The Amazing Book Awards

Shoreham Academy, Kingston Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6YT

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Friday 21st June 2024 - The ABA Awards Night


The Home of the ABAs

Established in 2011 by four West Sussex School Librarians the Amazing Book Awards, aka The ABAs, were created to give local students a strong personal voice. The first essential rule of the awards was, only the students’ votes count. No panel could override or veto their decisions. Student voice is key, it’s the cornerstone of our awards.

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Subscriptions for the 2023 awards are still open, and even though we have announced the Long List there is still plenty of time to vote for the 2023 Shortlist! Who will win? Only our students can decide. 


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Club Blog

Rosie Wins Gold!

 About Rosie Talbot wins GOLD! We are delighted to announce that the wonderful Rosie Talbot is your Gold Award Winner. Sixteen souls was a clear winner but Finn Longman’s The Butterfly Assassin and Alex Bell’s The Lighthouse were a super close Silver and...

 The Shortlist is Announced It’s here!! The 2023 Shortlist This year the votes were SO close we had to choose six books instead of our normal five! It’s going to be a bumper year!  Save the date - Friday 16th June Save the Date Get your glad rags ready!...

The Shortlist is here!!

The Shortlist is here!!

It’s such an amazing list (pun intended)!! Thank you to everyone who voted for it, we couldn’t be happier with your final five. So now you have until the 27th May to read and vote for your favourite! Have a look in our “How to Vote” section if...