There are 20 books in the longlist for the UK’s most prestigious children’s book award.  Look for the shorlists on March 18th and the winners in June.

Here are the books on the longlist:

After Tomorrow All the Truth That's in Me Binny for Short

After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross

All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry

Binny for Short by Hilary McKay

Blood Family The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas 

Blood Family by Anne Fine

The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond

Brock by Anthony McGowan

The Bunker Diary Charm & Strange The Child's Elephant

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn

The Child’s Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston

Far Far Away Ghost Hawk Heroic

Far Far Away by Tom McNeal

Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper

Heroic by Phil Earle

Hostage Three Infinite Sky (Infinite Sky, #1) Ketchup Clouds

Hostage Three by Nick Lake

Infinite Sky by CJ Flood

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher

Liar & Spy Monkey Wars The Positively Last Performance

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Monkey Wars by Richard Kurti

The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean

Rooftoppers The Wall

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell

The Wall by William Sutcliffe