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2015 Award Winners

Posted on 21 May 2015 at 17:00 by Leeds Libraries

Over 800 Children and Young People from 20 high schools and 54 primary schools packed into Pudsey 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, a whopping 1563 reviews were posted onto this website and 781 votes were counted from across the city as young people avidly read and discussed 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 2015 are:

  • 9-11 category: A Room Full of Chocolate by Jane Elson
  • 11-14 category: Smart by Kim Slater
  • 14-16 category: Web of Darkness by Bali Rai