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MABA Award Ceremony 2017


The 2017 MABA Winning book is


The winning book of MABA 2017 was announced at the award ceremony.  The votes had been counted and verified and the winning title had been placed inside the gold envelope ready for the day!  The winning book (the favourite from all of the schools) was ‘We Are All Made Of Molecules’ by Susin Nielson.  The competition was extremely close this year, and all of the books were enjoyed by many students!  The selection of books had proved to be very popular and we can recommend them all!

The Award Ceremony

The MABA Award Ceremony took place at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls on Thursday 11th May.

The MGGS reading group was joined by reading groups from Valley Park School, Maidstone Grammar School, The Holmesdale School and Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School  for  the ceremony.  Polly Ho-Yen, author of Boy in the Tower, came to talk to the students about her creative writing process and the inspiration behind her books – an invasion of slugs and soggy school broccoli!  Polly was an inspirational speaker, who provided many tips for any future writers!  The ceremony was enjoyed by all who attended.



 Polly’s books

Polly’s doodle that helped with Boy in the Tower

Thank you to everybody who attended the MABA Reading Groups and the ceremony.  We hope to see you again next year.

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MGGS – Ready to Host the 2017 MABA Award Ceremony!


Here at MGGS we are ready to host the 2017 MABA Award Ceremony!  The votes have been counted, the envelope (gold of course) is sealed and we are ready to welcome the other reading groups and Polly Ho-Yen.  We are looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow.

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Valley Park School MABA Reading Group


We are looking forward to visiting MGGS for the Awards event this week. It will be great to meet Polly Ho-Yen and the other reading groups.

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One week to Go!


It’s decision time!

Voting is happening in Schools across Maidstone! Have you chosen your winner yet?

We are so excited to welcome Polly Ho-Yen the author of Where Monsters Lie and The Boy in the Tower to our event at MGGS next week. I can’t wait to hear her talk and ask her questions about her work.

See you all there!

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See the 2017 Shortlist Here!


MABA 2017

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MABA 2017 is Launched!


Welcome to the Maidstone Area Book Awards 2017. This year we are reading “Future Classics” complied by Book Trust.

The 2017 awards will be hosted by Maidstone Grammar School for Girls in May 2017.

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