This year’s theme is From Page to Screen

2020 Awards Ceremony

Unfortunately we had to cancel this year’s celebration evening but luckily we got the votes in just before we all went into lockdown! We are delighted to announce that the winning titles this year were Northern Lights in the Teen category and The Book Thief in the Young Adult. The count was very close for the Teen award with The Giver coming in just 2 votes behind Northern Lights! The librarians of the SESTBA committee would like to thank all participating students for their enthusiasm, commitment and the passionate discussions which have taken place this year, let’s hope that 2021 will see us back celebrating the joy of reading at our Gala as we should be!

The shortlist and winners

Teen books 2020

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

The Giver by Lois Lowry
Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Young Adult Books 2020

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
The Night Manager by John le Carre
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

Why don’t you join in the fun too?

We would love to welcome other South East secondary schools to our book award!
Pooling our ideas, experience, resources and enthusiasm is a great way to introduce reading for pleasure activities into your school
or take them to the next level.
Contact us via the link below if you would like to find out more about how to join in the fun.