Blue Peter Book Awards announced
A thrilling adventure of two cryogenically frozen children from the 1950s, brought back to life in 2009 has been crowned the Blue Peter Book of the Year at this year's Blue Peter Book Awards.
The author Ali Sparkes, who previously worked as a Bluecoat in Pontins, a sequined assistant to a juggling unicyclist and a comedy columnist for Radio 4's Home Truths, was announced as the winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award 2010 with her book Frozen in Time.
Frozen in Time won the ultimate accolade on the special episode of Blue Peter broadcast 3 March on BBC One in honour of World Book Day.
The enormously popular and influential Blue Peter Book Awards have been recognising and celebrating the best authors, the most creative illustrators and the greatest reads for children since 2000.
There are three categories of awards: Most Fun Story with Pictures, Best Book With Facts and Book I Couldn't Put Down. The favourite of the three is voted Blue Peter Book of the Year.
The winners are:
Most Fun Story with Pictures:
Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things by Guy Bass (Stripes)
Best Book With Facts:
Why Eating Bogeys is Good For You by Mitchell Symons (Random House Children's Books)
Book I Couldn't Put Down:
Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes (Oxford University Press)
The winning author and illustrator in each category were awarded a special Blue Peter Book Award Trophy. In addition, an extract from each of the nine shortlisted titles were animated for the programme.
The panel of adult judges comprised Tim Levell, Editor of Blue Peter (Chair), children's librarian Debra Conway and author Matt Haig, who won the Blue Peter Book of the Year in 2009 with his novel Shadow Forest.
The final nine books were judged by a selection of young Blue Peter viewers, who decided the winners in each category and the overall winner from those for the Blue Peter Book of the Year.
All these titles are available to order from Amazon by clicking the link:
Frozen in Time
Dinkin Dings: and the Frightening Things
Why Eating Bogeys is Good for You