Our Theme this year is Armchair Travel

We did our best to continue with Page Turners during the pandemic, with librarians and students engaging in all sorts of ingeniously creative ways to meet virtually and share views and opinions on the books, despite the difficulties of lockdowns, school closures, restrictions and bubbles! Students read, chatted, contributed reviews, made creative responses and generally enjoyed some escapism with our theme of ‘Armchair Travel’.
As we were unable to hold our customary Gala Celebration Evening we embraced technology and reached out to our shortlisted authors all around the world to create a special Celebration video! Many of the wonderful authors generously gave their time to record or send us their answers to questions posed by our students, which you can enjoy by watching the video here:”

The shortlist and winners

Teen books 2021

City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende

Piglettes by Clementine Beauvais
Peak by Roland Smith
The Green Bicycle by Haifaa Al Mansour
The House on Hummingbird Island by Sam Angus

Young Adult Books 2021

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

Darius the Great is Not Ok by Adib Khorram
Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
The Housekeeper & the Professor by Yoko Ogawa
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

Why don’t you join in the fun too?

We would love to welcome other South East secondary schools to our book award!
Pooling our ideas, experience, resources and enthusiasm is a great way to introduce reading for pleasure activities into your school
or take them to the next level.
Contact us via the link below if you would like to find out more about how to join in the fun.