ALCS Award for Educational Writing 2013
For a sixth year the Society of Authors is administering the ALCS Award for Educational Writing. The award this year is for books published during 2011 and 2012 for the 5 - 11 age group.
The £2,000 award will be given to an outstanding example of traditionally published non-fiction (with or without illustrations) that stimulates and enhances learning.
Deadline for entries: 30 June 2013. Please contact Paula Johnson with any queries.
Ruth Thomson wins the 2012 Award
Described as “unforgettable”, Ruth Thomson was announced as the winner of the 2012 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award for Terezín: A Story of the Holocaust. The judges described the winner as: “One of the finest children’s non-fiction books for many years”.
The 2012 Award focused on books for 11-18 year olds, published in 2010 and 2011. Terezín beat off strong competition from the other three titles shortlisted for this year’s Award. They were:
Really Really Big Questions about Faith Dr Julian Baggini (Kingfisher)
The Story of Britain Patrick Dillon (Walker Books)
Into the Unknown: how great explorers found their way by land sea and air Stewart Ross (Walker Books)