Sunday, October 02, 2005

Nestlé Children's Book Prize

Emily Gravett, author of Wolves, has been nominated for the Nestlé Children's Book Prize. Louise Jury profiles Gravett for the Independent today. Gravett wrote Wolves as a college project. She was a non-traditional student, attending classes after 8 years living in a van.

Wolves was also Nicolette Jones' children's book of the week recently in the Times (August 21).

Other nominees in the picture book category include
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and The Dancing Tiger by Malachy Doyle (illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher).

6-8 years:

The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth
Michael Rosen's Sad Book by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake
Corby Flood by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

9-11 years:
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
The Scarecrow and the Servant by Philip Pullman
The Whispering Road by Livi Michael