This year’s shortlist, as always, offers something for everyone . From history to mystery, from comedy to thriller, with stories set at home and abroad, in the past and in the present, all of our shortlisted stories are guaranteed to keep y7/8 readers turning the pages.

This year more than ever our shortlist are packed full of important issues and ideas and they will definitely get you thinking - feminism, prejudice, human rights, religion, social media and more...

Which one are you going to start with? Click on the covers below to find out more about each book and its author.

Don’t forget to email us your bookish thoughts and opinions on each of the titles then check out our other great reading suggestions on each of the shortlist pages until the winner is announced in June.

Another Twist
in the Tale

Catherine Bruton

Boy, Everywhere

A M Dassu

Kicking Off

Eve Ainsworth

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

Helen Rutter

Things the Eye
Can't See

Penny Joelson

What We're
Scared Of

Keren David