UKLA invites teachers to submit their entries for the Our Class Loves This Book Award: The John Downing Award 2016, sponsored by Just Imagine.
The United Kingdom Literacy Association is calling for submissions for this year’s Our Class Love This Book: The John Downing Award 2016.
Using books short listed for the UKLA Book Awards 2015, this award encourages teachers to explore a book in detail, by not only looking at the author and the text but also immersing their classes into worlds of possibility thinking.
The shortlisted books for ages 3-6, 7-11 and 12-16+ are…
|Looking At The Stars||Jo Cotterill||Bodley Head|
|Vango: Between Sky and Earth||Timothée de Fombelle ( author) & Sarah Ardizzone (translator)||Walker Books|
|The Year of the Rat||Clare Furniss||Simon and Schuster|
|Every Day||David Levithan||Egmont|
|Counting by 7’s||Holly Goldberg Sloan||Piccadilly Press|
|Rose Under Fire||Elizabeth Wein||Egmont|
|Stay Where You Are Then Leave||John Boyne||Doubleday|
|Us Minus Mum||Heather Butler||Little, Brown|
|Blackberry Blueand other fairy tales||Jamila Gavin & Richard Collingridge (illustrator)||Tamarind Books|
|Cowgirl||Giancarlo Gemin||Nosy Crow|
|Scarlet Ibis||Gill Lewis||Oxford University Press|
|Oliver and the Seawigs||Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre (illustrator)||Oxford University Press|
|The Yes||Sarah Bee and Satoshi Kitamura (illustrator)||Andersen Press|
|Z is for Moose||Kelly Bingham & Paul O. Zelinsky (illustrator)||Andersen Press|
|The Day the Crayons Quit||Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers (illustrator)||HarperCollins|
|Hermelin: The Detective Mouse||Mini Grey||Jonathan Cape|
|Shh! We Have a Plan||Chris Haughton||Walker Books|
|The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water||Gemma Merino||Macmillan Children’s Books|
Teachers may decide to use their chosen book as part of a theme they are teaching with their children. It could be an author study, or maybe a one off exploration – the choice is theirs!
The response can be presented in any way, e.g. through information technology, dance, art, drama, writing, music, spoken presentation or any combination of these.
Entries are invited any time during the autumn term 2015 and early Spring term 2016.
The deadline for entries is 28th of February 2016, 5pm UK time.
For more information on how to enter and eligibility criteria visit http://ukla.org/awards/our-class-loves-this-book-the-john-downing-award