Stockton Children's Book of the Year
Stockton Children's Book of the Year (SCBY) is a successful, popular and high profile literary event for children which has been running for over 21 years in Stockton Borough.
• To provide an exciting literary event for pupils in Years 5 and 6 to demonstrate the pleasure of reading and literature
• To stimulate the imagination of children and allow them to meet authors
• To contribute to the development of literacy skills
• To hold a high profile event which will be far-reaching in the local community
Stockton Children's Book of the Year (SCBY) involves children, teachers, parents, authors and library staff in the promotion and celebration of good, modern children's literature. Every year, between November and March, over 800 9 to 11 year olds (Year 5 and 6) choose the best book of the year, culminating in the SCBY Celebration Day. Alongside announcing the winning author of Stockton Children's Book of the Year, book prizes are awarded to students for Best Book Review and Outstanding Effort.
September: Schools apply to participate in SCBY
October: Reveal of SCBY shortlist and first school visits take place.
January: Progress of pupils reading of the shortlists takes place with the second school visit.
February: Preparations for the SCBY Celebration start to get going with teachers choosing their schools winning book review and outstanding effort to go and represent their school at the SCBY Celebration Day.
March: the third and final school visit takes place where students vote for their winning SCBY book. Pupils find out who will be representing their schools at the SCBY Celebration Day for Best Book Review and Outstanding Effort.
March: 'SCBY Celebration Day'
Our five wonderful shortlisted authors visit the region and spend the day visiting our SCBY schools before finding out at the SCBY Award Ceremony the winner of Stockton Children's Book of the Year.