The shortlist is here!
This year we have moved the reading time to the Spring term, and this time constraint required a collaborative approach to choosing the shortlist. This is exciting because it means none of the adults involved has collectively read all 5 books, so both students & staff will have the same reading experience throughout the award process.
Students have the Spring term to read all 5 shortlisted books in the bookgroups, with voting taking place at the award ceremony at Heartlands on Monday 18th April 2016.
We are so pleased that reading groups from Haringey Libraries & Pickled Pepper Bookshop will be joining school groups for our 2nd ever award.
We are also working with Accelerated Reader so that all the shortlisted books will get quizzed, should your school use the scheme.
Would your school like to take part? Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
Ade loves living at the top of a tower block, but one day other tower blocks start falling down around him. Strange, menacing plants appear. And now his tower isn’t safe any more. Ade and his mum are trapped and there seems no way out.
Whistling in the Dark by Shirley Hughes
Joan’s home is under threat from the Nazi’s terrifying nightly air-raids. It is not an easy time to be a teenager, especially when an army deserter is found lurking near their home. Who is he and why does he think Joan can help him?
The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Feo is a wolf wilder in training. When the Russian Army threatens her very existence, Feo is left with no option but to go on the run. What follows is a story of revolution and adventure, about standing up for the things you love and fighting back.
Phoenix by SF Said
In a galaxy where Humans and Aliens are at war, can Lucky, along with an Alien warrior girl, save the worlds?
The Broken King by Philip Womack
When Simon’s little sister is mysteriously snatched away to a dark other world, he is sent by a golden messenger on a dizzying quest to get her back. To enter the land of the Broken King they must complete three tasks: Eat the Shadow. Steal the Sun. Break the Air.