Looking for some great books for kids? Check the Blue Peter award shortlist

The spy who loved school dinnersThe six books in the running for this year’s Blue Peter Book Awards have been revealed.

They were announced on Blue Peter by top author Michael Morpurgo, who also received the ultimate prize of a gold Blue Peter badge.

There are two categories: Best Book with Facts and Best Story.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Book with Facts

Animalium written by Jenny Broom and illustrated by Katie Scott – on order

Corpse Talk: Season 1 by Adam Murphy

The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff written by Andy Seed and illustrated by Scott GarrettBoy in the tower

Best Story

Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen (for 9+)

Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death by Chris Riddell (for 9+)

The Spy Who Loved School Dinners written by Pamela Butchart and illustrated by Thomas Flintham (for 7+)

Around 200 children from 10 schools across the UK will read the shortlisted books and vote for their favourites in each category.


The award has been running for 15 years and the two winning books will be announced on Blue Peter on 5 March 2015, which is World Book Day.