Leeds Book Awards started in 2009 and has evolved into a successful city wide initiative, run jointly between Leeds Libraries and School Library Service.
After a successful 10 years, we are now looking at how we can further grow and develop the Awards and will be announcing plans for our 2020 Leeds Book Awards in the Autumn.
Supporting a lifelong love of books will remain at the heart of our project. Further information about the aims of the Books Awards and the Selection Criteria can be found below
To inspire the development of a city of readers through:
We are introducing two new categories for our 2020 Award – an Early Years category and a Key Stage 1 category and we are inviting publishers to submit books that they would like to see included on the shortlist for these categories.
Publishers are welcome to submit up to 4 books for each category. Books must meet the eligibility criteria, including having been published anytime between January 2019 – December 2019. For further details about eligibility criteria see above.
Publishers are also welcome to send submissions for the other Book Award categories (Key Stages 2, 3 and 4) but these will be considered along with other books longlisted by our team of librarians.
If you would like to submit titles for consideration, particularly for the Early Years and Key Stage 1 categories, please send your submissions by 15 November 2019 to
Leeds School Library Service
Queenswood Education Centre
Leeds, LS6 3NT