Atlas of Adventures Named to Shortlist for UK Literacy Association Awards

July 14, 2016

Atlas of Adventures, by Rachel Williams and Lucy Letherland, was named to the shortlist for the 2016 UK Literacy Association's (UKLA) book award for children ages 7-11. The book is published by Quarto's Wide-Eyed Editions imprint.

The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers. Their choice of winning books which, according to the criteria, can “enhance all aspects of literacy learning” clearly demonstrates the fresh perspective that class teachers bring to the judging of book awards. They are able to share the books with their classes and discover what genuinely works with young readers in each of the three age categories.

According to the UKLA: "This is something entirely new-an atlas which invites readers to imagine the experiences they could have in some of the world’s most exciting places. As well as the main text, every page offers nuggets of surprising information interwoven into the wonderful illustrations. This is an ideal book to browse through together to enjoy the facts and find the visual jokes."

The award winners were announced during a ceremony on July 8 during the UKLA International Conference.