Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

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.

Latest Blog
Sara Paretsky Recalls a Childhood as the 'Town Giraffe' in Lawrence, Kansas
20/04/2017

As her new V I Warshawski novel, Fallout, is published, Sara Paretsky recalls her childhood in Lawrence, Kansas and how the town has provided the inspiration and setting for several of her novels, including Fallout.

Angie Thomas Introduces The Hate You Give
18/04/2017

Angie Thomas introduces her debut, a powerful YA novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

Read an Extract from The Beautiful Bureaucrat
13/04/2017

Read an Extract from The Beautiful Bureaucrat

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd