2021 Blue Peter Book Awards

The winners of the 2021 Blue Peter Book Awards have been announced. The awards have been around for over 20 years and celebrate the best authors and illustrators in children’s books in the UK. Here are the winners and the longlisted titles:


A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll (released in October 2021 in the United States)


A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You by Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley


Adventures on Trains: The Highland Falcon Thief by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, illustrated by Elisa Paganelli

School's Cancelled (Anisha the Accidental Detective #2)

Anisha Accidental Detective: School’s Cancelled! by Serena Patel, illustrated by Emma McCann

Be Plastic Clever

Be Plastic Clever by Amy and Ella Meek

Copycat Science by Mike Barfield

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook

Fearless! How to be your true, confident self

Fearless! How to Be Your True, Confident Self by Liam Hackett, illustrated by Mike Perry

The Humans

The Humans by Jonny Marx, illustrated by Charlie Davis

I Like Animals… What Jobs Are There? by Steve Martin, illustrated by Roberto Blefari

Inventors by Robert Winston, illustrated by Jessamy Hawke

Life Of Riley: Beginner's Luck

Life of Riley: Beginner’s Luck by Simon James Green, illustrated by Alexsei Bitskoff

Llama Out Loud!

Llama Out Loud by Annabelle Sami, illustrated by Allen Fatimaharan

Pizazz by Sophy Henn (released in June 2021 in United States)

Professor Astro Cat’s Deep Sea Voyage by Dr. Dominic Walliman, illustrated by Ben Newman

Question Everything!: An investigator's toolkit (Real Life Book 3)

Question Everything! An Investigator’s Toolkit by Susan Martineau, illustrated by Vicky Barker

Snow Foal

Snow Foal by Susanna Bailey

Tamarind & the Star of Ishta

Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan

Where the Wilderness Lives

Where the Wilderness Lives by Jess Butterworth

Who Do You Think You Are? by Alice Harman, illustrated by Blok Magnaye