Best Scottish Books for Older Readers (Teens)

Shortlisted SCBA titles for teens

Every year, tens of thousands of school pupils vote for their favourite books in the Scottish Children’s Book Awards. Check out this list to see all the books shortlisted for the 12-16 age category since 2006. From thrillers to sci-fi, historical fiction to heady contemporary drama, there’s something here for everyone.

1. Green Jasper

Katie Grant
Nemesis cover

2. Nemesis-Into the Shadows

Catherine MacPhail
Reckoning cover

3. The Reckoning

James Jauncey
Crash cover

4. Crash

J.A. Henderson

5. The Witching Hour

Elizabeth Laird

6. Grass

Cathy MacPhail
Crusade cover

8. Crusade

Elizabeth Laird

9. The Medici Seal

Theresa Breslin
Scarlett cover

11. Scarlett

Cathy Cassidy
Dark Spell by Gill Arbuthnott

13. Dark Spell

Gill Arbuthnott
Drowning Pond cover

14. The Drowning Pond

Catherine Forde
Witness cover

15. The Witness

James Jauncey
Cover of Roxy's Baby

16. Roxy's Baby

Cathy MacPhail
Black Dove White Raven cover

17. Black Dove, White Raven

Elizabeth E Wein
The Wall by William Sutcliffe

18. The Wall

William Sutcliffe
Mosi's War cover

19. Mosi's War

Cathy MacPhail
The Piper cover

21. The Piper

Danny Weston
Ferryman cover

22. Ferryman

Claire McFall
Code Name Verity cover

23. Code Name Verity

Elizabeth Wein
Bunker 10 cover

24. Bunker 10

J.A. Henderson
Wasted cover

29. Wasted

Nicola Morgan
Crossing the Line cover

30. Crossing the Line

Gillian Philip

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust