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Category Archives: Bookcast

Bookcast Review

With students at home, support from schools has never been more important to us  here at the Bucks Book Award, so we are thrilled that Amal Shakir, a Year 11 student from Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School has written a fantastic review of Bookcast which has been posted on their school website!

Click here to read the review.

Bookcast, the BBA Newsletter

We are thrilled to share Bookcast, our new Bucks Book Award newsletter! 

The first issue contains a report on the 2020 Awards ceremony written by students from Pipers Corner School giving their view on the wonderful performance by award-winning poet, Karl Nova.

We are also really excited to share the first instalment of an author Q&A with the C.G. Drews who is the author of the brilliant ‘Boy who steals houses’. The Q&A will conclude in the next issue of Bookcast, due in May 2020.

There are also lots of other news and information inside including a Poetry Competition to win a signed copy of Karl Nova’s Rhythm and Poetry, new books list, a wordsearch and much more!

Click here to view/download the newsletter or visit the Downloads section to view all material.

Karl Nova Poetry Competition

Win a signed copy of ‘Rhythm and Poetry’ by Karl Nova!

Following on from the amazing performance and poetry workshop by Karl Nova at the 2020 Awards, we have launched a poetry competition to celebrate the publication of the first issue of Bookcast, the official BBA newsletter.

Take a look at Karl in action in this video.


Competition Rules
  • The poem should be based on the photo opposite.
  • Entry is open to all KS3 students who are resident or attend a school in Bucks.
  • All poems must be original.
  • Poems can be in any style, but must not be more than 30 lines in length.
  • All entries must be on a BBA Entry Form which can be downloaded from the website.
  • Closing date is midnight on Friday 22nd May 2020

The winning poem will be published on the website and in Bookcast, our school’s newsletter.

Click here to make a copy of the entry form. Full details about the competition as well as the entry form and T&Cs can also be found in the Downloads section.