Morpurgo and Rowling battle for ‘best children’s book of the past decade’
Fantasy Book Review favourites Michael Morpurgo and JK Rowling will battle to see their titles declared the best children’s book of the past decade, which will be decided by viewers of BBC series Blue Peter.
The nominated books in full are:
- Alex Rider Mission 3: Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
- The Series Of Unfortunate Events: Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
- Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by JK Rowling
- Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
- Young Bond: SilverFin by Charlie Higson
- Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson, illustrated by Nick Sharratt
- Horrid Henry And The Football Fiend by Francesca Simon, illustrated by Tony Ross
- Diary Of A Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
- Mr Stink by David Walliams, illustrated by Quentin Blake
- Theodore Boone by John Grisham
The winner will be announced alongside the annual Blue Peter book of the year victor on a special book-themed edition of the CBBC show on March 1.
"Children care as much about books as adults do – if not more so. We wanted to capture that by creating a vote to find out which book from the last 10 years they love the most. Normally I’m all for playground harmony, but if on this occasion there is the odd playground argument about which book is better, then bring it on," commented Blue Peter programme editor Tim Levell.
You can cast your vote here http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/vote/bestbookofthelasttenyears/ but you will need to first sign in using a CBBC iD.