SURVIVORS wins Blue Peter 'Best Book with Facts' Award

Congratulations go to Kerry Hyndman as Survivors, illustrated by Kerry herself and written by David Long wins the Blue Peter Book Award for 'Best Book with Facts'!

This year's judging panel, who selected the shortlist, was made up of children's author/illustrator and BookTrust's Writer in Residence Sarah McIntyre, radio presenter Nihal Arthanayake and Waterstone's Children's Book Buyer Florentyna Martin.

The winning titles were chosen by over 400 children from 12 schools across the UK who read the shortlisted books and voted for their favourite in each category.

Authors will receive their awards on the Blue Peter Book Awards World Book Day special on 2 March on CBBC.

Do you have what it takes to be a survivor?

The truth, they say, is stranger than fiction and these incredible real-life stories of extreme survival defy belief.

Amongst the incredible tales of daring, courage, cunning and resilience are: The Man Who Sucked Blood from a Shark - a sailor who survived for 133 days on a raft in the Atlantic when his ship was torpedoed, using shark's blood in place of fresh water, The Woman Who Froze to Death, Yet Lived - a woman who was trapped under freezing water for so long her heart stopped only to be revived four hours later by paramedics.

Combining classic tales such as Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic voyage, as well as more modern exploits such as the adventurer who inspired the movie 127 Hours, these astonishing stories will be retold by young readers to all of their friends.

Beautifully presented in a large, hardback format, and fully illustrated in colour throughout, this wonderful anthology is a nail-biting, death-defying treat for all the family.

Get hold of a copy here.