Southwark Book Award 2009

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Southwark Book Award : a reading and transition project for Year 6 and 7 students in the London Borough of Southwark

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Southwark Book Award 2009

  1. 1. Southwark Schools’ Book Award 2009 A Reading Project for Year 6 and 7
  2. 2. What is the ‘Southwark Schools’ Book Award’? <ul><li>Reading project for Year 6 and Year 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Set up in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusively for pupils from the Southwark area of London </li></ul>
  3. 3. What do you have to do? <ul><li>Read the shortlisted books </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the books with other year 6 and 7 students </li></ul><ul><li>Write reviews of the books. These will be published on the website! </li></ul><ul><li>Comment on the books using Voicethread on the website </li></ul><ul><li>Vote for your favourite books on the website </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate the winning books! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why do we take part? <ul><li>To link secondary schools and primaries </li></ul><ul><li>To promote enjoyment in reading </li></ul><ul><li>To extend reading choices </li></ul>
  5. 5. Which schools are involved? <ul><li>There are 25 primary and secondary schools taking part this year including yours! </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Books!!
  7. 7. Alligator by Theresa Breslin <ul><li>Jono didn't mean to buy an alligator. It just sort of happened.  </li></ul><ul><li>And now his mum's going to kill him... if the alligator doesn't get there first!  </li></ul><ul><li>A hilarious comedy. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney <ul><li>An exciting new series begins. Greg Heffley is thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. </li></ul><ul><li>The hazards of growing up are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dog Lost by Ingrid Lee <ul><li>Cash is the puppy nobody wants - a pit-bull - a throwaway dog. </li></ul><ul><li>A shivering wet bundle, Cash arrives in the life of twelve-year-old Mackenzie. And from that moment boy and dog share a love neither has ever known before. </li></ul><ul><li>But when Cash is kicked out by Mackenzie's father, she finds herself lost and alone in a cruel world. </li></ul><ul><li>Will she ever find her boy again? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce <ul><li>Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he’s the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster – or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. </li></ul><ul><li>Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. </li></ul><ul><li>Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn’t all about being a grown-up. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Shade of Hettie Daynes by R. Swindells <ul><li>If you expect to see a ghost, you see a ghost… </li></ul><ul><li>That’s what Bethan tells herself when her brother Harry takes her to see the ghost at the old reservoir. But she really can see it: a pale figure floating over the water, one finger pointing downwards. </li></ul><ul><li>Local legend says that the ghost is Hettie Daynes, an ancestor of their family, who vanished over a hundred years ago. </li></ul><ul><li>If so, what does she want ? And why is she appearing now? Harry and Bethan and their friends Rob and Alison are determined to find out! </li></ul><ul><li>A deliciously shivery ghost tale from multi award-winning author Robert Swindells. </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin by Alan Shea <ul><li>Twelve-year old Alice is growing up in a grey world of old bombsites, in post war London. It’s a tough life made harder by her difficult step-dad. </li></ul><ul><li>Alice’s escape is her imagination, which always brightens her day. But when a new boy called Reggie starts school, her mind begins playing tricks on her. She seems oddly drawn to him and whenever they are together the world becomes a more exciting and colourful place. </li></ul><ul><li>A place where imagination appears to becomes real: where a bubble-gum machine can suddenly explode into a thousand coloured balls, a handful of fireworks become the greatest show ever, and a row on the lake becomes a terrifying adventure. </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Project <ul><li>Copies of books available in every participating school for nominated groups to… </li></ul><ul><li>Borrow, read, discuss and review </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils post reviews, comments and votes on website </li></ul><ul><li>All pupils and teachers will meet for the final events, during the week of 29 th June, to celebrate the winning book </li></ul>
  14. 14. Visit the website to find out more… <ul><li>www.southwarkbookaward.org.uk </li></ul>

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