Warwickshire Schools Library Service

WJBA Previous Winners

We are very proud of our three Warwickshire Book Awards, which we run annually. Our trained and experienced library team carefully select the shortlisted books. Pupils/students read these books and vote for their favourite. The winner is decided solely by them, and we think this makes our Awards special! Schools from across Warwickshire take part and are invited to the Final Award Ceremony for two of the Awards (WJBA and WSBA), where we invite the shortlisted authors to attend. This is always a lovely event and a fantastic celebration of reading that we hope inspires young people across Warwickshire.

The Awards are aimed at the following year groups:

  • Warwickshire Junior Book Award (WJBA): Years 5/6 (Summer Term)
  • Warwickshire Secondary Book Award (WSBA): Years 7/8 (Spring Term)
  • Warwickshire Teen Book Award (WTBA): Year 9 (Autumn Term)

If you would like more information about them, please get in touch with us at: schoolslibraryservice@warwickshire.gov.uk

See Below for our previous Award Winners:

Warwickshire Junior Book Award:

2022 Winner:  Twitch by M.G. Leonard

The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr

 The WChildren of the Quicksands by Efua Traore

2021 Winner:  The Soup Movement By Ben Davis

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

 The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley

2020 Winner:  D-Day Dog by Tom Palmer
Swimming Against the Storm by Jess Butterworth
Runaway Robot by Frank Cottrell-Boyce
Wildspark by Vashti Hardy

2019 Winner:   The Secret of the Night Train by Sylvia Bishop

Running on Empty by S.E. Durrant

The Skylarks’ War by Hilary McKay

The Last Chance Hotel by Nicki Thornton


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