East Sussex Children's Book Award

This annual book award is presented by our Schools Library and Museum Service.

Children whose schools have sign up to take part in the award have the chance to vote for their favourite fiction book from a shortlist.

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2017 East Sussex Children’s Book Award was ‘The Many Worlds of Albie Bright’ by Christopher Edge

Children's library books

Shortlisted books

This year’s shortlisted books were carefully chosen with the help of children from St Mary Star of the Sea Primary School, Framfield Primary School, Breakwater Academy and Hollington Primary Academy.

Read about the books and your reviews below.

Book award 2017

Book award 2016

Key Dates for 2017

December to January

Shortlisted books sets, information packs and bookmarks delivered to participating schools.

January to May

Pupils in years 5 and 6 read the 5 books on the 2017 shortlist. Schools are encouraged to organise book group meetings to discuss the books.
Pupils can send in their book reviews (online or by post), and participate in the competitions.


Closing date for design a book jacket and creative writing competitions.


Closing date for voting.
Closing date for book reviews.


The final event at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill where Christopher Edge was announced as the winning author. Ally Sherrick and Linda Coggin attended the event.