Blue Peter Book Awards 2015

Latest update 'The 2015 Awards are now closed to submissions'

The 15th Blue Peter Book Awards will celebrate children's books published in the last year in two categories:  Best Story and Best Book with Facts


The deadline for publishers to submit entries was Tuesday 26 August 2014. There will be three shortlisted books for each award chosen by our panel of judges and announced on Blue Peter on 4 December 2014. The 2015 judging panel will be announced in due course.


Approximately 200 children from 10 schools across the UK will then read the shortlisted books and vote for their favourites in each category. The two winning books will be announced on the Blue Peter programme scheduled for World Book Day on 5 March 2015.


Stay up-to-date with the Awards on Twitter: @Booktrust and #BPBA

About the Blue Peter Book Awards 2015

The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000. The Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 celebrates children's books published in the last year in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts.

For updates on the Award follow @Booktrust, on Twitter, and visit the official Blue Peter page.

Past winners of the Blue Peter Book of the Year

2014 Best Story: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (Faber & Faber); Best Book with Facts: Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders: World War II by Tony Robinson and illustrated by Del Thorpe (Macmillan Children's Books)

2013 Best Story: Tom Gates - Genius Ideas (Mostly) by Liz Pichon (Scholastic); Best Book with Facts: Horrible Science: House of Horrors by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles (Scholastic)

2012 The Considine Curse by Gareth P Jones (Bloomsbury)

2011 Dead Man's Cove by Lauren St John (Orion Children's Books)

2010 Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes (Oxford University Press)

2009 Shadow Forest by Matt Haig (Corgi Children's)

2008 Prize didn't run
2007 The Outlaw Varjak Paw by S. F. Said, illustrated by Dave McKean (David Fickling Books)

2006 Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
2005 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo (Collins)
2004 Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram (Templar)
2003 Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Scholastic)
2002 Feather Boy by Nicky Singer (Collins)
2001 The Wind Singer by William Nicholson (Egmont)
2000 A Pilgrim's Progress retold by Geraldine McCaughrean, illustrated by Jason Cockcroft (Hodder)










The Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 invited publishers to submit entries from 28 July to 26 August 2014. For reference please view the Terms & Conditions.


The Blue Peter Book Awards 2015 Terms and Conditions

If you have any queries please email or call Hannah Davies on 020 8875 4838