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The Blue Peter Book Awards 2014

The Shortlisted titles were

For Best Story....

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell - WINNER

Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Whale Boy by Nicola Davies

And for Best Book with Facts....

Weird World of Wonders - World War II by Tony Robinson - WINNER

The World in Infographics: Animal Kingdom by Jon Richards and Ed Simkins

Marvellous Maths by Jonathan Litton and Thomas Flintham 

You can keep up to date with the Awards @Booktrust

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The six shortlisted titles were chosen by the judges, which this year include CBBC presenter Katie Thistleton, author of She is Not Invisible, Marcus SedgwickKirsten Grant, Director of World Book Day and Blue Peter Editor, Ewan Vinnicombe. The books were then judged by more than 200 young Blue Peter viewers drawn from 10 schools across the UK, who decided the winners of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 in each of the two categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts.

The two winning books were be announced on the show on World Book Day - 6 March 2014.

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




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The winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2014 have been announced! See the winners and shorlist in the category below.

The Blue Peter Book Awards aim to guide children towards quality literature, encouraging them to read and establish a love of reading for life.

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Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders - World War II
Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders - World War II
Tony Robinson
Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Book with Facts  It's history, but not as we know it! Find out everything you need to know in this brilliant, action-packed, fact-filled book, including: - just how useful...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 14/03/2013
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Rooftoppers
Rooftoppers
Katherine Rundell
Overall Winner and Winner of Fiction for 5-12's category 2014 Waterstones Children's Book Prize  Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 Abandoned as a baby,  Sophie’s determination to find...
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Format: Paperback - Released: 07/03/2013
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Oliver and the Seawigs
Reader Reviewed Oliver and the Seawigs
Philip Reeve
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story September 2013 Book of the Month  Award-winning Philip Reeve spins a hugely original yarn encompassing moving islands, a short sighted mermaid, a stuck-up boy by the name of Stacey...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Books Reviewed by Children | Books of the Month | eBooks
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2013
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Whale Boy
Whale Boy
Nicola Davies
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2014 - Best Story Michael, a young boy growing up on the tropical island of Rose Town, has been saving up for his own fishing boat for years. But when a terrible...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/04/2013
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Marvellous Maths
Marvellous Maths
Jonathan Litton
Clear, humorous text, bright illustrations and interactive novelties help explain topics including numbers, geometry, probability, transformations and statistics. The focus is on making maths accessible and exciting, so each topic has an investigation for young numbersmiths to try at home.
Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2013
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Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom
Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
Welcome to the world of infographics! This exciting form of data visualisation uses icons, pictograms and graphics to present information to kids in a whole new way. Marvel at amazing facts about the world of animals - all visualised in...
Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/06/2013
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