Get Involved

There are a number of different ways you can get involved in the Spark! School Book Awards, whether you're an publisher, author or illustrator, teacher, parent, pupil or just an interested party. We'd love to have you on board.

Publishers, authors and illustrators

We love reading new books and really hope you'll make a submission for the chance to win a Spark! Book Award this year. It's so easy to do and you can find all the information on our dedicated publishers page.

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Schools and teachers

Choosing to participate in our awards gives you far more than just the opportunity for your children to vote for the winners. Not only will we give you a set of the shortlisted books but we'll also give you access to unique Spark! discounts, online author events and even the chance for your staff to join our shortlisting panels. For a full list of what's included, and to register for the awards, head over to our schools page.

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Parents and children

You have the most important job of all - to read! It doesn't matter where or what you read, although we would definitely recommend starting with our shortlists (and longlists). Don't be afraid to check out the books from the other ages categories too.

We'll be launching brand new competitions in the new year, once we reveal our shortlists. We can't wait to recieve your entries and see how you've responded to the books. Let's try and top the 300 fabulous entries we recieved last year!

Don't forgot to vote for your favourite book and help us decide the winners of the Spark! Book Awards. We'll open the vote in the summer term and all votes must come to us via your school.

Find out more about voting >

Anyone and everyone

Last year we raised £1,200 to gift copies of our shortlisted books to children with limited access to them, via our JustGiving fund, but we want to do even more this year.

Find out more about our JustGiving fund and donate now >

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