Welcome to the Leeds Book Awards website!
Leeds Book Awards started in 2009 and has evolved into a successful city wide initiative, run jointly between Leeds School Library Service and Leeds Public Libraries.
The Award is now a fantastic opportunity for pupils aged 9- 11, 11-14 and 14-16 to take part and vote for the best children’s and young people’s (CYP) books published in the last year.
As a child friendly city, Leeds Libraries wanted to give CYP their own Book Award, where they would have a voice and influence over the books they enjoy reading. Through the LBA, CYP can suggest titles for consideration and their votes decide the winners.
Find out more on our About the Awards page!
For full details of the shortlisted books and their authors, please go to the shortlists page.
For information about previous years, please see our archive page.
Want to take part? Here's how:
You get to be the judge!
Look at the shortlist categories on this website and choose which list is best for you.
We have 3 categories to choose from:
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!
Registration for the 2018 Awards is now closed. All confirmed registered schools will be sent a username and password in January 2018 to access the private part of the website. If you are a subscribing school and don't receive a username or password by the end of January, please contact us.
Subscribing schools will be contacted directly by Leeds School Library Service when short listed book sets are available for collection.
There will be two Awards ceremonies in May 2018.
Some of the shortlisted authors will be at both Award ceremonies for you to meet.
Attendance at the Awards is for participating school groups only.
For those unable to attend the Awards, the winners will be announced on this website and on social media:
So, start reading, and most of all... have fun!!!
For more information please contact Pauline McMahon or Debbie Moody via our Contact page.