A few weeks ago, we announced the 7 book shortlist for the 2020 Chalkdust Book of the Year. In this post, we announce the winner of this award.

We will be awarding two prizes: the Chalkdust Book of the Year (as chosen by our editors), and the Chalkdust Readers’ Choice (as voted for by our readers).

## Chalkdust Book of the Year 2020

We found picking a winner of this award really difficult, as all the books on the shortlist were deserving of the prize (obviously, as if not they wouldn’t have made the shortlist). The one thing that set the winner apart from the other books was the innovative ways in which it got the reader to interact with it, and the way it could be enjoyed by older readers as well as children. And the winner is:

## Molly and the Mathematical Mystery

#### Eugenia Cheng and Aleksandra Artymowska

This book (Amazon UK, Waterstones) is an interactive children’s book that encourages the reader to solve clues to follow the adventure.

You can read our full review of *Molly and the Mathematical Mystery* here.

## Chalkdust Readers’ Choice 2020

As well as picking our favourite from the shortlist, we held a vote for our readers to pick their favourite. The runaway winner of this poll was:

## Mathematical Adventures!

#### Ioanna Georgiou and Asuka Young

This book (Amazon UK, Waterstones, Tarquin) is a children’s book the takes the reader on a journey through the history of maths.

You can read our full review of *Mathematical Adventures!* here.