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The winners for the Blue Peter Book Awards were picked by over 400 children in 12 schools across the UK, while the shortlist was selected by a panel of expert judges.
Editor, Blue Peter
Ewan Vinnicombe has been Blue Peter Editor since January 2013. Ewan is also the Head of Presentation for CBeebies and CBBC, being responsible for all continuity and Red Button interactive content on the BBC Children's channels.
In his 17 years working at the BBC he’s worked on a number of Children's productions, including Blue Peter, Record Breakers, The Saturday Show, Live & Kicking and CBeebies Presentation.
Children's Book Buyer for Waterstones
Florentyna Martin started her bookselling career six years ago in her hometown of Petersfield. She is now based in London as the Children's Book Buyer for Waterstones, where she looks after book ranges for ages 0-12 and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
A bookworm through-and-through, Florentyna has always enjoyed reading and recommending great books across children's and adult publishing, from picture books and fiction, to activities and reference.
Nihal is the host of BBC Radio 5 Live's Afternoon Edition and can also be heard on the BBC Asian Network. He recently hosted the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show.
Nihal spent over a decade on BBC Radio 1, where he fronted a variety of shows for the network. He has been a music journalist, having written for Asiana, Eastern Eye, The Face, Mixmag, Hip Hop Connection and The Observer.
Nihal sits on the board of London's Southbank Centre, and was a cultural ambassador for the successful London 2012 Olympic Bid.
BookTrust Writer-Illustrator in Residence
Illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre is easy to spot in her pointy glasses and hats. She makes books with pictures in an old police station - complete with jail cells!
Her books include the comic Vern and Lettuce, four books with Philip Reeve, including Pugs of the Frozen North and Jinks & O'Hare Funfair Repair, and her picture books include There's a Shark in the Bath and Dinosaur Police.
Blue Peter Book Awards 2019
Get all the latest updates about the latest Blue Peter Book Awards, from the shortlist to the judges.
- You still have time to win the #BluePeterBookAwards shortlist (and you really should enter, because these books are… https://t.co/ihYd0o9KXt 22 days ago
- We can't WAIT to find out which titles have won at the #BluePeterBookAwards this year! Find out all about the short… https://t.co/NhfyXLtOda 25 days ago