RED Book Award
Falkirk's annual RED Book Award is a celebration of books and reading. Since 2006
hundreds of 13 and 14-year-olds from the Falkirk area have voted for their favourite
books and had the chance to meet acclaimed authors from across the UK.
Winner of RED 11
The latest winner of the RED Book Award is Narinder Dhami (second right, above) for
her gripping '13 Hours'. She faced stiff competition from authors Sarah Fitzgerald,
Clare Furniss and Cathy MacPhail.
Visit our library catalogue
to request some of the RED winning books. See the full list of past winners.
About the RED Book Award
The award is run by Falkirk Council's Learning Resource Service,
in conjunction with Falkirk Community Trust Libraries. At the heart of RED is a
team of librarians and teachers who choose a shortlist that will hopefully inspire
pupils to Read, Enjoy and engage in Debate about books.
The award culminates in a grand day-long ceremony which includes several opportunities
for the young people to get involved. Classes take to the stage to deliver creative
interpretations of the shortlisted books, student journalists interview the authors
and pupils get the chance to help present the ceremony - all before the big reveal
and the winning book is announced.
RED 10 year anniversary
In January 2016 RED celebrated it's 10th year and to celebrate 10 schools from across
the world were invited to participate. Pupils in Australia, China, Jamaica, Kenya,
Malawi, Malaysia, South Africa, Switzerland and Turkey all read the shortlisted
titles and some chatted with their Falkirk counterparts over Skype.
Anne Ngabia, Grangemouth High School Librarian, used material from the participating
countries to make a beautiful quilt featuring all previous RED winners.
If you'd like to shadow the awards, you can borrow the shortlisted titles from your
local library. Alternatively, you can
search the library catalogue to reserve a copy of the RED books. See our full list of RED winners.