Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists
27th Oct 19

Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 longlists

If you're looking for some of the best books with facts and fabulous stories, check out the Blue Peter Book Awards longlists!

The longlists have just been announced and highlight some of the best fiction and non fiction published in the last year.

There will be prizes for the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts. Authors who have won the award before include Onjali Rauf, Cressida Cowell, Michael Morpurgo, Katherine Rundell and Liz Pichon.

But who will be picked for the shortlist this year?

Here are longlists - perhaps you've already read some of these at home or at school?

Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 - Best Story longlist

Bloom by Nicola Skinner, illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino

Can You See Me? by Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott

Charlie Changes Into a Chicken by Sam Copeland, illustrated by Sarah Horne

Lori and Max by Catherine O'Flynn

Malamander by Thomas Taylor

Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson, illustrated by Mike Lowery

Runaway Robot by Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton

Vote for Effie by Laura Wood

Where the River Runs Gold by Sita Brahmachari

Wildspark by Vashti Hardy

Blue Peter Book Awards 2020 - Best Book with Facts longlist

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay by Alexandra Stewart, illustrated by Joe Todd-Stanton

Fanatical About Frogs by Owen Davey

Heroes by Jonny Marx, illustrated by Gerhard van Dyk

How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs by Dr Sheila Kanani, illustrated by Sol Linero

Humanimal: Incredible Ways Animals Are Just Like Us! by Christopher Lloyd, illustrated by Mark Ruffle

Plastic Sucks! You Can Make A Difference by Dougie Pointer

Rise Up: Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories by Amanda Li, illustrated by Amy Blackwell

The Ladybird Big Book of Dead Things by Ned Hartley, illustrated by Binny Talib

The Lost Book of Adventure by Teddy Keen

When the Stars Come Out by Nicola Edwards, illustrated by Lucy Cartwright

The judges - including TV presenter Meryl Fernandes, poet and author Joseph Coelho and historian and podcaster Jean Menzies - will now select a shortlist from the longlist, before handing the difficult task of picking the two winners to schoolchildren around the country.

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