Terry Deary enjoys writing both fiction and non-fiction and has had over 120 books published in the UK. Many of these have been translated into 28 languages and appear in another 250 editions around the world. Terry is most famous for his Horrible Histories series (Scholastic) with which he is credited as "single-handedly inventing alternative non-fiction". Five million copies of the series have been sold worldwide and ITV recently turned them into a TV series for children. Terry has won numerous awards, including being voted by Blue Peter viewers as author of the "Best Knowledge Book of all Time" and the "Best Non-fiction Author of the Century". He also dominates the annual list for children's non-fiction library borrowings.