Anna at War has won the 2020 Bibliobuzz Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Award


We’re delighted to announce that Anna at War, by Helen Peters has won the Bibliobuzz Alexandra Palace Children’s Book School’s Awards! The winners were announced by Waterstones Children’s Laureate and Bibliobuzz Ambassador, Cressida Cowell. You can watch the full announcement, here.

Bibliobuzz is a partnership between Alexandra Palace, Haringey Libraries and Haringey Schools Librarians Group. The literature programme encourages young people aged 9-12 years old to immersive themselves in the world of books by reading six selected books, before being asked to vote for their favourite. Due to the current circumstances, this year’s programme took place online, with seven authors giving selected readings and offering creative challenges.

Anna at War is a brilliant and moving wartime adventure about a young refugee, Anna, who must leave Germany for England.

As life for German Jews becomes increasingly perilous, Anna’s parents put her on a train leaving for England. But the war follows her to Kent, and soon Anna finds herself caught up in a web of betrayal and secrecy. How can she prove whose side she’s on when she can’t tell anyone the truth? But actions speak louder than words, and Anna has a dangerous plan…

Read the first few chapters below:

Buy the book.

Congratulations, Helen!


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