Biblio-buzz: The Alexandra Palace Children's Book Awards

Years 5 – 7

Alexandra Palace is buzzing about books!

Every year we team up with Haringey Libraries and Haringey Schools Librarians Group to encourage young people aged 9–12 years old to take the Biblio-Buzz challenge.

The project aims to inspire children across the borough of Haringey to learn the joys of reading by challenging them to complete six books, before voting for their favourite. Along the way they can attend workshops, reading circles as well as the opportunity to meet the shortlisted authors.

Biblio-Buzz will culminate in a Festival, held at Ally Pally on the 29th March, and the Children’s Book Awards on 30 March, which will be hosted by renowned author Micheal Rosen.

The shortlisted books for 2020 are:

  • A Pocketful of Stars – Aisha Bushby
  • The Middler Kirsty Applebaum
  • Anna at War – Helen Peters
  • Can you See Me? – Libby Scott/Rebecca Westcott
  • Check Mates – Stewart Foster
  • Malamander – Thomas Taylor

To take part in the challenge contact your local school, library or get in touch with us

Biblio-Buzz 2020 is packed full of events, activities and workshops throughout February and March. Full details of these are as follows:

The Cabinet of Curiosity

Drag Queen Story Time 

Meet the author…with Kirsty Applebaum

Shaping Stories 

The Story Hive 

Reading Tea Parties 

You can
just ask us