We have worked incredibly hard on this year's longlist for the North Somerset Teachers' Book Award. Many many hours of book hunting, reading, discussion and preparation have gone into the announcement of the books we are championing this year.
The majority of members of our award long listing group are full time educators, working in Primary schools. We are driven by our love of children's literature and the power of story. Passionately proud of this year's list, we cannot wait to share each book with you in our reviews as we work towards shortlisting our favourites.
This year, we are excited to have added a new category to our award- 'Moving On' books. We have introduced this to our award to address the need for books for readers who are ready for a more challenging read, but are (perhaps) not ready for older teen/YA fiction. This new category brings the 2016 award groups total to six -
We are certain there will be a great book for every reader in this year's award longlist. So, without further ado, please follow the link and take a look.