Tower Hamlets Book Award 2022

About the Book Award

The annual Tower Hamlets Book Award is just one of the exciting events made possible through subscriptions to the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services.

The Book Award is for pupils aged 10 to 13 (Year 5 and up). The aim is to encourage children to read, to bring children together to enable debate and discussion about books and to encourage children to share the pleasure of reading.

You can shadow the Book Award in small or not-so-small groups. Have a look at the award timeline below for some ideas of activities.

The Books!

There were so many great books to choose from this year that we’ve gone for 7 instead of 6!

Canary Wharf Group are kindly supporting the book award again this year and will be providing a free set of these books to all of our subscribing schools.


  • Jummy at the river school  by Sabine Adeyinka
  • City of rust by Gemma Fowler
  • When secrets set sail by Sita Brahmachari
  • Danny Chung does not do maths by Maisie Chan
  • The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones
  • No Man’s Land by Joanna Nadin
  • Mayhem Mission by Burhana Islam

The 7 books shortlisted for the award were chosen from the 2022 Must Read and Teen Book lists.

Taking part!

We’ll be posting more information in time for the Autumn Term – we hope you’re looking forward to getting your book groups together.

In the meantime, why not read some of these for the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Finale

We’re looking forward to another great finale at East Wintergarden, with more performances, quizzes and competitions!

Booking will open in October.

Opening Times

During the summer holiday, please telephone to arrange a visit.

Term time Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm

Fridays and holidays: 9am to 4:30pm