Books Are My Bag Readers Awards - Middle Grade (7-11)

The Books Are My Bag Readers Awards are one of a kind. They're the only book awards with shortlists curated by bookshops - and the only major awards voted for by book-lovers. These awards are organised by the Booksellers Association and sponsored by National Book Tokens.

The Winner

The Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll - February, 1941. Olive and her brother Cliff are evacuated to a Devonshire lighthouse - but Olive has a secret which soon links her to something dark and possibly dangerous.

The Shortlist 

Radio Boy (Radio Boy, Book 1)
By Christian O'Connell

Radio Boy by Christian O'Connell - From leading breakfast radio star Christian O’Connell comes a brilliant and laugh-out-loud story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary secret radio show. (Broadcast from his shed.)

The Explorer
By Katherine Rundell

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell, illustrated by Hannah Horn - Fred, Con, Lila, and Max's plane crashes in the Amazon jungle, leaving them all alone... until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.

The Guggenheim Mystery
By Robin Stevens, Siobhan Dowd

The Guggenheim Mystery by Robin Stevens & Siobhan Dowd - Ted Spark is visiting his aunt in New York when a painting is stolen from the Guggenheim Museum - and his aunt is blamed for the crime! Can Ted find the real culprit?

Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl - When infamous escapologist Jack Door breaks out from Pentonville Prison, he sets out for the town of Brackenbridge, determined to find his missing treasure - the Moonlocket.

Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans - Elliot’s mum is ill and his home is under threat, but a shooting star crashes to earth and changes his life forever. Elliot must turn to the old Olympian gods for help - but are they up to the task?


The other Books Are My Bag awards categories are here: Novel, Non-Fiction, Middle Great 7 - 11, Young Adult and Popular Fiction