Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Nestle Children's Book Prize shortlist

The shortlist for the Nestle Children's Book Prize has been announced as follows:

9-11 age category

The Diamond of Drury Lane - Julia Golding (Egmont Press) (Review)

The Tide Knot - Helen Dunmore (HarperCollins Children's Books) (Review)

The Pig Who Saved the World - Paul Shipton (Puffin)

6-8 age category

Hugo Pepper - Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (Doubleday)

Mouse Noses on Toast - Daren King - illustrated by David Roberts (Faber and Faber)

The Adventures of The Dish and The Spoon: Mini Grey (Jonathan Cape)

5 & under age category

Wibbly Pig's Silly Big Bear - Mick Inkpen (Hodder Children's Books)

The Emperor of Absurdia - Chris Riddell (Macmillan Children's Books)

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown - Cressida Cowell & Neal Layton (Orchard Books)

The shortlist now goes to the children's judging panel. Over 100 schools will take part in the judging process to decide the winners, who will be announced on December 13th at a ceremony at the British Library. Last year around 4,500 school-children were involved in choosing the winning books.

No comments: