Lancashire Book of the Year

Lancashire Book of the Year (LBOY) is the longest running young people's regional book award in the country.

The award remains one of the few book awards in which young people themselves are solely responsible for choosing both the shortlist and the overall winning book. 

The award is voted for by Year 9 students in high schools around the county. Each school is given a collection of books, submitted by publishers as being the best books they had produced for the 12-14 age group. The young people then read and shortlist the books before choosing the overall winner.

2021 longlist

This year the longlist is made up of 68 fiction titles which you can borrow or download. You can find all the titles on our catalogue.

2020 winner

The year I didn't eat by Samuel Pollen (paperback)

The year I didn't eat (eBook)

Author Samuel Pollen is thrilled to have won the award

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