Warwickshire Schools Library Service

WSBA 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 Secondary Book Award

2023 Winner: Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick

While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle

The Climbers by Phil Earle

Hide and Seek by Robin Scott-Elliot

The Memory Thieves by Darren Simpson

The Summer we Turned Green by William Sutcliffe

2022 Winner: When the World Was Ours by Liz Kessler

Cardboard Cowboys by Brian Conaghan

Asking for a Friend by Kate Mallinder

The Supreme Lie by Geraldine McCaughrean

The Monsters of Rookhaven by Padraig Kenny

The Humiliations of Welton Blake by Alex Wheatle 

2021 Winner: The Last Paper Crane by Kerry Drewery

Nothing Ever Happens Here by Sarah Hagger-Holt

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

That Time I Got Kidnapped by Tom Mitchell

Gloves Off by Louisa Reid

The Enigma Game by Elizabeth Wein

2020 Winner: Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow by Siobhan Curham

The Girl Who Came out of the Woods by Emily Barr

One Shot by Tanya Landman

The Gift, the Talented and Me by William Sutcliffe              

Mud by Emily Thomas

Paper Avalanche by Lisa Williamson

2019 Winner: S.T.A.G.S. BY M.A. Bennett

Wolf Children by Paul Dowswell

Boy 87 by Ele Fountain

I Am Thunder and I Won’t Keep Quiet by Muhammad Khan

The Nearest Far Away Place by Hayley Long

Rook by Anthony McGowan


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