Blue Peter teamed up with BookTrust to present The Blue Peter Book Awards as a way to honour children's books and help reach as many children as possible.
The 2018 shortlist for the two categories, the Best Story and the Best Book with Facts, has been announced and can be found below.
The shortlist was picked by the following Judges:
- Ewan Vinnicombe, the Editor of Blue Peter
- Laura Dockrill, a performance poet, author/illustrator and short story writer
- Greg James and Chris Smith, Radio and TV broadcasters
- Amy McKay, School librarian
Hundreds of children in schools all around the UK play a vital part in picking the winners for each category.