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Blue Peter Book Awards longlist announced

30th Oct 18


The longlists for the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts for the Blue Peter Book Awards have been announced and includes a range of titles from funny and fantasy books to adventure and real life issues.


A shortlist of three books for each category will be picked by the Blue Peter judges and will be announced on 8 November. Children at schools from around the country will then help select the final winners from the shortlists.

Here are the full longlists:

Longlist Best Story

Brightstorm by Vashti Hardy (Scholastic)

Iguana Boy Saves the World with a Triple Cheese Pizza by James Bishop and illustrated by Rikin Parekh (Hodder Children's Books)

Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli by Katherine Rundell and illustrated by Kristjana S Williams (Macmillan Children's Books)

Knights and Bikes by Gabrielle Kent (Knights Of)

Song of the Dolphin Boy by Elizabeth Laird (Macmillan Children's Books)

Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone (Simon and Schuster Children's Books)

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf (Quercus)

The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie
(Piccadilly Press)

The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher (Firefly Press)


The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson and illustrated by Elisa Paganelli (Usborne Books)


Longlist Best Book with Facts

Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention by Christopher Lloyd (What on Earth Publishing)

Alastair Humphreys' Great Adventurers: The Incredible Expeditions of 20 Explorers illustrated by Kevin Ward (Big Picture Press)

Ancient Warriors by Iris Volant and Joe Lillington (Flying Eye)

Flying Colours: A Guide to Flags From Around the World by Robert G Fresson (Cicada)

Peace and Me: Inspired by the Lives of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates by Ali Winter and Mickael El Fathi (Lantana Publishing)

Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey by Dr Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman (Flying Eye)

The Bacteria Book: Gross Germs, Vile Viruses and Funky Fungi by Steve Mould (DK Children)

The Beetle Collector's Handbook by M G Leonard (Scholastic)

The Colours of History: How Colours Shaped the World by Clive Gifford and illustrated by Marc-Etienne Peintre (QED Publishing)

The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield and illustrated by Lauren Humphrey (Laurence King Publishing)


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