Engines announced as Blue Peter Book of the Year 2003
debut novel of writer Philip Reeve has scooped the Blue Peter Book
of the Year Award, to be broadcast on CBBC ONE on Friday 19 December
Engines is a tale which is set in a future where cities are on the
move, vast lumbering structures that roam a ruined world in search
of smaller cities to consume.
and Hester have, for different reasons, been thrown out of London
and they both want to return.
Tom, his faith in authority will be shattered by the series of adventures
which ensue whilst Hester has her own game plan, and her own reasons
Engines triumphed in the category The Book I Couldn't Put Down,
as well as winning the overall award for the Blue Peter Book of
was overjoyed at his victory and on receiving his award at the ceremony
at Television Centre in London, said:
is a huge honour to be short-listed among four such great writers.
I am amazed, astonished, thrilled and overwhelmed to be the winner
and would like to thank the young judges on the Blue Peter panel."
adult judging panel had a busy summer poring over hundreds of children's
paperbacks published in the last year to come up with a shortlist
well as the adults, there was a panel of nine young judges who won
their place on the jury by writing to Blue Peter saying why they
should be picked to be a judge. The search for junior judges brought
in over 10,000 entries.
were also responsible for deciding the winners in the following
categories: The Best Book to Read Aloud, The Book I Couldn't Put
Down and The Best Book With Facts.
well as unveiling all the winners, the Blue Peter Book Awards also
reveals the fave reads of celebrities Amanda Holden, Sanjeev Bhaskar,
Rageh Omaar, Michelle Ryan, Maureen Lipman, Darren Campbell and
Matt Jay from Busted.
more information on Blue Peter, check out the website - www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/bluepeter.
of all the winners are listed below:
Best Book to Read Aloud
on the Broom written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel
Scheffler. Published by Macmillan Children's Books
Book I Couldn't Put Down
Engine by Philip Reeve. Published by Scholastic Children's Books.
Book With Facts
Diary, written by Richard Pratt and illustrated by Chris Riddell
Published by Walker Books
winner of last year's Blue Peter Book Awards, Feather Boy, has been
adapted by Peter Tabern and will be shown on CBBC next year.
Blue Peter Book Awards will be shown on CBBC ONE on Friday 19 December.
Boy announced as Blue Peter Book of the Year 2002 (13.12.03)
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