The Blue Peter Book Awards are a set of literary awards for children's books conferred by the BBC television programme Blue Peter. They were inaugurated in 2000 for books published in 1999.
2013 Best Story: Genius Ideas (Mostly) (Tom Gates) by Liz Pichon
2013 Best Book with Facts: House of Horrors (Horrible Science) by Nick Arnold and Tony De Saulles
2012 The Considine Curse by Gareth P Jones
2011 Dead Man's Cove by Lauren St John
2010 Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes
2009 Shadow Forest by Matt Haig
2008 Prize didn't run
2007 The Outlaw Varjak Paw by S. F. Said
2006 Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
2005 Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
2004 Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram
2003 Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
2002 Feather Boy by Nicky Singer
2001 The Wind Singer by William Nicholson
2000 A Pilgrim's Progress (Classic Stories) by Geraldine McCaughrean
2016 Pulitzer Prize Winner
It's a massive day in arts and journalism because the 100th annual Pulitzer Prize winners were just announced, and there's a big surprise. 2015's best artistic and nonfiction writing across 21 categories were recognized during a ceremony Monday afternoon at Columbia University in New York City. The first Pulitzer Prize was awarded to Hebert Bayward Swope, a reporter for The New York World, in 1916. (And if you're as big a fan of Newsies as I am, that paper should ring a bell, but try to think of it more positively.)
The major prize for book nerds, the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction went to The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen (Grove Press), a legitimate surprise, if you've been paying attention to the book nerd and industry buzz. The feeling around the prize in the last few months would have you putting all your hard-earned cash down on A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara to take home the award, but that's why you should never gamble. Viet Thanh Nguyen is no less deserving, and moreover, it's his debut novel, which makes it such a wonderful win.
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