Nestlé Smarties Book Prize


Nestlé Smarties Book Prize

The Nestlé Children's Book Prize, also known as the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, was an annual award given to children's books written in the previous year by a UK citizen or resident. The prize was administered by Booktrust, an independent charity which promotes books and reading, and sponsored by Nestlé, manufacturer of Smarties. It was one of the most respected and prestigious prizes for children's literature.[1][2]

The prize was discontinued in 2008 by what was described as a "mutual" decision from Booktrust and Nestlé, with "no hostility".[1] Explaining their reasons for this decision, Booktrust stated it had "been reviewing the organisation's priorities and how prizes and awards fit in with its strategic objectives", while Nestlé was "increasingly moving its community support towards the company strategy of nutrition, health and wellness."[3] Additionally, they said that it was a "natural time to conclude"[1] and that were "confident that increased importance has been placed on children's books."[3]

The shortlist for the award was chosen by a panel of adult judges, and schoolchildren across the UK would then vote on the first, second and third place winners.

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List of prize winners

2008

The prize was discontinued. See above.

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

    • Gold Award
    • Silver Award
      • 9–11 years category: Kit's Wilderness by David Almond (Hodder Children's Books)
      • 6–8 years category: Astrid, the Au Pair from Outer Space by Emily Smith (Corgi)
      • 0–5 years category: Buffy - An Adventure Story by Bob Graham (Walker Books)
    • Bronze Award
      • 9–11 years category: Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (Piccadilly Press)
      • 6–8 years category: Clarice Bean That's Me by Lauren Child (Orchard Books)
      • 0–5 years category: I Wish I Were a Dog by Lydia Monks (Methuen)

1998

    • Gold Award
    • Silver Award
      • 9–11 years category: Aquila by Andrew Norriss (Puffin Books)
      • 6–8 years category: The Runner by Keith Gray (Mammoth Books)
      • 0–5 years category: Come On Daisy by Jane Simmons (Orchard Books)
    • Bronze Award
      • 9–11 years category: The Crowstarver by Dick King-Smith (Doubleday)
      • 6–8 years category: The Green Ship by Quentin Blake (Jonathan Cape)
      • 0–5 years category: Secret in the Mist by Margaret Nash (David & Charles)

1997

1996

1995

    • 9-11 category and overall winner: Double Act by Jacqueline Wilson (Doubleday)
    • 6 – 8 years category winner: Thomas and the Tinners by Jill Paton Walsh (Macdonald Young Books)
    • 0 – 5 years category winner: The Last Noo-Noo by Jill Murphy (Walker Books)

1994

    • 9 - 11 category and overall winner: The Exiles at Home by Hilary McKay (Gollancz)
    • 6 – 8 years category winner: Dimanche Diller by Henrietta Branford, illustrated by Lesley Harker (Young Lions)
    • 0 – 5 years category winner: So Much by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books)

1993

    • 9 – 11 years category winner: Listen to the Dark by Maeve Henry (Heinemann)
    • 6 - 8 category and overall winner: War Game by Michael Foreman (Pavilion)
    • 0 – 5 years category winner: Hue Boy by Rita Phillips Mitchell (Gollancz)

1992

    • 9 - 11 category and overall winner: The Great Elephant Chase by Gillian Cross (Oxford University Press)
    • 0 – 5 years category winner: Nice Work, Little Wolf by Hilda Offen (Hamish Hamilton)
    • 6 – 8 years category winner: The Story of the Creation by Jane Ray (Orchard Books)

1991

1990

    • 9 – 11 years category and overall winner: Midnight Blue by Pauline Fisk (Lion)
    • 0 – 5 years category winner: Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore (Simon & Schuster)
    • 6 – 8 years category winner: Esio Trot by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake (Cape)

1989

    • 0 – 5 years category and overall winner: We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books)
    • 6 – 8 years category winner: Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine, illustrated by Philippe Dupasquier (Methuen)
    • 9 – 11 years category winner: Blitzcat by Robert Westall (Macmillan)

1988

    • 0 – 5 years category and overall winner: Can't You Sleep Little Bear? by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth (Walker Books)
    • 6 – 8 years category winner: Can it be True? by Susan Hill (Hamish Hamilton)
    • 9 – 11 years category winner: Rushavenn Time by Theresa Whistler (Brixworth Primary School)

1987

    • 9 – 11 years category and overall winner: A Thief in the Village by James Berry (Hamish Hamilton)
    • 0 – 5 years category winner: The Angel and the Soldier Boy by Peter Collington (Methuen)
    • 6 – 8 years category winner: Tangle and the Firesticks by Benedict Blathwayt (Julia MacRae)

1986

1985

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