The Blue Peter Book Award

Since 2000, the enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children. The Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 celebrates children’s books published in the last year in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts. The winners will be announced on World Book Day 2020.

We are really excited to find out the book titles and start reading. Our children in a variety of years will be given the chance to read the books for themselves and vote on their favourites.

Once again we have our Blue Peter Book Awards.

Shortlisted for Best Story 2020 are:

Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson.
A beautiful tale of a courageous young man who overcomes his fears.


Effie by Laura Wood.
Effie aims to make her new school a more inclusive space.


Wildspark by Vashti Hardy.
A mixture of fantasy, school stories and science fiction.


Shortlisted for Best Books with Facts:

Fanatical About Frogs by Owen Davey.
A fascinating read with amazing illustrations.


How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs by Dr. Sheila Kanani and Sol Linero.
Would you like to be an astronaut or work and study in space exploration? Then this is the book for you!


Rise up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories by Amanda Li.
Inspiring stories from normal kids with amazing achievements.


These books will be available in school for you to read and post your book reviews on our school website.