Biblio-Buzz: The Alexandra Palace Children's Book Awards 2021

Every year we team up with Haringey Libraries and Haringey Schools Librarians Group for Biblio-buzz, a literature programme 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 books, before getting them to vote for with their favourite texts.

Along the way the young people attend online workshops, reading circles as well as having the opportunity to meet professional authors and find out more about the world of books.

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 and Pickled Pepper Books who are offering discounted packs of 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!

Biblio-Buzz 2021 - take part!

We’re buzzing about this year’s shortlisted authors. Click the links below and complete the challenges they’ve set you:

Crater Lake by Jennifer Killick
The Deepest Breath by Meg Grehan
A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll
October, October by Katya Balen
Orion Lost by Alastair Chisholm
Where the World Turns Wild by Nicola Penfold

Throughout Biblio-Buzz 2021 we’ll also be providing young people with a range of literary based challenges. Give them a go!

Author challenge…Katya Balen

Author challenge…Jennifer Killick

Author challenge…Elle McNicoll

Author challenge…Alastair Chisholm

Author challenge…Meg Grehan

Author challenge…Nicola Penfold

Narrative Structure Master Class

Decision time challenge!

2021 Biblio-Buzz shortlist announced

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