Fri, 15/03/2013 - 11:49
Random House Children's Publishers has acquired a two-book contract with CBBC presenter, Helen Skelton.
Fiction publisher Annie Eaton and Natalie Doherty, fiction editor, bought world rights in a deal with Theia Nankivell at KBJ Management.
The stories will feature "brave, bubbly young heroine, Kate, getting into...
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 07:00
Walker Books and Scholastic have picked up two nominations each in the shortlists for the 2013 Blue Peter Book Awards.
Children's publisher Walker Books garnered both of their nominations in the best story category, with Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes and The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond,...
Fri, 02/03/2012 - 07:31
A wimpy kid has beaten a boy wizard, teenage spy and young soldier to the title of Best Children’s Book of the Last 10 Years.
Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Puffin) has topped a "Blue Peter" poll after viewers were asked to vote online for their favourite of the 10 bestselling children’s books...
Fri, 03/02/2012 - 08:00
Children’s TV show “Blue Peter” is to search for the best children’s book of the last decade, with children able to vote online from a shortlist of 10.
Authors including J K Rowling, Michael Morpurgo and John Grisham are in the running, with the winner to be announced on the show on 1st March, alongside...
Mon, 02/11/2009 - 11:24
Nine titles have been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2010, including two from both Macmillan and Stripes.
Three titles have been shortlisted in each category; Best Book With Facts, Book I Couldn’t Put Down and Most Fun Story with Pictures.
The books were chosen by a judging panel with Tim Levell, editor of Blue...
Wed, 18/02/2009 - 06:15
The winners of the 2009 Blue Peter Book Awards will be announced on Blue Peter on BBC One at 4.35pm Wednesday 4th March 2009, a day earlier than previously planned.
The winners of the three categories (Best Book with Fact, Book I Couldn’t Put Down, Most Fun Story with Pictures) and the overall Blue Peter Book of the Year will be...
Mon, 10/11/2008 - 11:57
The shortlists for the Blue Peter Book Awards have been unveiled. The winners of each category and the overall winner will be chosen by Blue Peter viewers and announced on World Book Day (5th March). An extract from each of the shortlisted titles will be dramatised on the programme.
Tim Levell, Blue Peter editor, said: "I've...
Tue, 20/05/2008 - 15:18
Booktrust is to take on the administration of the Blue Peter Book Awards next year, which will also mark Blue Peter's 50th anniversary. The organisation says it will work to raise the profile of the prize.
The awards were launched in 2000 with three categories: Book I Couldn't Put Down, Best Book with Facts and Most Fun Story...
Wed, 03/10/2007 - 15:05
Macmillan Children's Books and Random House Children's Books have carved up the Blue Peter Children's Book Award shortlists between them, with four Macmillan titles represented and three from RHCB.
The award also considers novels that have been paperbacked in the last year, so titles including Framed (Frank Cottrell Boyce)...
Thu, 14/06/2007 - 07:41
J K Rowling is to appear in a Blue Peter special edition to mark the launch of the seventh and final Harry Potter book.
The BBC1 show has launched a nationwide competition for 25 children to win a trip to see the Blue Peter studios and meet the novelist.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is due to hit the shops at...