Library Services for Schools - Cumbria's secondary schools Spellbinding Book Award 2021

Exciting news about our 2021 Spellbinding KS3 Book Award!

The Spellbinding KS3 2021 longlist has been released, as chosen by our secondary librarians and students. We are busy reading all the great titles ready to select the final shortlist this December.

Details of how you can sign up will be announced shortly afterwards, so watch this space! In the meantime, if you want to find out more about the award please head over to our Spellbinding website.

Spellbinding website 

Check our Twitter page to see what the 2021 authors say about their inclusion in the longlist.

Schools Library Service Twitter page

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!"