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.


The Secret Deep by Lindsay Galvin

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

Mud by Emily Thomas

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