The Wessex Amazing Book Award has been set up by a group of librarians working in Wessex schools. The motivation behind the award was to give pupils a voice in choosing the books they love for the award. Each participating school puts one title onto the longlist, which is then cut down to a shortlist of 5. The pupils then discuss the shortlist and select their winner at an event in the spring. The WABA 2023 Shortlist is below, the winner will be announced in Feb 2023