2020 British Book Award Shortlists

The shortlists for the 2020 British Book Awards have been announced. Winners in each category will be selected by different panels of judges, with one panel focused on selecting the overall best book of the year. Winners will be announced on June 29th. Here are the shortlists for the juvenile categories:


The 117-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

The Beast of Buckingham Palace

The Beast of Buckingham Palace by David Walliams & Tony Ross

A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

A Pinch of Magic by Michelle Harrison

The Star Outside my Window

The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Q. Rauf



Heartstopper: Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman

Look Up! By Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

On the Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva

Prisoners of Geography: Our World Explained in 12 Simple Maps (Hardback)

Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall, illustrated by Grace Easton and Jessica Smith

The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

You Got This: A fabulously fearless guide to being YOU

You Got This by Bryony Gordon

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