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Dead Man's Cove wins Blue Peter Book Award

2nd March 2011

Dead Man's Cove by Lauren St. John has been crowned book of the year at the Blue Peter Book Awards 2011, which are judged entirely by children.

The children's novel, which follows the adventures of an 11-year-old amateur detective called Laura Marlin, was victorious in the favourite story category before scooping the overall title.

It was up against Mitchell Symons' Do Igloos Have Loos?, the winner of the best book with facts category, and the most fun story with pictures winner Lunatics and Luck by Marcus Sedgwick.

Blue Peter deputy editor Joe McCulloch praised St. John, who also writes the White Giraffe series of books, for triumphing against 'strong competition'.

He added: 'Any one of the shortlisted books could have won book of the year, but I'm delighted that Dead Man's Cove was chosen by our young judges – it's an absolutely enthralling and entertaining read that keeps the reader guessing with every page turn.'

The Blue Peter Book Awards sparked controversy last year when Andy Mulligan's Trash was removed from the favourite story shortlist because producers believed its language and violence was unsuitable for the programme's target audience of six to 12-year-olds.

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