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Congratulations to all of our shortlisted authors, Lawrence Anholt with The Hypnotist, Geraldine Mc Caughrean with Where the World Ends, Matt Dickinson with Lie Kill Walk Away, Jane Mitchell with A Dangerous Crossing, Kim Slater with 928 Miles From Home and Danny Weston with The Haunting of Jessop Rise.We have had wonderful feedback from the students about all the books.Many thanks to Avon Valley School for hosting and to Warwick Books for supporting this event. We ask students to read these six books and then vote for their favourite.The majority of Warwickshire's secondary schools participate each year in the book award, seeing it as a terrific opportunity for pupils to enjoy reading and discussion together.We hope that they will inspire, challenge and leave a lasting impression on your readers.As part of signing up to the awards, you will receive a Longlist Speed Dating Event Pack which will give you everything you need to host a book speed dating event in your school library with your invited students.

We are delighted to announce that the winner for the Warwickshire Secondary Book Award 2018 is Lie, Kill, Walk Away by Matt Dickinson!

This award is aimed specifically at Year 8 pupils who will be moving up to Year 9 in September 2018.

The team at WSLS have carefully selected a long-list of 9 books which includes 9 of the most exciting books published in the past year.

At this event THEY DECIDE which 4 books will make the W9BA shortlist!

They will then be given 2 months to read the shortlisted books and share their views/thoughts with fellow students, librarians, and teachers.

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