The children's book I illustrated in 2017, Beyond the Sky by Dara O'Briain has been nominated for a Blue Peter Book Award - Best Book with Facts! This category has a tiny shortlist of just 3 books.
Blue Peter made a great little film showing the judges selecting the top 6 books from the original long list. This took place at Seven Stories in Newcastle, The National Crentre for Children's Stories.
Nomination 1: Corpse Talk: Ground-Breaking Scientists by Adam Murphy and Lisa Murphy. Published by David Fickling Books
Nomination 2: Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau, illustrated by Vicky Barker. Published by b small Publishing
Nomination 3: Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe by Dara O Briain, iIlustrated by me! Published by Scholastic
Blue Peter presenters Lindsey and Radzi showing off the shortlisted books. The 6 nominated books in the two categories (Best Story and Best Book with Facts) are being judged by 500 school kids in 12 schools across the UK and the winners will be revealed on World Book Day, 1st March 2018. it would obviously be amazing to win this but all I really want is a Blue Peter badge!!