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The Warwickshire Secondary Book Award (Year 7-8)


This is organised every year by Warwickshire Schools Library Service. It offers pupils the opportunity to read the shortlisted titles and discuss their favourites with their peers. Pupils cast their votes at the beginning of March and the winner is revealed at an exciting ceremony, where at least one of the shortlisted authors is present. We are very grateful to our sponsors Micro Librarian Systems (MLS) who support the awards each year.

Winner of the 2015 Award:

This year we celebrated our 10th secondary book and pupils chose Phoenix by SF Said as their winner!

SF Said said ‘Feeling very emotion, PHOENIX just won the Warwickshire Secondary Book Awards! Heartfelt thanks...to all who voted! It was amazing to see the love of books created by Warwickshire SLS. Every book had a champion, showing how valuable the library service is!’


See our Storify for the Warwickshire Book Awards 2015 here: 


The 2015 runners up:

The Company of Ghosts by Berlie Doherty

The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle 

Gabriel’s Clock by Hilton Pashley

The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth


Winner of the 2014 Award:

After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross

I was absolutely delighted when I heard ‘After Tomorrow’ was shortlisted for the Book Award. I'm even more delighted now I've heard that it's won! I'd like to thank everybody who voted for it. I'm so glad you liked it. I'd like to thank everybody who's responsible for organising the Book Award because I know you have put lots and lots of work into it!” Gillian Cross



On 1st April 2014 The Bridge House Theatre in Warwick was once again full with participating pupils from the 25 secondary schools that took part from around the county!  Two fantastic shortlisted authors attended and entertained the audience! Thank you to Niel Bushnell and Simon Packham. 


The 2014 Runners up:

Shiverton Hall by Emerald Fennell

Sorrowline by Niel Bushnell

Earthfall by Mark Walden

Silenced by Simon Packham

The Chronicles of Egg by Geoff Rodkey

Watch our Warwickshire Junior and Secondary Book Awards Video!


Contact SLS to register by emailing schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk