Discover the two winning books in 2022
We are very excited to share the winners of the 2022 Blue Peter Book Awards! The two winners – Best Story and Best Book with Facts – were voted for by hundreds of schoolchildren across the country and announced on 4 March 2022.
Best Story: The Last Bear
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold and illustrated by Levi Pinfold is a moving tale that mixes the adventure of life in the Arctic Circle with danger, excitement, a touching exploration of April's relationship with her father, and a thought-provoking exploration of the climate emergency.
'When I found out I had won, I burst into tears and couldn't speak. Like many children, I grew up on a diet of Blue Peter, following the show’s adventures and falling in love with all the pets. This feels particularly apt, because whilst The Last Bear touches upon serious themes, at its core, it is a story about the love between a child and an animal.' Hannah Gold
'To me, good stories are the ultimate enjoyment. It doesn’t matter what kind of person you are; you can guarantee someone has written a story which will grab you and not let go.' Levi Pinfold
Also shortlisted in this category:
- Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths by Maisie Chan, illustrated by Anh Cao
- The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter
Best Book with Facts: Invented by Animals
Invented by Animals by Christiane Dorian, illustrated by Gosia Herba, is a fun and informative non-fiction book that explores how animal anatomy, behaviour and skills have influenced the development of a range of human inventions.
'I am thrilled to win the Blue Peter Book Award amongst so many fantastic books. The fact that it is judged by children makes it even more special, as they are the best critics.' Christiane Dorian
'I love creating books for children, so it's my greatest joy to be appreciated by the readers... We can do incredible things using nothing but our imagination and reading can be a great adventure.' Gosia Herba
Also shortlisted in this category:
Explore all the books on the longlist for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022
These were all the book titles – fiction and fact books – longlisted for the 2022 Blue Peter Book Awards.
Book Shelf Listing Results
Find out about the winners, shortlisted books and judges from previous Blue Peter Book Awards.
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