Resource type: Book awards
Price band: Free
Key stage: KS2
Region(s): All of UK
Sadly, in July 2022, Blue Peter and BookTrust announced that the Blue Peter Book Awards had come to an end after more than 20 years. These hugely popular awards celebrated the best children’s books published in the previous twelve months. There were two award categories:
- Best Story
- Best Book with Facts.
A shortlist for each category was chosen by a panel of expert judges, but the winners were chosen by pupils from a selection of primary schools across the UK.
Read our Winners Announcement for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022.
About BookTrust: The Blue Peter Book Awards were administered by Book Trust, which is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity. Book Trust provides books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading across every region in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
- To find past winners of the Blue Peter Book Awards, click here.
- Other book awards that offer an opportunity for children to vote for their favourite title include the Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowers’ Choice Awards, the FCBG Children’s Book Award, the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards, the Shropshire Bookfest Book Awards, the Spark! School Book Awards, the SLA Information Book – Children’s Choice Awards and the Young People’s Book Prize.
- There are three other children’s book awards for non-fiction: the SLA Information Book Award, the Young People’s Book Prize and the UKLA Information Book Award.
- Non-fiction November has more resources and book recommendations for non-fiction.
- For a full listing of children’s book awards, click here.