Welcome to the EES Book Awards
Pupils are invited to read the six shortlisted books and judge which one you consider to be the best. Use this site to find out more about the books, talk and share your thoughts and opinions with other readers across the county, and write reviews. Visit our about page to find out more.
Our 2018/19 Book Awards shortlisted books are listed below.
The winner of Book of the Year is The Extinction Trials by S M Wilson.
The winning Book Trailer was created by pupils at Hockerill Anglo-European College Books and Biscuits Club. View their trailer for Charlie and Me by Mark Lowery here.
Our 2018/19 Book Awards is now closed.
If you would like your school to take part in the EES for Schools Book Awards starting in the new academic year (2019/20) please sign up here.
Thriller involving cancer-curing experiments with unexpected side-effects. When Aster wakes on a tropical island, she has no idea how she got there. Where’s her aunt and the teenagers from the ecovillage she was part of? Most importantly where’s her little sister Poppy? As Aster frantically searches her surroundings, everything points to the sea and to … Continue reading The Secret Deep by Lindsay Galvin
Historical family drama with local links – see if you can recognise anything! It’s 1979, and thirteen-year-old Lydia has no idea how she’ll cope when her dad announces that the family has to sell up and move onto a Thames sailing barge in Essex – with his girlfriend and her three kids. Between trying to … Continue reading Mud by Emily Thomas
Epic fantasy adventure loosely based on the Pied Piper of Hamelin fairy story. In a world of dragons, song-spells, pipers and battles, Patch Brightwater is in disgrace. Thrown into jail for playing a forbidden spell, he is no one’s idea of a hero. However only he knows the deadly truth – the evil Piper of … Continue reading A Darkness of Dragons by S. A. Patrick
Light hearted look at friendship, romance and accepting who you are… Twins Finch and Birdie Franconi are stars of the flying trapeze. But when Birdie suffers a terrifying accident, Finch must team up with the geeky new kid, Hector Hazzard, to form an all-boys double act and save the family circus school. Can clowning around … Continue reading Flying Tips for Flightless Birds by Kelly McCaughrain
Futuristic adventure – Hunger Games meets Jurassic Park – only the strongest will be chosen – only the reckless will survive. In Stormchaser and Lincoln’s ruined world, the only way to survive is to risk everything -to face a contest more dangerous than anyone can imagine – to do anything to win. But in a … Continue reading The Extinction Trials by S. M. Wilson
Wonderful story full of genuine laughs and buckets of tears. Martin and Charlie are on the journey of their lives. They are also in BIG trouble. They’ve snuck out of their house to travel 421 miles from Preston to Cornwall – hoping to see the dolphin that visits the harbour there. However that’s not the … Continue reading Charlie and Me: 421 Miles from Home by Mark Lowery