The Amazing Book Awards

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Friday 21st June 2024 - The ABA Awards Night

Ta! Da! Announcing the ABA 2013 Finalists….

It gives us great pleasure to announce the ABA 2013 Shortlist. And your final 5 are…

  1. Daylight Saving by Edward Hogan
  2. Dead Time by Anne Cassidy
  3. The Repossession by Sam Hawksmoor
  4. Slated by Teri Terry
  5. Wolf Blood by N.M. Browne

We think it’s brilliant! A really good mixed bag of titles. It was SO close; books were just one vote apart in some cases and that’s why it’s SO important that your students vote!  This year we’ve received over 400 votes from our 21 partner schools and academies! How cool is that!? All you need to do now is order your books from the Book Nook and get reading! We can’t wait!

Keep watching the website as we’re going to put lots of stuff,  games and activities, up here for you to do with (or give to) your book clubs and ABA groups. Just check the 2013 resources pages every so often for an update. There you’ll also find PDF/JPEG copies of all resources  to print off for yourselves. If you need extra hard copies of anything please email us directly at

You’ll need to send us your final votes by Tuesday, 18th June at the very latest as any votes received after this date won’t count.  It would be such a shame for your students not to have their say, but you don’t have to worry about that now; we’ll send you lots more details about voting and how to do it nearer the deadline. This year we expect every school taking part to vote for the final awards, as that, after all, is what the ABAs are all about!

Your Shortlist goodie bag is already on its way to you. In it you will find everything you’ll need from now on. There’s:

Enjoy reading – we know we will!