Blue Peter Book Awards 2006

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Blue Peter Book of the Year

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    Lost and Found

    Oliver Jeffers
    HarperCollins Children's Books

    Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to find his home.

Blue Peter Book of the Year

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    Private Peaceful

    Michael Morpurgo

    Set during World War I, Private Peaceful charts eight hours in the life of Tommo, a young soldier at the Front.

Blue Peter Book of the Year

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    The Man on the Moon!

    Simon Bartram
    Templar Publishing

    Bob knows almost everything there is to know about the moon - but there's something going on behind his back that he hasn't spotted...

Blue Peter Book of the Year

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    Mortal Engines

    Philip Reeve

    London is on the move again: the traction city trawls the world on wheels, capturing and eating smaller towns.

Blue Peter Book of the Year

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    Feather Boy

    Nicky Singer

    Robert is having a tough time at school, being bullied by Nicker; he's also trying to deal with the break-up of his parents' marriage.

Blue Peter Book of the Year

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    The Wind Singer

    William Nicholson

    This is a stunningly original fantasy, set in the mythical city of Aramanth, where every hosehold is judged solely on its members' ability to perform in examinations.

Blue Peter Book of the Year

  • Winner

    A Pilgrim's Progress

    John Bunyan

    Retold by Geraldine McCaughrean

    Illustrated by Jason Cockroft


    This retelling of John Bunyan's classic story is filled with drama, excitement and adventure

About the Blue Peter Book Awards 2006

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 2018 celebrates children's books published in the last year in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts.

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Past winners of the Blue Peter Book of the Year

2017: Best Story: Podkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood and illustrated by David Wyatt (Faber & Faber); Best Story with Facts: Survivors by David Long and illustrated by Kerry Hyndman (Faber & Faber)

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)


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