Blue Peter: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: "Best Book of Last 10 Years"
'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' by Jeff Kinney has been voted the Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years by Blue Peter fans.
Earlier in the year, Blue Peter shortlisted the 10 best-selling children's fiction books of the last 10 years, allowing for one book per author.
FIRST PLACE: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney
Greg Heffley is a normal American kid, albeit one with a habit of getting into (and out of) trouble. His diary, complete with hilarious cartoons, records a year in his life and follows his relationships with his nerdy best friend Rowley, annoying brothers Roderick and Manny and long-suffering parents.
SECOND PLACE: Candyfloss, Jacqueline Wilson
The story of Floss, who loves both her parents dearly and desperately wants them to get back together, although deep down she knows this will never happen. Mum has a new partner and a baby but Dad still lives in the dingy flat above the café where he serves the best chip butties in the world. Floss can't bear to leave Dad on his own so moves into the café to keep him company.
THIRD PLACE: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He is desperate to get back to school and find out why his friends Ron and Hermione have been so secretive all summer. But before he even gets to school, Harry survives a terrifying encounter with two Dementors and takes a night-time broomstick ride to the secret headquarters of 'The Order of the Phoenix.
FOURTH PLACE: Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo
Set in the First World War, Private Peaceful charts eight hours in the life of Tommo, a young soldier at the Front, as he looks back over the formative events of his life: his father’s early death, his relationship with his loving mother and brothers, Big Joe and Charlie, and their beloved schoolfriend Molly.
FIFTH PLACE: Mr Stink, David Walliams
Mr Stink, the filthy old tramp who is a permanent resident of a particular bench in the park, certainly lives up to his name. However, his overwhelmingly awful whiff doesn't stop Chloe making friends with him and his dog and when it looks as though they may be run out of town she knows she has to do something fast and hides them in the garden shed.
SIXTH PLACE: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Austere Academy, Lemony Snicket
The unfortunate Baudelaire children have been enrolled into Prufrock Preparatory School under the safe keeping of Vice Principal Nero and his advanced computer, to keep them safe from the evil, scheming Count Olaf who wants to get his greedy claws into their family fortune.
SEVENTH PLACE: Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend, Francesca Simon
Henry has a chance to get his hands on FA Cup tickets, if he can be declared man of the match in a class football game. The stakes are high and the tension even higher. How far will Henry go to get the tickets to the match of the century?
EIGHTH PLACE Alex Rider: Skeleton Key, Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider’s back, and he’s in trouble. Real trouble. Having promised himself, and MI6 that he would be hanging up his spy hat for good, Alex is reluctantly drawn back in to the secret world of international espionage, intrigue and grave danger, all through the seemingly harmless guise of a sunny and strawberry-filled two week stint as an inquisitive ball-boy at the Wimbledon tennis championships.
NINTH PLACE: SilverFin: A James Bond Adventure - Young Bond, Charlie Higson
Meet Bond. James Bond. But not as you will have seen him before... James is a recently orphaned boy starting his first term at Eton. He is popular and adept at school but his only stumbling block is the bully George Hellebore, son of the boorish Lord Hellebore.
TENTH PLACE: Theodore Boone, John Grisham
Half the man, twice the lawyer. In the small city of Strattenburg, there are many lawyers, and though he's only 13-years-old, Theo Boone thinks he's one of them. Theo knows every judge, policeman, court clerk - and a lot about the law. He dreams of being a great trial lawyer, of a life in the courtroom. But Theo finds himself in court much sooner than he expected.