Biblio-Buzz: The Alexandra Palace Children's Book Awards 2022

Every year we team up with Haringey Libraries and Haringey Schools Librarians Group for Biblio-buzz, a reading initiative and award that encourages young people aged 9–12 years old to immerse themselves in the world of books.

We set young people the challenge of completing six selected novels, before getting them to vote for their favourite texts.

But that’s not all, on the 25 March, anyone taking on the reading challenge will be invited to Alexandra Palace for our Biblio-buzz 2022 awards ceremony. We will offer a day at the Palace, with lots of fun along the way. Students will meet the authors, get their books signed, take part in workshops and Q&As, and find out who the winners are at a ceremony hosted by author and poet Simon Mole and his musical comedy partner Gecko.

This is a fantastic opportunity to inspire a love of reading in your young people. Just take a look at this year’s shortlist, which features six fascinating stories of magic, kindness, friendship, adventure and identity told with humour, daring and wonder:

You can take part in Biblio-buzz through any Haringey library or your school. Alternatively contact our team on to find out more.

This year our official suppliers are All Good Bookshop Muswell Hill Children’s Bookshop and Pickled Pepper Books who are offering discounted packs of the shortlisted books to schools who take part in Biblio-buzz. Email or to order your packs.

Biblio-buzz 2021...the winners

A massive thank you to the authors, librarians, teachers, book shops & most importantly…young people in Haringey for taking part in Biblio-buzz 2021, the Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Awards. We’ve had a lot of fun discovering the world of books together. Check out the film below, which picks out just a few of the highlights from Biblio-buzz 2021, as well as announcing the winners of this year’s awards!

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