Weald Book Awards 2022
Please find opposite the six books which have been chosen for the Weald Book Awards this year. We have ordered plenty of copies of these books for class.
The Weald Book Awards takes place each year with the Year 6 children asked to read six different books by six different authors. Children then take part in different activities such as designing a new front cover, creating a character to be included in the story and photographs of children reading in unusual places! All the finished activities are entered into a final competition with other local schools. Finally, there is an exciting final ceremony where the children can meet and greet the different authors. Have a look at some of our entries for this year (2019-20) which are below.
Where we choose to read
Ones to Watch: New Children's Fiction for 2022
Shipley's Book of the for May 2022
Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy
Twins Arthur and Maudie Brightstorm receive word in Lontown that their famous explorer father has died in a failed attempt to reach the southernmost point in the world. Not only that, but he has been accused of stealing fuel before he died!
The twins don't believe the news, and they answer an ad to join a new attempt to reach South Polaris. It's their only hope of learning the truth ... and salvaging their family's reputation.
As the winged ship Aurora sets sail, the twins must keep their wits about them and prove themselves worthy of the rest of the crew.
Recommended and loved by Ms Stas
The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield
One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods.
'One of my favourite authors,' Ms Stas, Sycamore Class
'Wonderful illustrations,' Ms Gorton, Sycamore Class.
'You must read this book,' Oak Class.
''You will laugh, you will cry' Sycamore Class.