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Blue Peter Book Awards 2019

7th Mar 19


The winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 have been announced, with The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf winning the Best Fiction award.


The Boy at the Back of the Class is an inspirational story about a Syrian refugee called Ahmet. At its heart, it's a tale about compassion, acceptance and understanding.

The Colours of History by Clive Gifford and Marc-Etienne Peintre won the award for the Best Factual book.

Why did Roman emperors wear purple? What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future? The Colours of History is a vibrant exploration of different colours and the roles they've played throughout time.

The Blue Peter Book Awards 2019 celebrate the amazing books that have been published for children in the last year. The winning titles were voted for by over 300 children from 12 schools across the UK.

You can see the full shortlists, here:

Best Fiction Shortlist

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf (Orion Children's Books)

The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher (Firefly Press)

The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Andersen (Usborne)


Best Book with Facts Shortlist

The Colours of History by Clive Gifford and Marc-Etienne Peintre (QED Publishing)

Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey by Dr. Dominic Walliman, illus Ben Newman (Flying Eye Books)

The Element in the Room: Investigating the Atomic Ingredients that Make Up Your Home by Mike Barfield, illus Lauren Humphrey (Laurence King Publishing)



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