About the Brilliant Book Award

The Brilliant Book Award is managed by the Nottinghamshire Education Library Service.  
The timetable for the award runs from September 2015 to March 2016 and is open to KS3 students in schools in Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire.
Schools can submit suggested titles for the longlist until October 2015.
The shortlisted titles will be announced in November 2015.
Students in participating schools then read all of the shortlisted books and vote for their favourite title.
The winner will be announced in March 2016.


  • To promote reading to KS3 pupils
  • To raise awareness of children’s literature
  • To give a voice to pupils through reading for pleasure
  • To recognise excellence as well as popularity