Worcestershire Teen Book Award (WTBA)
At an exciting quiz and celebration event in the
Council Chamber on World Book Night on 23rd April 2013,
a packed chamber heard the winning announcement of Susanne
Winnacker's 'The Other Life' voted as best read. Students
championed their own favourites, and answered questions on all
titles before author Joe Craig talked to an eager audience about
his own writing.
View the WTBA breakdown of votes (PDF 29
Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate
- Holly Perrett, Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate, composed and
performed a poem especially for the award ceremony. Read Holly's Poem (PDF 64 KB)
- Thank you also to two creative writers from Nunnery Wood High
school who reviewed their memorable day and we share it with you
here. Read Hannah and Rosaie's
write up (PDF 67 KB).
The following titles have been voted as the best
books published in the past year by students around
the county. Now read and vote for your favourite
- Soldier Dog by Sam
- Dead Time by Anne
- The haunting of Tabitha Grey
by Vanessa Curtis
- Girl, stolen by April
- Socks are not enough by Mark
- The other life by Suzanne
Everyone welcome to read all these exciting
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.
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group to comment on the titles.
Online learning resources
parents and carers to enjoy books with children
- Federation of Children's Book
national group. Be part of this dynamic team to bring books and
authors to your school.
Connects, a DfES-funded National Reading Campaign
initiative, seeks to support schools in building their own reading
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This page was last reviewed 8 May 2013 at 10:02.
The page is next due for review 4 November 2014.