UKLA Book Award News

New Criteria, new award and new publishers reflected in UKLA Book Awards 2020 longlists

Monday, September 23, 2019

​The 12th year of these unique book awards, which are the only national awards judged by active classroom teachers, sees a revision of the age boundaries and the creation of a new award category for information books, as well as revised judging criteria seeking to make the awards more diverse and inclusive.

​UKLA BOOK AWARD WINNERS 2019

Friday, July 12, 2019

The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers who are looking for texts that can “enhance all aspects of literacy learning”.The process ensures they are able to share the books with their classes and discover what genuinely works with young readers in each of the three age categories and so their judgements are soundly based on pupil response.

​A source of massive enjoyment: Taking part in the UKLA Book Awards

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Here Brenda Ainsley talks about the enjoyment and professional enrichment she has gained from being part of the UKLA Book Awards judging process

Shortlists announced for the unique award from teachers

Monday, April 08, 2019

In the only national book awards which are judged by teachers, the choices reflect yet more evidence for the growing popularity of verse novels.

UKLA and LoveReading launch a new scheme for teachers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

​We are delighted to announce that the UKLA is embarking upon an even deeper partnership with our friends at LoveReading. Would you be interested in becoming a Teacher Reviewer for them?

National Poetry Day 2018: The UKLA Book Awards celebrate poetry on the 2019 longlists

Monday, October 01, 2018

​On National Poetry Day, UKLA Book Awards 2019 invite you to dip into longlisted books that celebrate rhyme and rhythm and free verse.

LONGLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019 UKLA BOOK AWARDS

Monday, September 10, 2018

The judges for these unique book awards, now in their 11th year and the only awards judged by active classroom teachers, will enjoy the challenge of reading a diverse range of exciting texts from debut authors and small imprints, as well as from more established authors and publishers, selected for them by an experienced panel of past teacher judges, ex-teachers, librarians and consultants.

UKLA BOOK AWARD WINNERS 2018

Friday, July 06, 2018

The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers. In their 10th Anniversary year, their choice of winning books which, according to the criteria, can “enhance all aspects of literacy learning” clearly demonstrates that teachers’ judgements are soundly based on pupil response.

Shortlists Announced for the Unique Awards from Teachers

Monday, March 26, 2018

In the only national book awards which are judged by teachers, the choices reflect their preference for the diversity and quality offered by small independent publishers.

LONGLISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2018 UKLA BOOK AWARDS

Monday, September 11, 2017

The judges for these unique book awards, which are the only awards judged by active classroom teachers, will this year come from Wales, with the 2018 UKLA International Conference, at which the eventual winners are announced, being held in Cardiff.

UKLA Book Awards 2017 Winners Announced!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Teacher judges acknowledge the power of pictures amongst awards celebrating language, image and imagination

Shortlists Announced for the Unique Awards from Teachers

Monday, March 06, 2017

For the first time illustrated books in all three age categories. Past winner Philip Reeve shortlisted in two categories with Brian Selznick, Gill Lewis and Benji Davies each with potential second award. Debut authors challenge medal winning heavyweights in each category

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