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COSTA Children’s Book Awards 2020

The COSTA Children's Book Award is the only prize which places children’s books alongside adult books.

The winner of the Children's Book Award for 2020 is:

Voyage of the Sparrowhawk by Natasha Farrant (Faber& Faber. ISBN: 978-0571348763; £7.99)

About the book: Voyage of the Sparrowhawk is an epic journey of police chases, storms at sea and unexpected puppies. Set in the aftermath of World War 1 it follows two orphans as they take their narrowboat across the Channel in search of lost loved ones and a place to call home. Judges called it “a modern classic” and “a book that makes you fall in love with reading”.

 

 

 

The Shortlisted titles 2020 were:

Wranglestone by Darren Charlton

The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates by Jenny Pearson

The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff

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The British Book Awards 2020

First launched in 1990 and now run by The Bookseller, the British Book Awards seek to showcase and celebrate the best books, the best bookshops and the best publishers.

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