Independent judging panel recognises six truly outstanding titles
Teach Primary is delighted to announce the winners of its New Children’s Fiction Awards, an innovative scheme designed to recognise books that are perfect for primary school teachers to share with, and recommend to, their pupils. This celebration of original and engaging writing has been judged by a distinguished panel of judges, including author Jon Mayhew, Abigail Moss from the National Literacy Trust and BBC broadcaster Jo Whiley, as well as Corinne Gotch from The Reading Agency, Readathon’s Brough Girling, and Cari Rosen, editor of Gransnet.
The winner of the EYFS category is Oi Frog! by Kes Gray and Jim Field (Hodder Children’s Books) with This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne (Oxford University Press) judged worth of runner up.
For KS1, Polly and the Puffin by Jenny Colgan (Little, Brown) is the judges’ favourite with My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat by Pamela Butchart (Nosy Crow) coming second in the category.
Scarlet Ibis by Gill Lewis (Oxford University Press) is the winner for KS2 category, with the runner up title Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen (Random House) also impressing the panel.
Full descriptions of the winners and runners up, and lists of the shortlisted books, are published in Teach Reading & Writing magazine, a one-off special focused on literacy across the primary curriculum, out 1st June 2015.