The Warwickshire Secondary Book Award is perfect for Year 7 and 8 students and this year’s titles will definitely provide page-turning excitement and encourage wider reading!

Launched during the autumn term, we hope that the awards will help inspire pupils to become keen readers and introduce them to some new books and authors.  The books are chosen to appeal to a range of readers and abilities.  We ask the students to read the six short-listed titles and vote for their favourite.

When asking students what they most enjoy about taking part in the Warwickshire Secondary Book Award responses include “meeting authors and reading books I may never have picked off the shelf”, “the fact that we all had our own choices about which book we liked best” and “I liked how we could all share thoughts on the books”.

This year we will celebrate and announce the winner at the Bridge House Theatre in Warwick.  We will keep you updated with information about the awards, such as competition entries, voting deadlines and which short-listed authors will be attending the final event!

The short-list is as follows:

The Rain by Virginia Bergin

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan

If you were me by Sam Hepburn

Would the real Stanley Carrot please stand up by Rob Stevens

Smart by Kim Slater

Close to the wind by Jon Walter

If you want to know more about the awards process or how you can take part, please get in touch: