The Schools Library Service is delighted to announce that Street Heroes, by Joe Layburn won the 2011 Tower Hamlets Book Award. A thought-provoking book of great relevance to children in Tower Hamlets, it looks again at the story behind the battle of Cable Street in 1936.
At the Finale on 25th November, 120 children gathered to cast their final votes. Globe Primary won the book presentation competition with their inspired re-interpretation of “Letters from an Alien Schoolboy” by Ros Asquith.
Pupils were also invited to take part in an art competition to design a postcard to publicize the 2012 Book Award. Standards were very high and pupils from Lansbury Lawrence Primary, Old Palace Primary, Globe Primary and Hague Primary shared first prize.
- Calamity Jack by Shannon Hale
- Tall Story by Candy Gourlay
- The Vampire Blog by Pete Johnson
- When you reach me by Rebecca Stead
- Letters from an Alien Schoolboy by Ros Asquith
- Street Heroes by Joe Layburn
View: Longlist 2011 (.pdf)