That's right. It's a very, very special edition of In My Mailbox so we'll have two this week!A very large parcel turned up on our doorstep this week containing some very commendable books. We'd won them from Booktrust in a book giveaway. All you had to do was tweet the tile of your best book of the past 10 years and why. I tweeted The Book Thief because it will have been passed along three generations in our family and across two continents. They liked our tweet very much.
So we won......10 books!
The 10 books were those titles on the shortlist for the Blue Peter Best Children's Book of the last 10 years*:
1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid - Jeff Kinney (winner)
2. A Series of Unfortunate Events 5: The Austere Academy - Lemony Snicket
3. Private Peaceful - Michael Morpurgo
4. Skeleton Key - Anthony Horowitz
5. Mr Stink - David Walliams
6. Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend - Francesca Simon
7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - JK Rowling
8. Theodore Boone - John Grisham
9. Silverfin - Charlie Higson
10. Candyfloss - Jaqueline Wilson
Thank you, Booktrust. In true Booktrust spirit, we'll be having a lot more to say about our booksharing adventures with these books!
|Blue Peter Best Children's Book of the Last 10 Years shortlist 2012|
* "The shortlist is made up of the 10 bestselling fiction books (by volume) of the last 10 years for 5- to 11-year-olds with a first publication date between January 2002 and December 2011. Only the top-selling book per individual, named author is included." - Booktrust