What makes a winner?
We don’t feel there is a blanket rule for what makes a good book or author. Reading like a lot of things is down to personal choice and preference. However we do feel that some books have helped transform our classrooms, some authors and illustrators have got ‘that’ class hooked on reading. These books deserve recognition from us, the teachers using them day in and day out, pouring over them for wonderful learning opportunities or themes that will excite debate and intrigue.
So, when casting your vote please think about what you have used in 2018 that has had impact, recognisable, tangible, impact. What poem has lit that flame of passion among children that perhaps weren’t too keen on it before? You may think you are alone in loving something, you may be very wrong. Vote and see!