Essex Book Awards 2018

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Welcome to the EES for Schools Essex Book Awards 2018 - the biggest reading group for secondary students in Essex, Southend, Thurrock and Hertfordshire. Pupils are invited to read six shortlisted books and judge which one they consider to be the best. The Award is flexible as each school can decide how they want to run their own scheme.

The really positive aspect of taking part in this reading challenge is that your vote counts. Those who take part widen their reading habits, improve their reading skills and meet loads of new people who like reading too!

See our Awards pages for the result and more information.


All the Things That Could Go Wrong - Stewart Foster

 Emotional and uplifting story dealing with two boy’s struggle with the reality of everyday life.  
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Kick - Mitch Johnson

 Fast-paced story about making choices – right or wrong in the slums of Jakarta.  
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Scarecrow - Danny Weston

 Action adventure story with supernatural links. But how much is real and how much is in Jack’s mind?  
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The Island at the End of Everything - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

 Be prepared to go on an emotional roller-coaster as you read this story based on historical truth.  
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The Starman and Me - Sharon Cohen

 ET and Doby meet Stig of the Dump in this page turning adventure.  
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Troublemakers - Catherine Barter

 Personal and political drama which makes for compelling reading.  
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