Award of the Week: UKLA Children’s Book Award
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, and to 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 their regular classroom experience.
2018 UKLA Book Awards Winners
|Age 3-6 Category
|Carrot and Pea
By: Morag Hood
Although he is different in size, color, and shape, the peas like and accept their friend, Colin the carrot.
|Age 7-11 Category (Tie)
|Welcome to Nowhere
By: Elizabeth Laird
Twelve-year-old Omar and his brothers and sister were born and raised in the beautiful and bustling city of Bosra, Syria. Omar doesn’t care about politics – all he wants is to grow up to become a successful businessman who will take the world by storm. But when his clever older brother, Musa, gets mixed up with some young political activists, everything changes. Before long, bombs are falling, people are dying, and Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home with only what they can carry. But no matter how far they run, the shadow of war follows them – until they have no choice but to attempt the dangerous journey to escape their homeland altogether. But where do you go, when you cannot go home?.
| Lesser Spotted Animals: the coolest creatures you never heard of
By: Martin Brown
This ambitious nonfiction picture book uncovers extraordinary, rarely spotlighted creatures, presented in both an informative and funny way.
|Age 12-16+ Category
|We Come Apart
By: Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
The story of Nicu and Jess, two troubled teens whose paths cross in the unlikeliest of places. Nicu has emigrated from Romania to England and is struggling to find his place in his new home. Meanwhile, Jess’s home life is overshadowed by violence. When Nicu and Jess meet, what starts out as friendship slowly blossoms into romance as the two bond over their painful pasts and their hope and dreams of a better future. But will they be able to save each other, let alone themselves?