Blue Peter Book Award

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The Blue Peter Book Awards are a set of literary awards for children's books conferred by the BBC television programme Blue Peter. They were inaugurated in 2000 for books published in 1999. The Awards have been managed by reading charity, Booktrust, since 2006. As of 2013, there are two award categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts.

The Book of the Year dated from 2000 when there were also some "Voters' Awards" (2000 to 2002). Previously there were award categories for:

  • Most Fun Story with Pictures, from 2007; Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud, 2004 to 2006
  • Best Book with Facts, from 2003; Best New Information Book, 2002
  • Favourite Story, 2011; Book I Couldn't Put Down, 2000 to 2010

Three books in each category were announced 4 December 2014 and considered by the panel of 200 children from 10 schools. The two winners for the 2015 awards were announced on 5 March 2015, or World Book Day (UK and Ireland).[1]

Winners [edit]

2017[2]
2016[3]
  • Best Story: The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie
  • Best Book with Facts: The Epic Book of Epicness by Adam Frost
2015[1]
2014
2013
  • Best Story: Tom Gates: Genius Ideas (Mostly) by Liz Pichon (Scholastic)
  • Best Book with Facts: House of Horrors (Horrible Science series) by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles (Scholastic)
2012
2011
  • Book of the Year: Dead Man's Cove (Laura Marlin Mysteries, 1) by Lauren St John (Orion)
2010
2009
2008

Prize didn't run.[4]

2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000

Shortlists[edit]

2017[2]
2016[5]
  • Best Book with Facts:
  • Best Story:
    • The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illus. by Steven Lenton
    • The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson
    • The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie
2015[1]
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008

Prize didn't run.[4]

2007
2006
2005
2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 Winners Announced". 5 March 2015. Booktrust. Retrieved 2015-04-14.
  2. ^ a b "Blue Peter Book Awards 2017". Book Trust. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Drabble, Emily (3 March 2016). "Adam Frost and Ross MacKenzie win Blue Peter book awards 2016". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 
  4. ^ a b c "Blue Peter Book Awards 2015". Booktrust (booktrust.co.uk). Retrieved 2014-10-18. With list of past winners.
  5. ^ "Here are the books on the Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist for 2016". Book Trust. Retrieved 11 June 2017. 

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