We’re excited to be launching this year’s Laurus Trust Libraries Book Awards (LTBAs). Five books are shortlisted, but which book will win…?
At the Laurus Trust, reading is at the heart of the curriculum.
A child who reads independently for pleasure is one who is likely to experience academic success as well as a huge host of benefits to their health, well-being and personal development.
Our Trust Librarians all share the same goal: to immerse students in a reading culture that creates and develops impassioned young readers.
We believe books have the power to open up new worlds, broaden perspectives, and transform lives.
As such, the Laurus Trust Librarians are thrilled to announce the return of the Laurus Trust Libraries Book Awards (LTBAs), and to welcome Priestnall School to the scheme!
The scheme aims to introduce students to some of the best new writing on offer, with the prestigious ‘LTBA’ awarded annually to the author of an outstanding book written for young people within the last two years.
Students have many opportunities to get involved, whether that’s through lessons, Electives, author talks, competitions, or through LTBA events happening in the library!
The five fantastic books on the shortlist have been nominated by Trust Librarians in consultation with students and cater to a wide range of interests and reading abilities.
The Shortlisted Books
The five books in the running this year are:
Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree
Nominated by Hazel Grove High School (Miss Hughes)
Speak Up! by Rebecca Burgess
Nominated by Laurus Ryecroft (Miss Hampson)
This Book Kills by Ravena Guron
Nominated by Didsbury High School (Miss McMillan)
Let’s Play Murder by Kesia Lupo
Nominated by Cheadle Hulme High School (Mrs Bond)
Ravencave by Marcus Sedgwick
Through the LTBAs, we aim to excite and inspire students, create conversations around reading, and instil a life-long love of literature.
The winner of the Laurus Trust Libraries Book Award will be revealed at the beginning of Term 3.
Until then, we extend a warm invitation to the entire Trust community to borrow, read and discuss our five brilliant shortlisted titles.
Here’s to another year embracing the magic of books!
Interested in the LTBA Elective?
The LTBA Elective will begin in January and is open to all KS3.
You’ll have the chance to read, rate and discuss all the shortlisted books in much more depth.
LTBA Elective students will also have the chance to get involved in organising a celebratory end of year event where the winning title will be crowned!