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Blue Peter Book Awards name 2010 shortlist

3rd November 2009

The nine titles that make up the shortlist for next year's Blue Peter Book Awards have been announced.

Consisting of three categories, the awards were established by Booktrust and Blue Peter in 2000 to recognise the most creative children's authors and illustrators.

Why Eating Bogeys is Good for You by Mitchell Symons, the Usborne Lift-the-flap Picture Atlas and Tail-End Charlie by Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have been nominated for the 'best book with facts' prize.

The 'book I couldn't put down' category includes Frank Cottrell Boyce's Cosmic, The Boy Who Fell Down Exit 43 by Harriet Goodwin and Ali Sparkes' Frozen in Time.

Making up the shortlist for the 'most fun stories with pictures' category are Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things by Guy Bass, Daren King's Peter the Penguin Pioneer and Spells by Emily Gravett.

Tim Levell, editor of Blue Peter, commented: 'The Blue Peter Book Awards aim to guide children towards high-quality literature, encouraging them to read and establish a love of reading for life.

'This year's shortlist offers a wide variety of writing and illustrating styles on many different subjects.'

Later this month, Booktrust will announce the winner of the second Roald Dahl Funny Prize, which recognises the authors of humorous books.

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