David Walliams is to go up against authors including JK Rowling and Charlie Higson as they battle to see their titles declared the best children's book of the past decade.
The new Britain's Got Talent judge is in the running to land the accolade, which will be decided by viewers of BBC show Blue Peter.
The books deal with issues such as homelessness, divorce and secret agents.
The shortlist has been compiled from the 10 biggest-selling fiction books for five to 11-year-olds in each of the past 10 years, although only the top seller for each author is included.
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