2018 Ceremony cancellation and retrospective

Due to an unprecedented amount of snow, with the world outside looking like Narnia, we have reluctantly decided to cancel today’s TSBA Ceremony.  With very many thanks to Tony Jones of Emanuel for putting such hard work into the Ceremony and doing everything possible to keep the event alive until the very last minute.  The winner will be announced on the blog at 4 today, and the student winners at 4.30. In the meantime, enjoy the past years by looking at this wonderful video Tony and his students made.


Author Spotlight: Marcus Sedgwick


Marcus Sedgwick is the author of our shortlisted book ‘She is not invisible’.  He is a prolific author with his books being shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie medal no less than six times. She is not Invisible has won four other awards so far, and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Book Award.  In order to write She is not Invisible Marcus worked closely with students and their librarian in a school for visually impaired students, so that he could understand more closely what it was like to be his heroine, and the students checked his novel for facts before publishing.His latest, just published book Saint Death is a searingly honest story about life in South America, most particularly about the grinding poverty a rich lifestyle imposes on the poor. We hope you enjoy She is not Invisible, and go on to read Marcus’s other books.

Sense-ational new year!

Welcome to the third year of the Trinity Schools Book Award. This year, our theme is Sense-sational – exploring the five senses in fiction.  A slight change to the format, based on feedback is that this year we shall have only one main list of books, with a supplementary further reading list called Trinity Plus. Creative responses can be made on any book on any list, and reviews can also be written on all books. Please do respond to the books on the website as well. The only restriction is the the winner will be chosen from the main list, although all of the books will enhance your experience of all of the senses. Enjoy reading the books!