Finalists have been announced for the 2018 Blue Peter Book Awards, which "celebrate the best authors, most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children." The winners are being chosen by more than 500 children from 12 schools across the U.K. who will have the opportunity to read the final six and vote for their favorite. The two winning titles will be announced on World Book Day, March 1. This year's shortlisted titles are:
Best book with facts
Corpse Talk: Ground- Breaking Scientists by Adam Murphy and Lisa Murphy
Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau, illustrated by Vicky Barker
Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe by Dara Ó Briain, illustrated by Dan Bramall.
The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell