Blue Peter Book Awards 2019

Fiction Shortlist:

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf

The Clockwork Crow by Catherine Fisher

Factual Shortlist:

The Element in the Room by Mike Barfield and Lauren Humphrey

Professor Astrocat's Human Body Odyssey by by Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

The Colours of History by Clive Gifford and Marc-Etienne Peintre

Meet the Judges!

The BP Book Awards shortlist is chosen from TWENTY books, ten story books and ten factual books. So we get some book-loving experts to help us chose three finalists from each category. So who are they? Watch these bios and learn all about the Book Awards judges and which books they loved growing up.

Alex T. Smith

Alex T. Smith is a legendary author and illustrator, who's won awards for his books and illustrations. Also, his 'Claude' series has been made into an animated TV show. 

Louise Pentland

Louise Pentland is a vlogging sensation! She has millions of followers on her online channel AND she's written books as well! Wowza. 

Darren Chetty

Darren Chetty has taught in schools for over twenty years and is passionate about books and the role they play in young people's lives. 

Ewan Vinnicombe

Ewan Vinnicombe has the best job in the world, not only is he the big boss of Blue Peter but also gets to help judge the Book Awards every year!

What do you think of the shortlist?

Have you read any of the books above? Let us know in the comments.


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  • Comment number 23. Posted by U17132645

    9 Dec 2018 10:18
    I think the clockwork crow sounds great!✍️
  • Comment number 22. Posted by Happypony

    29 Nov 2018 17:14
    The House with Chicken Legs sounds really interesting
  • Comment number 21. Posted by FANTASTICBEASTLOVER

    20 Nov 2018 19:48
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  • Comment number 20. Posted by U17212028

    14 Nov 2018 16:36
    I love books so much!

  • Comment number 19. Posted by chocolatemarshmallowcinnemon

    12 Nov 2018 16:52
    Blue Peter Fan Club Members,

    Well done for finding the next clue!

    Here's Clue 3:

    I wonder what everyone is doing for Children In Need 2018!

    Good luck!

    🍦⭐️🎉June's FOTM 2018!🍦⭐️🎉

  • Comment number 18. Posted by Dolphin sea Dog

    11 Nov 2018 11:39
    I read th boy at the back of the class it is so amazing and I recommend it to everyone
  • Comment number 17. Posted by U17246253

    11 Nov 2018 8:17
    Hi my favorite part of blue Peter is everyone can get a diamond bage
  • Comment number 16. Posted by bluepizzacrunch

    10 Nov 2018 17:22
    I agree with euan vinicome
  • Comment number 15. Posted by Kittycorn Potter

    10 Nov 2018 12:17
    I'm a bookworm!

  • Comment number 14. Posted by Shiny silver flute

    10 Nov 2018 11:59
    Wow all these books look really good!
    I 💙 books!
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