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An Eye for a Winner

Siobhan Dowd's The London Eye Mystery has won the 2008 Southwark Book Award. Winning pupils from the 18 participating schools enjoyed a special prize - a ride on the real London Eye itself! Read full story

Welcome to the Southwark Book Award Website

Set up in 2007, the Southwark Book Award is a reading project for Year 6 and Year 7 pupils in the Southwark area of London. All primary and secondary schools in the area are entitled to participate, as are members of the popular "Chatterbooks" reading groups. The schools taking part in 2008 are listed on the About the Award page.

The shortlist this year includes a wide variety of books to suit all tastes - just scroll down to the "virtual bookshelf" at the bottom of this page to see the books, or visit the Shortlist page to find out more about them.

Students at Southwark schools can write reviews on the website which can then be read by all visitors to the site.

The Results!

  • The London Eye Mystery: 199 votes - WINNER!
  • Counting on Leroy: 182 votes
  • Toonhead: 104 votes
  • The Bad Spy's Guide: 85 votes
  • The Robe of Skulls: 70 votes
  • The Thing with Finn: 33 votes

What's New Here

tanya on The Robe of Skulls:

this book was fantastic and I love the part were lady lomenta takes manages foot


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