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Who will win the Viewers' Vote Book Award?

Almost 50 books have won a Blue Peter Book Award since the year 2000. From those winners, a panel of experts from BookTrust have nominated ten of those winners books be part of the Viewers' Vote award.

For the first time EVER, we are asking YOU to decide which of these brilliant award-winning reads is worthy of a special Book Award. The author of the winning book will receive a marvellous trophy.

How do I vote?

You will need a BBC ID to vote and you can only vote once, so choose wisely! More information about all the books can be found below the vote.

Vote closes Monday 2nd March at 12 noon. 

Vote now!

Read all about the shortlisted titles.

You have to choose your favourite from these ten amazing titles. Here is a little bit of extra info about each of them.

The Boy At The Back Of The Class

By Onjali Q. Raúf

Winner: 2019

It’s not usually much of a surprise when a new boy joins your class at school. But Ahmet is different. He’s a refugee from Syria. He doesn’t speak English, and he never smiles. Lucky for him, he meets three classmates who will do everything in their power to be a good friend.

The Gruffalo

By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Winner: 2000

The Gruffalo is a terrifying mythical creature invented by Mouse to avoid being eaten by hungry predators in the woods. His clever plan seems to be working until he encounters an ACTUAL Gruffalo and has to find a way to trick the scariest beast of them all…

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

by J. K. Rowling

Winner: 2001

Harry Potter receives a letter of acceptance to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on his 11th birthday. His magical adventures get serious when he learns of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named’s wicked plan to steal the Philosopher’s Stone…


By Roald Dahl

Winner: 2000

Matilda loves to read. But her family don’t understand her love of books, and would rather she watched TV all day. Matilda hopes to find happiness when she’s finally allowed to start school, but she soon realises it won’t be as easy as she thought when she meets the horrid head teacher Miss Trunchbull…

Mortal Engines

By Philip Reeve

Winner: 2003

Mortal Engines is set in a dystopian future, where the world’s resources have run out and cities travel the world on huge machines devouring one another. Hester Shaw has been following the city of London for a while. She’s looking for the man who murdered her mother and she will take her revenge, no matter the cost…

The Outlaw Varjack Paw

By SF Said

Winner: 2007

Varjak Paw is the feline leader of a new gang. A gang that wants nothing more than freedom and kindness for all… But when war breaks out, Varjak and his friends are outnumbered and must fight for their freedom or die trying…

Private Peaceful

By Michael Morpurgo

Winner: 2005

Private Peaceful takes place over one night, as Tommo Peaceful reflects on how he ended up fighting on the front line in World War One with his older brother Charlie. As the clock ticks closer to dawn, Tommo navigates the two wars in his life – the one on the battlefield, and the one in his heart.


By Katherine Rundell

Winner: 2014

Sophie was found floating in a cello case in the sea when she was just a baby by a man named Charles. As she grows up, Sophie becomes more and curious about her mother’s whereabouts. With the authorities threatening to take her away, the pair flee to Paris to track down Sophie’s elusive mother, discovering a whole new world on the rooftops.

The Story of Tracy Beaker

By Jacqueline Wilson

Winner: 2002

Tracy Beaker is a girl who lives in a children’s home. Tracy spends her days fighting with the other children and hoping that her absent glamorous mum will come back and get her. Then Tracy meets Cam, a writer, and wonders if there is another way to find herself a home…

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum

By Andy Stanton and David Tazzyman

Winner: 2007

Mr Gum is an extremely nasty man who hates everyone and lives in a disgusting tip of a house… Except for his beautiful garden! When Jake the dog decides it’s the perfect place to play, Mr Gum is not pleased, not pleased AT ALL…

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