The only national book awards judged by teachers! United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Book Awards are now in their 13th year.
The 2021 winners were announced virtually on July 1st alongside the result of the teacher’s Shadowing choices.
For the first time in this category the judges selected Joint Winners because both novels were considered so exceptional that both deserved the highest accolade.
Joint Winner 11- 14+ category:
Run Rebel written by Manjeet Mann (Penguin)ISBN: 978-0241411421)
The Last Paper Crane written by Kerry Drewery, illustrated by Natsko Seki. (Hot Key Books) ISBN: 978-1471408472
Check Mates written by Stewart Foster (Simon & Schuster) ISBN: 978-1471172236
Highly Commended 7-10+ category
Owen and the Soldier written by Lisa Thompson, illustrated by Mike Lowery (Barrington Stoke) ISBN: 978-1781128657
Winner 3-6+ category
Look Up! Written by Nathan Bryon, illustrated by Dapo Adeola. (Puffin) ISBN: 978-0241345849
Highly Commended 3-6+
Tibble and Grandpa written by Wendy Meddour, illustrated by Daniel Egneus. (Oxford) ISBN: 978-0192771964
Winner Information Books 3-14+
The Undefeated written by Kwame Alexander, illustrated by Kadir Nelson. (Andersen Press) ISBN: 978-1783449293
3-6+ Look Up! (see above)
7- 10+ Joint Winners:
Check Mate (see above)
The Highland Falcon Thief By M.G.Leonard and Sam Sedgeman (Macmillan) ISBN: 978-1529013061
11-14+ Clap When You Land Elizabeth Acevedo. (Hot Key) ISBN:978-1471409127
Information 3 -14+ The Undefeated (see above)