Blue Peter Book Awards 2017

Latest update 'Schools can now judge 2017's Award'

BookTrust is looking to recruit at least 200 Year 5 and 6 pupils (or P6 and 7 in Scotland) from 10 primary/middle schools located across the UK to select the winning books for 2017 in two Award categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts.


To register your interest to be one of the 10 judging schools, please fill in the form and return it to by 21 October 2016.


The 2017 Awards will celebrate children's books published in the last year in two categories: Best Story and Best Book with Facts.


There will be three shortlisted books for each award chosen by our panel of judges and announced on Blue Peter in December 2016.


The two winning books, voted for by approximately 200 children from 10 schools across the UK, will be announced on the Blue Peter programme, with the winning authors and illustrators appearing on the live show on World Book Day on 2 March 2017.





About the Blue Peter Book Awards 2017

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 2017 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 website.


Past winners of the Blue Peter Book of the Year

2016: Best Story: The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie (Floris Books); Best Story with Facts: The Epic Book of Epicness: The world’s most epic facts in pictures by Adam Frost (Bloomsbury)

2015: Best Story: The Spy Who Loved School Dinners by Pamela Butchart, illustrated by Thomas Flintham (Nosy Crow); Best Book with Facts: The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff by Andy Seed, illustrated by Scott Garrett (Bloomsbury)

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 2017 Terms and Conditions

If you have any queries please email or call Jenny Holder on 0207 801 8843.