I have just found out that Don't Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate! has been nominated for the picture book category of the Sheffield Children's Book Award!Last year, over 200 Sheffield schools took part in the awards, voting for their favourite picture books, shorter novels and longer novels. The awards ceremony was a riot! Imagine a city hall full to bursting with school children screaming their heads off for their favourite titles! It's incredible! Last year, the picture book award was bagged by Steve Smallman and Joelle Dreidemy for Smelly Peter, The Great Pea Eater and in 2008, Claire Freedman and Ben Cort won with Aliens Love Underpants. As you can imagine, I am absolutely thrilled to pieces that Don't Dip Your Chips in your Drink, Kate! has been nominated. But we'll all have to wait a wait to find out how we get on, because the award ceremony isn't until November!! I can't reveal the other five books to be nominated as two have yet to be confirmed, but prmise to update you all when I find out.Meanwhile, all you Sheffield kids - get voting!!!