The Shortlist has now been decided by the adult judging panel consisting of the Editor of Blue Peter, Richard Marson; Jane Churchill, Director Cheltenham Literary Festival Programming for the Young; Tony de Saulles, award-winning illustrator of the Horrible Science series.
The book I couldn't put down
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, Michael Morpurgo (HarperCollins)
Blood Fever, Charlie Higson (Puffin)
GRK and the Pelotti Gang, Joshua Doder (Andersen)
The best book with facts
Connor's Eco Den, Pippa Goodhart (Barrington Stoke)
Poo, Nicola Davies and Neal Layton (Walker)
Spud goes green, Giles Thaxton (Egmont)
The best illustrated book to read aloud
Guess who's coming for dinner?, John Kelly and Cathy Tincknell (Templar)
Lost and found, Oliver Jeffers (HarperCollins)
Traction Man is here, Mini Grey (Red Fox)
Ten young judges, selected as a result of a Blue Peter on-line competition, will now read the short list and meet to decide on the winners and the overall winner next month.