How many of you remember watching Blue Peter yourselves as children?
The programme still has enduring popularity with youngsters today and since 2000, The Blue Peter Book Awards have been celebrating the best in children’s books.
The judges have recently announced their chosen shortlist of six books in two categories: the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts.
- The Boy who Swam With Piranhas by David Almond, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers
- Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes
- Tom Gates – Genius Ideas (Mostly) by Liz Pichon
Best Book with Facts
- Horrible Science: House of Horrors by Nick Arnold & Tony De Saulles
- Walter Tull’s Scrapbook by Michaela Morgan
- Fantastic Mr Dahl by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Quentin Blake
The final judging is now in the hands of 200 Blue Peter viewers from 10 schools across the country. The ultimate winners will be announced in a special edition of Blue Peter On March 7th (World Book Day).