CBBC Blue Peter Book Awards Blue Peter Book Awards

The Blue Peter Book Awards 2014, now in it's 15th year, have just announced the shortlisted books listed below for both competition categories.



Blue Peter Best Book with Facts

The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff
Andy Seed
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts Ever wanted to know what kind of animal an aye-aye is? Or how much gravy the boot of a Mini Cooper Convertible can hold? What about which... Featured in: 7+ readers | Blue Peter Book Awards | All Shortlists and Winners | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Corpse Talk
Adam Murphy
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts Full of fascinating facts from famous figures throughout history. Goulish and wacky with hilarious illustrations. Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Blue Peter Book Awards
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Animalium
Jenny Broom
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award 2015 - Best Book with Facts Welcome to the museum! There are more than 160 animal specimens to be discovered in Animalium, the first in a series of virtual museums. Wander the galleries -... Featured in: 7+ readers | Blue Peter Book Awards | Hay Fever
Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2014
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Blue Peter Best Story

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
Pamela Butchart
Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2015 - Best Story Loaded with laughs and crazy capers, the brilliantly bonkers second book from the author of Baby Aliens Got My Teacher! Featured in: 7+ readers | Blue Peter Book Awards | All Shortlists and Winners | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen
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: 9+ readers | Blue Peter Book Awards | All Shortlists and Winners | 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 03/07/2014
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Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death
Chris Riddell
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 | Hallowe'en | Blue Peter Book Awards | Children's Laureate | Christmas Books 2014 | 9+ readers | Schools | World Book Day
Format: Hardback | Released 25/09/2014
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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.

If you'd like more information on the Awards visit www.booktrust.org or the Blue Peter Book Awards page.

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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