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Spark! Book Awards 2021

This year there's a new award called the Spark! Richmond & Kingston Children's Book Award. The winners are chosen by the children of participating Richmond & Kingston primary schools, including St Richard's.  There will be lots of different ways to take part and everyone can vote.  The winners will be announced in June.


The shortlist of books was announced in January. The categories are:- Ages 4-7, Ages 7-9 & Ages 9-11. Click on this link to see the film telling you the names of the books on the shortlists - and see if you can spot some familiar announcers.  


Find out more & join in some great activities in this copy of Buzz magazine You can also ask an adult to follow the awards on Twitter or Facebook



Ages 4-7* ( Picture books for reading independently or sharing)

Avocado Asks by Momoko Abe

Clean Up! by Nathan Bryon

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth Booth

Who's Your Real Mum by Bernadette Gree

Ages 7-9 (Books for independent readers but with more illustrations)

Llama Out Loud by Annabelle Sami

The Long Lost Diary of the World's Worst Samurai Warrior by Tim Collins

Too Small Tola by Atinuke

Willow Wildthing & the Swamp Monster by Gill Lewis

Ages 9-11(Longer books for more confident readers/with age related content)

A Clock of Stars by Francesca Gibbons

The Super-Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates - by Jenny Pearson

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk - by Natasha Farrant

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten