Leeds Book Awards

On Tuesday 21st May, Niah, Shams, Isaac, Sehansa and Shaza attended the Leeds Book Awards Ceremony at Pudsey Civic Hall.

Waiting for the awards ceremony to begin

The children had been participating in the awards from January and had read the six shortlisted books and had voted for their favourite one.

Author, Jason Beresford entertained the children with his funny antics before announcing the winner…….

Dragon Daughter by Liz Flanagan


Posing with the wining author

The children then met the authors and were filmed by Leeds TV News which they appeared on that evening.











Being interviewed by Leeds TV News






After the ceremony the children visited Waterstones in Leeds before returning to school.

Traveling by train from Pudsey to Leeds Station






Browsing at Waterstones







Leeds Book Awards

The following books have been shortlisted for this year’s Leeds Book Awards

The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day  Image result for the children of castle rock  Image result for dragon Daughter

Image result for the chocolate factory ghost   Image result for brightstorm  Image result for the house with chicken legs


How to take part in this year’s awards

  1. Let Miss Whiteley know that you would like to participate
  2. Read the six shortlisted books
  3. Write your review on the Leeds Book Awards website
  4. Attend the meetings to discuss/debate books
  5. Vote for your favourite book
  6. Attend the Awards Ceremony (to find out the winning author)

For more information about the awards please see Miss Whiteley and visit