Winners were announced in two categories for this year's Blue Peter Book Awards, chosen by more than 500 schoolchildren across the U.K. to " honor amazing authors, imaginative illustrators and the best books for children." This year's winning titles are:
Best story: The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
Best book with facts: Real-Life Mysteries by Susan Martineau, illustrated by Vicky Barker
In addition, author and illustrator Judith Kerr received a Gold Blue Peter badge for her contribution to children's literature.
Blue Peter editor Ewan Vinnicombe commented: "It's been another fantastic selection of titles for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2018. It was great to see the enthusiasm the children had for voting in our awards and I'm thrilled that Gold badge holder Cressida Cowell can now add a Blue Peter Book Award to her collection. I think we've inspired some readers to become the next set of mystery solvers by reading the Best Fact Book winner by Susan Martineau, illustrated by Vicky Barker. Judith Kerr's Gold badge is very well deserved with her books as popular now with our audience as ever."