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It's Thursday the 1st
of March, Ricky here
with your morning Newsround.
First, the big freeze continues
with many of you waking up
to more snow this morning.
Scotland has seen the worst of it.
The most severe weather warning
is still in place there.
Travel has been disrupted for many.
We're hearing that some people have
been stuck on the roads all night.
But we've also seen how lots
of you are enjoying the weather.
Teachers and students at a school
in Essex had a snowball
fight on a epic scale,
take a look at this.
DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYS.
There was another epic battle
in the snow at Wembley last night
and the weather didn't stop
Tottenham from getting
safely through to the FA
They beat League One Rochdale
in their 5th round replay,
It was plain sailing this time
around for Spurs despite the snow
as Spanish striker Fernando Llorente
scored his first hattrick
for the North London side.
Once again though it was VAR that
got everyone talking after officials
took a very long time to disallow
Eric Lamela's goal after spotting
some shirt tugging.
Exciting news today!
Of course it is World Book Day
and as part of that Blue Peter has
been running some competitions.
And today we can reveal the winner
of the fact book category.
The winner is...
Well, it's Real-Life Mysteries.
But what's it all about?
Joining us is Blue Peter presenter
Lindsey, author Susan Martineau
and illustrator Vicky Barker.
Let's start with Lindsey.
Congratulations on winning this
award. Tell us a bit more about
tonight's special snow.
It will be a
good show, maybe no snowball fights.
We are dressing up, I cannot say
what is, but some good book
tell us more about the book.
It is a
collection of mysteries that have
always fascinated me and each story
has a case file, a bit like a cop
show crime board. There is bits of
evidence and witness statements and
maps and locations and clues. The
wonderful Vicky has made it into
this amazing illustration with all
the information I threw at her.
is beautiful, you must be proud of
And you should be.
What was it like putting together
all the illustrations?
It was hard
work, but fantastic, so much fun, a
good subject to work on.
And do you
love World Book Day? Did you like it
as a kid?
We are passionate about
books and the fact that we have one
means so much for us because the
viewers voted for us. It is for
Do they get to take something
home with them?
We have got a proper
award show later. It will be really
And because it is World Book
Day we will be dressing up later.
Can you tell us what you are going
I am not allowed. But we have
an amazing gold badge moment all to
do with a very famous author. That
is all I can say.
Will you dress up?
If you had to, what would you be?
nearly came as a big book. But we
Thank you so much for
Thank you so much for joining us.
We can't wait to find out who you're
dressing up as today.
Head online to let us
know and send us a snap!
And while you're there check out
some more top authors
giving their tips for on how
to create your own best-seller.
The rest of the winners
of Blue Peter's Book Awards will be
on the show later today.
One of them is How to Train your
Dragon author Cressida Cowell who's
won the best story prize.
It's for her book
The Wizards of Once.
She sent us this message.
Hi, I'm Cressida Cowell,
author and illustrator
of the training Dragon books
and the Wizards of Once series.
It is World Book Day and it is my
favourite day of the year.
I love World Book Day.
If I was dressing up,
I think I would probably be
Pippi Longstocking with the pigtails
and everything because she was
so cheeky and she could lift her own
horse above her head.
I am not quite sure how
I would make the horse, though.
I am so thrilled because today
I have just learned that I've won
the Blue Peter book award.
I can't tell you how happy this
makes me for my new book.
Here's to World Book
Day wherever you are.
I hope you have a great day.
Just time to go back out
into the snow and show you this.
What do you do if the weather
leaves your stuck on the bus
for two-and-a-half hours?
Sing, of course!
# Oh, the weather
outside is frightful.
# But the fire so delightful.
# Since we have no place to go...
# Let it snow, let it
snow let it snow #.
Have a fantastic
World Book Day, guys.
Newsround's back this afternoon.