2022 Blue Peter Book Award Longlists

The Blue Peter Book Awards celebrate the best authors and illustrators in children’s fiction and nonfiction. The award is given by BookTrust in the UK. The 2022 longlists for the awards have been announced and will be shortened to three books per category on November 11th. The winners will be selected by over 200 children from schools across the UK with the winners announced in March 2022. Here are the longlisted titles:


The Amazing Edie Eckhart

The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones, illustrated by Natalie Smillie

Cover for Bad Panda

Bad Panda by by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey

Cover for The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh by Helen Rutter

Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths

Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths by Maisie Chan, illustrated by Anh Cao (published in the U.S. as Danny Chung Sums It Up in September 2021.)

Cover for Dragon Mountain, 1

Dragon Mountain by Katie Tsang and Kevin Tsang

Cover for The Last Bear

The Last Bear by Hannah Gold, illustrated by Levi Pinfold

October, October

October, October by Katya Balen, illustrated by Angela Harding

The Shark Caller

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell, illustrated Saara Söderlund

Cover for When Life Gives You Mangos

When Life Gives You Mangoes by Kereen Getten

The Wizard In My Shed (The Misadventures of Merdyn the Wild #1)

The Wizard in My Shed by Simon Farnaby, illustrated by Claire Powell


24 Hours In The Stone Age

24 Hours in the Stone Age by Lan Cook, illustrated by Laurent Kling

Cover for Climate Action

Climate Action by Georgina Stevens, illustrated by Katie Rewse

A Different Sort of Normal

A Different Sort of Normal by Abigail Balfe

Good News: Why The World Is Not As Bad As You Think

Good News by Rashmi Sirdeshpande, illustrated by Adam Hayes

Cover for Invented by Animals

Invented by Animals by Christiane Dorion, illustrated by Gosia Herbia

Kay’s Anatomy: A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body

Kay’s Anatomy by Adam Kay, illustrated by Henry Paker

Cover for The Magic of Sleep

The Magic of Sleep by Vicky Woodgate

Cover for What a Wonderful Phrase

What a Wonderful Phrase by Nicola Edwards, illustrated by Manu Montoya

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature

Wild Child: A Journey Through Nature by Dara McAnulty, illustrated by Barry Falls

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals: Over 90 fun and fabulous festivals from around the world!

A Year Full of Celebrations and Festivals by Claire Grace, illustrated by Christopher Corr