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Announcing the 2012 Shortlist … (Yay!)

Hurrah! It’s World Book Day and we all know what that means….

The ABA Committee are VERY proud to announce the 2012 Shortlist. And what a list it is!!

  • 0.4 by Mike Lancaster
  • Being Billy by Phil Earle
  • iBoy by Kevin Brooks
  • If I could Fly by Jill Hucklesby
  • Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

Thank you so much for you votes. You now have until the 18th June to read all five books, complete the passports and vote for your bronze, silver and gold winners.

Don’t for get to check out the resources pages where we will be adding bits and bobs daily.

Order your books from the Book Nook today … Book Nook Order Form

So without further ado,


Voting is …

That’s it. The votes have been collected and counted and the shortlist is complete. …

And the final 5 are …. * cough * …

Ah, no, we’re not going to tell you yet! You’ll have to wait until World Book Day, Thursday March 1st.  Sorry!! (Aren’t we meanies?! Tehe!)

A huge thank you for your help choosing the final 5! We hope that you, like us, think they are all amazing.

Remember to LIKE us on facebook! You’ll find a forum on our pages where you can discuss what you’ve read or still reading, and talk to students from other schools about the shortlist.

See you on World Book Day.

The ABA Committee


The dealine is here!

Please send us your shortlist nominatons by tomorrow (Tuesday 21st Feb.) Otherwise your votes won’t count!! And we really want your votes to count!

Email your nominations to: by 5pm tomorrow.

The Countdown Begins

It’s the 1st February today and do you know what that means?

It means you have just 20 days to make your final decisions and send us your 5 shortlist nominations.

Make sure you’ve sent us your nominations by or before Pancake Day (Feb. 21st) otherwise your votes may not count. After that you will receive your (quite frankly) amazing welcome pack, and all you need to do then is to get reading!

So come on people!! LET’S DO THIS!

Looking forward to hearing from you all soon,

The ABA Committee

The ABAs 2012 are here!

Welcome to the brand new Amazing Book Awards website. We’re just getting started and 2012 will be our very first year. Here are some things you need to know about us:

The Sussex Coast Schools Amazing Book Awards have been created by a group of School Librarians from West Sussex. The awards are aimed at students in Years 9 & 10, but students from most years are welcome to take part. * some texts might be unsuitable for students in year 7 *

We decided to choose British/UK authors whose books were published for the first time in paperback between June 2010 and Jun 2011. We wanted books suitable for 13-15 year olds, nothing too young or old, and nothing too heavy (!) It’s up to you to decide if we’ve made the right choices.

This year we have 20 books on our long-list and you’ve got till 21st Feb (Pancake Day) to pick your favourite 5. Once we’ve received all the nominations from the schools taking part we’ll select the 5 top books and they will become our shortlist.

Then you’ve got until 18th June to read all 5 and vote for your very most favourite. After that you will be invited to a very grand, glittery and (hopefully) star-author-studded award ceremony at the brand new Shoreham Academy on 5th July. We’ll have drinks and nibbles, you’ll have a chance to meet the authors, buy signed copies of their books and see who the winners are.

Here’s what you can do:

  • Get stuck in!! Read the books!
  • Tell us what you think!! Review the books! – send your reviews to us, or post them on this website!
  • Missed out this year? – if your school hasn’t signed up this year you can soon for next year.

Happy reading everyone,

The ABA Committee