Cheshire Schools' Book Award 

Completely free for subscribing secondary schools, the Cheshire Schools’ Book Award is an annual book award celebrating teenage fiction and the joy and community of school reading groups. The award is entirely pupil-led, with pupils nominating and voting for their favourite books.

Each year, the shortlist is revealed at a special in-person author event. Participating schools are invited to bring pupils, staff, and guests to the launch event – along with their best questions for the author Q&A session! Our main event – the grand award ceremony – is the perfect opportunity for pupils to meet authors and be inspired by their writing journeys. Pupils will also have the chance to get their books signed by shortlisted authors, ask (more) questions, pick up some bookish freebies, and meet keen readers from neighbouring schools!

Schools will receive a set of the ten shortlisted books, CSBA24 posters and bookmarks, and the opportunity to win prizes in the pupil art and book review competitions.

To register for the award, please email

If your school does not currently subscribe to Cheshire Education Library Service but you would like to participate in the Cheshire Schools’ Book Award 2024, please contact Susannah Hill at


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