KEEN young readers crowned two radio DJs as winners after casting thousands of votes in the Oxfordshire Book Awards.

Well-known Radio 1 presenter Greg James and newsreader colleague Chris Smith visited pupils at Oxford High School yesterday, where they were given an award for their jointly-penned children's book Kid Normal.

The event is in its 10th year and invites children across the county to nominate their favourite books.

This year more than 58 schools took part and 3,573 votes were made in three categories: best primary book, best secondary book and best picture book.

Almost 400 pupils from 34 schools attended the ceremony at the Summertown school yesterday, which has hosted the event for the past four years.

Mr James and Mr Smith won the primary category and were joined by other invited guests, including Lord Mayor of Oxford Colin Cook.

Children and teenagers throughout Oxfordshire can take part in the awards either at participating primary and secondary schools, or through any public library.

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell won the secondary section, while There's a Monster in your Book by Tom Fletcher won the picture book category.

Schools are invited to take part in the Oxfordshire Book Awards to promote the enjoyment of reading among young people and encourage debate and critical appreciation about books.

Runners-up were also announced in each category - for a full list, visit