Welcome to the Leeds Book Awards website!
Leeds Book Awards started in 2009 and has evolved into a successful city wide initiative, run jointly between Leeds Libraries and Leeds 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 on our About the Awards page!
9-11: Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan
11-14: Child I by Steve Tasane
14-16: Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
For full details of the shortlisted books and their authors, please go to the shortlists page.
For information about previous years, please see our archive page.
Want to take part? Here's how:
You get to be the judge!
Look at the shortlist categories on this website and choose which list is best for you.
We have 3 categories to choose from:
Read the books and talk about them with your friends, teachers, carers and librarians.
Look at the authors' (or their publishers') websites to find out more about them and all the books they have written.
Look at the reviews on this website to see what others think and have your say.
Decide which is your favourite book and VOTE!
2019 subscribing schools are now able to log in to our information page for subscribing schools with a username and password. If you are a subscribing school and have not received a username or password, please contact us.
All subscribing schools will receive an invitation to the Leeds Book Awards Ceremonies.
The 11-14/14-16 Ceremony will take place on Thursday 16th May 2019, at Leeds Civic Hall
The 9-11 Ceremony will take place on Tuesday 21st May 2019, at Pudsey Civic Hall
So, start reading, and most of all... have fun!!!
Huge congratulations to:
For more information please contact Kirsty Fenn or Carole O'Kane via our Contact page.