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