Welcome 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!
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:
- Best Book for 9-11 year olds
- Best Book for 11-14 year olds
- New for this year - the Breezereads Award - Best Book for 14-16 year olds
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!
- 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.
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.
So, start reading, and most of all... have fun!!!