors, illustrators & translators of this vote are honoured at the prestigious UKLA Book Awards Ceremony – part of the UKLA International Conference. Participating tutors and students are invited to this ceremony, in 2023 at the university of Exeter on June 23rd.

Registered tutors are also invited to nominate students for NEU sponsored conference places (up to two students from their UKLA Book Award students’ shadowing group) The committee will consider the strengths of each nomination in three key areas:

  • Engagement in the shadowing process beyond book group discussion (both on and off-line)
  • Innovative or effective practice using the books with children/in the classroom
  • Involvement in wider school/community initiatives involving reading/the books from shadowing

The winning students and their tutors are invited to the UKLA International Conference as guests of the association. They will be honoured at the Book Awards ceremony and receive places at the Saturday conference as guests of the association.

The 2022 winners are:

University of Birmingham, nominated by Emily Wingfield

Evelyn West

Emily Garratt

Naadia Hussein

University of Cambridge, nominated by Elizabeth Rawlinson-Mills

Dhechen Lama

University of Roehampton, nominated by Anna Harrison

Emily Scott

UKLA congratulates our 2022 NEU Sponsored Students and their nominating tutors!

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