UKLA Book Award

Genres / categories


Key dates

Winner(s) announced: 02/07/2018

The UKLA Book Awards seek to celebrate children’s books in order to:
– encourage teachers to increase their professional and personal knowledge of recently published high quality children’s books
– promote the place of books for young people in all educational settings from nursery to key stage 4

The books selected for the award will be titles that teachers can share with pupils as part of regular classroom experience, eg to:

  • read for pleasure in the teacher’s read aloud programme to the whole class
  • inspire extended response from learners (through discussion, creative
  • interaction or understanding the wider curriculum)
  • be the focus of study (set books, shared and guided reading)
  • enhance all aspects of literacy learning and literary study
  • Selection committees and teacher judges are asked to look, first and
  • foremost, for well-written, engaging ‘reads’ and, where appropriate, outstanding illustration and design.