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Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist announced

9th December 2010

The children's books appearing on the shortlist for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2011 have been named.

Reading charity Booktrust and Blue Peter announced that Dead Man's Cove by Lauren St John, Philip Reeve's A Web of Air and Tall Story by Candy Gourlay are in competition for the favourite stories prize.

In the best book with facts category, Do Igloos Have Loos? by Mitchell Symons, Christiane Dorion's How the World Works and What You Need To Know Now by Joe Fullman, Ian Graham, Sally Regan and Isabel Thomas have been nominated.

Chris Riddell's Alienography, Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree by Andy Stanton and Marcus Sedgwick's Lunatics and Luck have also been shortlisted for the most fun story with pictures accolade.

Blue Peter deputy editor Joe McCulloch, the chair of the judging panel, commented: 'Through the Blue Peter Book Awards we encourage children to develop a love of reading and confidence in their book choices, in the hope that they too will discover their own inspiration for life.'

In 2010, Ali Sparkes won the overall Blue Peter Book of the Year honour for Frozen in Time.
 

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