Posted on 26 May 2014 at 18:50 by Leeds Libraries
As part of the 2014 Leeds Book Awards, over 700 children from 50 primary schools and 18 high schools packed into Pudsey Civic Hall and Leeds Civic Hall in two events to celebrate their favourite authors and books of the last year in the 9-11, 11-14 and 14-16 age categories. In total, 60 primary schools and 20 high schools from across the city participated in the awards, which saw young people avidly reading and discussing each shortlisted book before choosing their own winner in each respective category.
With many of the shortlisted authors in attendance, tension was high as the golden envelopes containing the names of the winners were opened on the stage.
The Winners for 2014 were: