Portsmouth Book AwardLast updated: 10 January 2013 14:00 UK
The Portsmouth Book Award allows young people the opportunity to decide their book of the year. Pupil judges decide the winner in three categories following extensive reading and debating.
In 2013 the process will involve 4,124 young people.
The award is run by Portsmouth Library Service and administered by the School Library Service which works closely with school staff.
The book award aims to:
- promote the enjoyment of reading, because enjoyment is one of the stepping stones to a higher standard of literacy
- foster a reading ethos both within individual schools and in the city
- draw attention to the most rewarding and accessible fiction available for the age group
- promote use of the public library
For further information on each category, including past winners, please follow the links below.
Associated documents:Portsmouth Book Award 2013 Shortlist Announcement leaflet (3.07 MB)
More about the Portsmouth Book AwardPicture Book Section
Shorter novel section for Year 5 pupils
Longer novel section for year 8/9 pupils
School Library Service