Warwickshire Schools Library Service

Sign-up now! Warwickshire Secondary Book Award 2023

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for our Warwickshire Secondary Book Award 2023 (WSBA23).

Our team, with the help of our secondary school librarians, have selected a list of 6 fantastic books published within the last year. We are sure these will engage and inspire students to read for pleasure. All schools across Warwickshire are invited to take part in our book award, which is aimed at years 7/8. Students read all 6 books over the spring term and vote for their favourite in March 2023. Schools and shortlisted authors are invited to attend our final award ceremony towards the end of March, which is always a lovely celebration.

The shortlist is as follows: 

  • While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle
  • The Climbers by Keith Gray
  • Dreadwood by Jennifer Killick
  • Hide and Seek by Robin Scott-Elliot 
  • The Memory Thieves by Darren Simpson
  • The Summer We Turned Green by William Sutcliffe 

For more information on how to take part in the WSBA 2023, please contact schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk 


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