The Blue Peter Book Awards aim to guide children towards quality literature, encouraging them to read and establish a love of reading for life.
The Blue Peter Book Awards 2015
The Shortlisted titles are
For Best Story....
Goth Girl and a Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell
Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners by Pamela Butchart
And for Best Book with Facts....
Animalium by Jenny Broom
Corpse Talk by Adam Murphy
The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff by Andy Seed
Judge Liz Pichon said "We have a brilliant selection, something for everyone. There's beautifully illustrated fiction, gripping stories, funny books and the FIRST comic strip style book with facts which is fantastic. We keep hearing that kids don't read anymore, but if you get the right books in front of them they really will - I've seen it. The Blue Peter Awards are a fantastic way of showcasing even more great books."
You can keep up to date with the Awards @Booktrust
The six shortlisted titles were chosen by the judges, which this year included
Michael de Souza - Co-creator of the Rastamouse book series and co-founder of Little Roots Ltd.
Anna James - Editor, We Love This Book and Media Editor, The Bookseller, and former school librarian
Liz Pichon - author of the Tom Gates series, and winner of the Blue Peter Book Awards Best Story 2013
Ewan Vinnicombe (non-voting chair) - Editor, Blue Peter and Head of Presentation for CBeebies and CBBC
The books will now be judged by more than 200 young Blue Peter viewers drawn from 10 schools across the UK, who will decide the winners of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2015 in each of the two categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts.
The two winning books will be announced on the Blue Peter show on World Book Day - 5 March 2015.
And take the 15th anniversary quiz, download a reading guide for the shortlisted books, and read a blog by judge Anna James on the special Booktrust/Blue Peter Book Awards resources page.
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The Blue Peter Book Awards 2014, now in it's 15th year, have just announced the shortlisted books listed below for both competition categories.Best Book with Facts
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Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts This laugh-out-loud book is bursting with lists, facts, jokes and funny true stories all about silly people, silly animals, silly inventions, silly names and much more....
Featured in: 7+ readers | Book Awards
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/05/2014
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts Meet some of history's most famous, infamous and downright incredible men and women! What was the secret of Cleopatra's irresistible personality? Why did Ghengis Khan become...
Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Story Izzy is really pleased to have been put in charge of the new girl at school. Matilde is French, and Izzy and her friends can't wait to show her...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Book Awards | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2014
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See Katie Scott at Hay Fever! Join illustrator Katie Scott as she unravels the wonders of the natural world with the bestselling book, Animalium, winner of the Sunday Times...
Featured in: 7+ readers | Hay Fever
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2014
Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Best Fiction for 5-12's Award 2015 - Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story From the seventeenth floor of the tower block where he lives with his mother, Ade watches as the buildings...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Book Awards | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2014
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 Best Story - October 2014 Book of the Month Award-winning author/ illustrator Chris Riddell has created a hilarious sequel to the much-loved Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse a
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2014