Worcestershire Teen Book Award (WTBA)
Speed dating currently taking part in schools for this years
shortlist of books you absolutely must read. Contact SLS to take
part. Dates for your diary:
- Shortlist announced - Monday 9th December 2013
- Voting closes - Friday 21st March 2014
- Award ceremony - Thursday 27th March 2014
Thanks to Waseley Hills High School, Rubery for their pictures
of Year 7 speed dating books with public library staff.
Tell us what you think on our blog:
on our blog with your favourite title. Visit: schoolslibraryservice.blogspot.co.uk
Benefits of participating in the award
- One school
developed a reading culture that was not present previously.
- Another converted a group of girls to a
traditional 'boys' writer.
- All schools have said that pupils (and some
teachers and librarians) have read books they otherwise would not
- The intention was to stretch our boundaries
and the WTBA has done just that.
- Titles published from
November one year through to the following October
- Aimed at readers aged 11 to
- Cannot be a sequel.
Pupils vote in school to whittle down to a
shortlist of six.
Books are read over Spring term and votes collated for the final
Although we encourage pupils to read as many
of the titles as possible, we will accept votes if pupils have not
read the lot, but still get excited by what they have read.
to our Facebook
group to comment on the titles.
- BBC Learning
Online learning resources
parents and carers to enjoy books with children
- Federation of Children's Book
An established national group. Be part of this dynamic team to
bring books and authors to your school.
- Reading Connects, a
DfES-funded National Reading Campaign initiative, seeks to support
schools in building their own reading culture.
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This page was last reviewed 22 November 2013 at 17:43.
The page is next due for review 21 May 2015.