Book awards 2023

This award is for the best quick read book for young people aged 11-16. There are 8 shortlisted books carefully selected by a panel of teachers and librarians. These books are chosen to show that a good book doesn’t need to be a long book, and includes graphic novels, a verse novel and several dyslexia friendly books. Young people can have many different calls on their time especially in the years when exams are looming, but these books can make reading for enjoyment possible to fit in to those spare minutes you have and still get to the end! Please read and comment on the books and don’t forget to vote for your favourite!

All to play for

All to play for

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  This book was the category winner.
Stitched up

Stitched up

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  This book was evicted in Round 2.

Windmaker. Volume 1

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  This book was a runner-up.
Only on the weekends

Only on the weekends

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  This book was a runner-up.


  Find out about Needle

  This book was evicted in Round 3.
Dark peak

Dark Peak

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  This book was evicted in Round 1.
The battle of cable street

The battle of Cable Street

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  This book was evicted in Round 5.
Stretched thin

Ms Marvel: Stretched thin

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  This book was evicted in Round 4.