Take Two 2022

Our new Award features our absolute favourites from previous years, which didn’t win the Award.  We thought we would like to give them a second go, so 2022 is all about these wonderful books.  If you have taken part in all of our Awards, you may enjoy reading old favourites; if you haven’t, you are in for a treat!  None of these books are second best – they are all top favourites of ours!

And the winner of the 2021 award is – Susin Nielsen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were delighted to award the 2021 Trinity Schools Book Award to Susin Nielsen for this wonderful story about homelessness.  Although Susin couldn’t join us live for the Ceremony at Ibstock Place School as she was on set filming, she recorded a wonderful and heartfelt message of thanks to all the students who had read and loved her book enough to vote it the winner in a very strong shortlist.

The online Ceremony, held at Ibstock Place School, was ably put together by their librarian, Helen Cleaves.  We had an excellent Q&A with all the authors who ‘attended’ the ceremony, with pupils submitting the questions beforehand.  We had some very tantalising glimpses into the writer’s dens and methods of working, and some hints about next books due to come out soon.

Always a highlight of the Trinity Schools Book Award is it’s unique focus on creative responses to books, and we saw some amazing examples of the work that students produced for this shortlist.  They will be up on the website shortly.

Everyone at the ceremony enjoyed themselves, and we look forward to next years Awards.  The new shortlist will be revealed shortly.

Authors attending the digital ceremony!

We are very excited to announce that we have a fabulous line of of authors for our students to ‘meet’ in the Ceremony later on today. We have Sharna Jackson, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Kenneth Oppel, Bali Rai and Victoria Williamson! The lucky attendees will be able to question the authors after the announcement of the winning author (can’t wait for that!), and then at the end of the Ceremony they will get a sneak preview of next year’s theme and books as well!

New Ceremony Date announced!

We have taken the decision to postpone the usual date of our Ceremony, which takes place in March every year.  This is to help everyone who has had to close over this period, and who are having trouble in getting books into the hands of their readers.  The Ceremony will be a digital only one this year, and will now take place on Wednesday May 26th at 4.15.  It will be streamed from Ibstock Place School.

The deadline for votes and for Creative submissions has also changed accordingly, and this new date will be Friday 19th March.

Enjoy the extra time you have for reading!