This is an archive of the 2009 Leeds Book Award website. The current version is here.

Leeds Book Awards - Home

Montage of 2009 shortlist booksWelcome to the Leeds Book Awards website.

The Winners of the 2009 Leeds Book Awards have now been announced:

  • 9-11 category: Shadow Forest by Matt Haig
  • 11-14 category: Blood Ties by Sophie McKenzie
  • Breezereads 14-16 category: Before I Die by Jenny Downham

For full details see our Events page!

Rhiannon Lassiter with pupils at the 2008 Final

Rhiannon Lassiter with pupils at the 2008 Final

Read

You get to be the judge!

Look at the shortlist categories on this website and choose which list is best for you.

This year we have 3 categories to choose from:

Find out more about Breezereads at www.breezeleeds.org/breezereads.ikml.

Read the books and talk about them with your friends, teachers, carers and librarians.

Look at the authors' (or their publishers') websites to find out more about them and all the books they have written.

Look at the reviews on this website to see what others think and have your say.

Decide which is your favourite book and VOTE!

The authors of TUNNELS also came to the 2008 Final

The authors of Tunnels also came to the 2008 Final

Voting

  • You can vote for your favourite book in your local library or through your Leeds Book Awards school book group.
  • Voting won't close until Friday 1st May, so don't worry, there is plenty of time to make up your mind.
  • When all the votes have been counted, the winners will be announced on Tuesday 19th May.

Jenny Valentine is on the shortlist again this year!

Jenny Valentine is on the shortlist again this year!

The Awards

There will be a celebration day and Awards ceremonies on Tuesday 19th May and some of the shortlisted authors will be there for you to meet.

For more information about which authors are coming, look at our News page, and for more information about the Awards ceremonies and other exciting events, go to the Events page.

So, start reading, and most of all... have fun!!!