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2011 Winner Announced

Lincoln Peirce wins the 2011 Award for Big Nate: The Boy With the Biggest Head in the World

Welcome to the Southwark Book Award Website

Set up in 2007, the Southwark Book Award is a reading project for Year 6 and Year 7 pupils in the Southwark area of London. All primary and secondary schools in the area are entitled to participate, as are members of the popular "Chatterbooks" reading groups. The schools taking part this year are listed on the About the Award page.

The shortlist this year includes a wide variety of books to suit all tastes - just scroll down to the "virtual bookshelf" at the bottom of this page to see the books, or visit the Shortlist page to find out more about them.

Students at Southwark schools can write reviews on the website which can then be read by all visitors to the site.

This Year's Results

  • Big Nate - WINNER - 196 votes
  • Now - 81 votes
  • Help! I'm trapped in my best friend's nose - 79 votes
  • How Ali Ferguson Saved Houdini - 51 votes
  • Time Train to the Blitz - 38 votes
  • Street Heroes - 35 votes

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Last Year's Results

  • Killer Clone - WINNER - 163 votes
  • Grubtown Tales - 162 votes
  • The TV Time Travellers - 129 votes
  • The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 - 127 votes
  • How Kirsty Jenkins Stole the Elephant - 99 votes
  • Wilma Tenderfoot and the Case of the Frozen Hearts - 98 votes

Lucy on Big Nate: The boy with the biggest head in the world:

I like the book because it is funny but sometimes it reminds me of my family and me. I think if you like funny books i think you should read these book, it is my favortive book now. So i hope you enjo...


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