Library Services for Schools - Cumbria's secondary schools Spellbinding Book Award 2020

Secondary Spellbinding is back!

Spellbinding Secondary Book Award is back, the shortlist of titles (PDF 746KB) have been chosen, and we are inviting all secondary schools in Cumbria to take part!

The shortlist, chosen in partnership with secondary school librarians and students, is aimed at KS3 students with a variety of titles hopefully to suit all ages and reading abilities.  

The award is a celebration of reading, a chance for students to read new authors and share their thoughts and views on what they are reading with other students across the county.  It is all about reading for pleasure.

Everyone who takes part will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite and the winning book will be announced at our Awards Day in June.  All participating schools will be invited to the day to share in the excitement as the winner is revealed.

Check out our Spellbinding 2020 website.

Find out more about Spellbinding (PDF 931KB) for your school's chance to take part.

View the the video links on the right to find out why our schools love Spellbinding so much.

Any questions please contact Jane at

Spellbinding - the award for students chosen by students!

"It encourages established keen readers to read outside their comfort zone and keeps the reading profile well represented."

"Spellbinding has always been held in high regard in our school and this year has been no exception."

"The Award Day is always a really good reward and treat for those students who do well with the Spellbinding challenge."

"It's a great reading award for schools. We hugely appreciate the knowledge it gives us and the support we receive, thank you!"