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Concorde Book Award 2020

This year’s 6 shortlisted books have been nominated by young people across South Gloucestershire and are free to borrow from any South Gloucestershire Library, just click on the title:

The Truth About Lies – Tracy Darnton

The Boy at the Back of the Class – Onjali Rauf

Potkin and Stubbs – Sophie Green

The Land of Neverendings – Kate Saunders

Whiteout – Gabriel Dylan

Thunderstruck – Ali Sparkes


The Concorde Book Award is for anyone in years 7 to 9 at secondary school. A really important part of the award is that young people are very involved all the way through; from choosing the longlist and the winner to giving presentations at the award ceremony.

You can take part in the Concorde Book Award by joining one of the book groups at your public or secondary school library shadowing the award, or you can read the shortlisted books and vote for your favourite at your public library by World Book Day, 5 March, 2020.

The winner will be announced at the Award Ceremony on 10 March, 2020.

You can Click & Collect any of the shortlisted titles from your nearest library for free with an U18s library card. If you’re not already a library member it’s free and easy to join – come in for a first visit with a parent or carer so they can sign you up. Find out about your nearest library and its staffed opening hours.


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