Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 – Shortlist Announced


The announcement is in – The Blue Peter Book Awards 2017 shortlist has been announced.

Shortlisted for the 2017 awards are:

Best Story

Lost Tales by Adam Murphy and Lisa Murphy

Podkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood and illustrated by David Wyatt

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

Best Book with Facts

Survivors by David Long and illustrated by Kerry Hyndman

Destination: Space by Dr Christoph Englert and illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole

Football School – Where Football Explains the World by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton and illustrated by Spike Gerrell

The judges for this year’s awards are:

Ewan Vinnicombe – (non-voting chair) Editor, Blue Peter

Florentyna Martin – Children’s Book Buyer for Waterstones

Nihal Arthanayake – BBC Radio Presenter, father of two

Sarah McIntyre – Children’s author and illustrator

The shortlist will be announced live on Blue Peter on Thursday 1 December.

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