Lancashire Book of the Year

Lancashire Book of the Year 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.

From a longlist of 58 fiction titles the shortlist was announced on 10 March 2020 with each one guaranteed to be a fantastic read, endorsed by the young people of Lancashire.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we have been unable to hold the Judging Day and Celebration Day events as scheduled in June and July 2020. We have made the decision to extend the competition until September 2020, and have worked with publishers to ensure that the shortlisted titles are available for pupils to read as eBooks. More information will be made available in due course.

2020 shortlist

Dry by Neal Shusterman (paperback)

Dry (eBook)

We are blood and thunder by Kesia Lupo (paperback)

We are blood and thunder (eBook)

What if it's us by Becky Albertalli (paperback)

What if it's us (eBook)

Whiteout by Gabriel Dylan (paperback)

Whiteout (eBook)

This lie will kill you by Chelsea Pitcher (paperback)

This lie will kill you (eBook)

The words that fly between us by Sarah Carroll (paperback)

The words that fly between us (eBook)

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

The year I didn't eat (eBook)

The wickerlight by Mary Watson (paperback)

The wickerlight (eBook)

Beauty sleep by Kathryn Evans (paperback)

Beauty sleep (eBook)

On the come up by Angie Thomas (paperback)

On the come up (eBook)

Paper avalanche by Lisa Williamson (paperback)

Paper avalanche (hardback)

Paper avalanche (eBook)

The chaos of now by Erin Jade Lange (paperback)

The chaos of now (eBook)

2019's winner

The winner of the Lancashire Book of the Year 2019 was Moonrise by Sarah Crossan. 

 

Moonrise (paperback)

Moonrise (hardback)

Moonrise (eBook)

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