Vote in the InspiREAD book awards 2021
Our Education Library Service librarians have shortlisted some of their favourite books for the second InspiREAD awards. The aim is to get
everyone reading children’s books; pupils, teachers, parents, grandparents, carers, schools, families and friends - it's for anyone who enjoys a good read! Find out more about last year's winning titles in our news article.
Enjoy sharing some great books, reading, listening or watching online together and then vote for your facvorites. The books have all been published in the last year or so and are suitable for all ages. There will be a
winner in each category - you can choose to vote in 1, 2 or all 3 categories;
Picture Books Shorter Books Longer Novels
Vote by 8 July 2021 - the winners will be announced shortly after.
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Teachers can borrow books from the
Library Service or if you're a member of the public, you can visit your local library in Nottinghamshire or beyond!
If you'd like to purchase any of
the books, a local independent bookshop in Lowdham is
offering 20% discount on all titles. Visit them online at
Clem and Crab written and illustrated by Fiona
Lumbers; published by Andersen Press
Watch the video below to hear author and illustrator, Fiona Lumbers read her book 'Clem and Crab'.
Be More Bernard
written by Simon Philip and illustrated by Kate Hindley; published by Simon
Watch the video below to hear illustrator, Kate Hindley read her book 'Be More Bernard'.
Fly Tiger Fly written and illustrated by Rikin Parekh; published by Hodder Children’s Books
Watch the video below to find out more about author and illustrator, Rikin Parekh.
My Pet T-Rex written and illustrated by Fabi Santiago; published by Orchard Books
Too Small Tola written by Atinuke and illustrated by Onyinye Iwu; published by Walker
Watch the video below to hear author, Atinuke read from her book 'Too Small Lola'.
Is My Teacher A Robot? written by Dave Cousins and illustrated by Catalina Echeverri; published by
Watch the video below for a preview of the book 'Is My Teacher A Robot?'
Albert Johnson and the Buns of Steel written by Phil Earle and illustrated by Steve May; published by Barrington Stoke
Watch the video below where author Phil Earle talks about his book, 'Albert Johnson and the Buns of Steel'.
Willow Wildthing and
the Swamp Monster written by Gill Lewis and illustrated by Rebecca Bagley; published by Oxford University Press
Watch the video below to hear author, Gill Lewis read from her book 'Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster'.
Troofriend written by Kirsty Applebaum; published by Nosy Crow
Watch the video below to hear author, Kirsty Applebaum read from her book 'Troofriend'.
Crater Lake written
by Jennifer Killick; published by Firefly Press
Watch the video below to hear author, Jennifer Killick read from her book 'Crater Lake'.
The Perfect Parent Project written by Stewart
Foster; published by Simon and Schuster
Watch the video below to hear author, Stewart Foster read from his book 'The Perfect Parent Project'.
Travel Agency written by L.D.Lapinski; published by Orion Children’s Books
Watch the video below to hear author, L.D.Lapinski read from her book 'The StrangeWorlds Travel Agency'.