Since 2000 the Blue Peter Book Awards have become tremendously influential.
The shortlist of 6 books, was announced live on CBBC on 5th December 2013.
The four judges have picked a wonderfully varied collection – three fiction and three non-fiction titles.
Katie Thistleton (CBBC presenter and judge) was very enthusiastic about the non-fiction books in particular, singing the praises of each of the chosen titles.
So … the chosen titles are …
Whale Boy by Nicola Davies & Joe McLaren
Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve & Sarah McIntyre
Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell
Best Book With Facts
Marvellous Maths by Jonathan Litton & Thomas Flintham
The World in Infographics: Animal Kingdom by Jon Richards & Ed Simkims
Tony Robinson’s Weird World of Wonders: World War II by Tony Robinson & Del Thorpe
What happens now?
200 children from across the UK will vote for their favourite book, the winner will be announced on 6th March 2014, on World Book Day.
Previous winners have included Oliver Jeffers’ Lost and Found, plus Liz Pichon’s Tom Gates – Genius Ideas (Mostly).