Linked to the 'Federation of Children's Book Groups' North Somerset branch, Just About Books, our teacher reading groups, meet regularly to read, discuss and recommend children's literature, usually while eating cake and biscuits! Constantly asked for recommendations for books to use in the classroom and at home, we decided in 2015 that there was a need for an award aimed directly at teachers to support them in the role they play in developing reading for pleasure, creating life long readers and selecting excellent books to use in their classrooms and libraries. Seven years later, we are still here, still doing our best!
I'm Amber Roberts. Just your average teenager. Life revolves around school and my best mate, Vi. Nothing too dramatic, and certainly nothing dangerous. Well. That's how things used to be. But now, my life is way more complicated: Mum and Dad have a massive secret and Vi's being all moody. But, bigger than that, I've just been recruited as a secret agent! That's right. Me. An actual spy. Exciting? It would be, if I had a clue what I was doing . . .
- Browns Books Synopsis
Everybody loves a good story! However, some of the best stories are not ones that read aloud well. This category is looking for titles which lend themselves to being shared with an audience-whether big or small. There is a magic in creating a special bond by reading together and it takes the right book to achieve this. That is what we are looking for in this category.