Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Awards 2022 – the finale!

Well, that was a lot of fun!

Friday, 25 March saw the finale of Biblio-Buzz 2022, the Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Awards, when 500 young people from schools across Haringey descended on the Palace.

The Award challenges the young people, aged 9-12, to read six selected texts, complete challenges, take part in workshops, vote for their favourite book and, finally, meet the authors!

Biblio-Buzz is a pillar of our Creative Learning programme, which aims to educate and support people of all ages across our community. In this case, using the power of literature to reach and inspire young creative minds! Biblio-Buzz is a partnership project between the Palace and Haringey Library Service, librarians, schools, professional authors, publishers and local books shops. A true example of what can be achieved when we work together.

Here’s an overview of how it all went down at the Awards, from those that were there…

The big day arrives (cheers Michael 😉)

Schools arrive

Welcome to the East Court!

Meeting the authors

Discovering the Theatre

📷 Pete Jobson

Announcing the winner, as voted for by the young readers of Biblio-Buzz…over to you (and congratulations) Jack

Embarrassing the adults!

You never know who you are going to bump into at Ally Pally

It takes a lot to make Biblio-Buzz work, so thank you to EVERYONE who has contributed

Thanks again to all the young people who took on the Biblio-Buzz challenge and our participating authors Ben Davis, Kereen Gette, Anna Goodall, Polly Ho-Yen, Jack Meggitt-Phillips and Marcus Sedgwick, plus our Biblio-Buzz Awards 2022 hosts Geko and Simon Mole.

Before you go…Biblio-Buzz roadshows will be held at local libraries throughout April. Speak to your librarian to find out more!

All the information you need to know about Biblio-Buzz is here