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Bucks Book Award Sue Harris YA Prize

The Buckinghamshire Children’s Book Award was launched in 2018 to promote the best books written for children and young adults that were published in the last 12 months. The aim of the Bucks Book Award is to inspire and empower young people to read more and to share their love of reading with others. We want to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice, and wider reading habits.

WINNER 2021

One of us is next

McManus, Karen M. ISBN: 9780241376928
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The sequel to the international bestseller One of Us is Lying Welcome back to Bayview High . . . It's been a year since the events of One Of Us Is Lying. But nothing has settled for the residents of Bayview. Not now someone has started playing a sinister game of Truth or Dare. Choose truth? You must reveal your darkest secret. Choose dare? Well, that could be even more dangerous. Even deadly. When the game takes an even darker turn, suddenly no one at Bayview High knows who to trust. But they need to find out who is behind the game, before it's too late.

- Browns Books Synopsis

SHORTLIST 2022

Darnton, Tracy ISBN: 9781788952149
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Lambert, Richard ISBN: 9781911427162
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Lawrence, Patrice ISBN: 9781444954746
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Sharpe, Tess ISBN: 9781444960112
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Terry, Teri ISBN: 9781444957105
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Studies have found that reading for pleasure is important for children’s intellectual development. Children who read books often at age 10 and more than once a week at age 16 gain higher results in maths, vocabulary and spelling tests at age 16 than those who read less regularly.