Blue Peter Book Awards 2012 – shortlist announced
Discover the Extrme World This year’s Blue Peter Book Awards shortlist includes: a fact book that contains all there is to know about the 2012 Olympics; a treasure trove of information about the extremes of the planet; a novel that investigates those strange howls in the night; and a tale of friendship, time travel and tragedy.
The shortlist was announced on Blue Peter this afternoon by children’s author Cressida Cowell whose book How to Train Your Dragon was recently made into an animated movie.
The Blue Peter Book Awards 2012 shortlist is:
This year’s judges who selected the shortlist are the bestselling children’s author of the series My Secret Unicorn and Stardust, Linda Chapman, librarian Rebecca Gediking and Blue Peter Editor Tim Levell. They were looking for the best two fiction and non-fiction titles that would appeal to boys and girls, aged between six and 12.
The shortlisted books will now be judged by more than 200 young Blue Peter viewers drawn from ten schools across the UK to decide the winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2012.
This year for the first time, the winner will be announced and awarded a Blue Peter trophy on a special edition of Blue Peter dedicated to children’s books on Thursday 1 March 2012, to coincide with World Book Day.
Discover the Extreme World
The Official Countdown to the London 2012 Games
The Considine Curse
A Year Without Autumn
are all available from Amazon.