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2009 Winner Announced

Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid has won the 2009 Southwark Book Award. Lucky prizewinners from each of the 25 participating schools won a visit to The Cartoon Museum for a cartooning workshop. → 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 this year 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.

What's New Here

This Year's Results

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid - WINNER - 401 votes
  • Dog Lost - 119 votes
  • The Shade of Hettie Daynes - 85 votes
  • Cosmic - 82 votes
  • Alligator - 56 votes
  • The Amazing Mind of Alice Makin - 42 votes

Lily on The Shade of Hettie Daynes:

The book was average and quite boring. It was an easy read and got through it quickly. It was not that good and not enjoyable. I wouldn\'t suggest it.


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