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Friday 21st June 2024 - The ABA Awards Night

The 2017 Long List

What an AMAZING list! Now you'd better get reading!!

The 2017 Long List

We are very excited to announce, after a highly successful meeting, the 2017 ABA Long List. And what a list it is! Wow!!

  1. A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond
  2. Twenty Questions for Gloria by Martyn Bedford
  3. Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
  4. Petunia Perry and the Curse of the Ugly Pigeon by Pamela Butchart
  5. The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld
  6. River of Ink by Helen Dennis
  7. The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge
  8. More of Me by Kathryn Evans
  9. The Door that led to Where by Sally Gardner
  10. In Another Life by Laura Jarratt
  11. Maladapted by Richard Kurti
  12. There will be Lies by Nick Lake
  13. The Sign of One by Eugene Lambert
  14.  Gorilla Dawn by Gill Lewis
  15.  The Novice by Taran Matharu
  16. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  17. Book of Lies by Teri Terry
  18. Thirteen Chairs by Dan Shelton
  19. Fire Colour One by Jenny Valentine
  20. All Sorts of Possible by Rupert Wallis



Each school should spend some time discussing the Long List. If you have copies look at the book covers and read the blurbs. Then ask your students to pick the 5 books they would like to see on the shortlist. Finally all you need to do is send us your total votes for each book (not just your top five books).

Get your votes to Amanda ( by Friday 27th Jan. We’ll be announcing the Shortlist on Wednesday 1st Feb.