Mr. Christie’s Book Award

Presented up until 2004 when the 2003 awards were announced, the Mr. Christie's Book Award was sponsored by Christie Brown & Co., a division of Nabisco Brands Ltd. (and subsequently Kraft Canada) to reward excellence in the writing and illustrating of Canadian children's books. Initially awards were given in the categories of text and illustration for books written in French and in English, for a total of four awards. In 1993 the categories for text were divided into books for ages 8 and under and books for ages 9 to 14 to increase the number of awards to six. In 1994 the number of age groups was expanded to three (7 years and under; 8-11 years; and 12 years & up). In addition, it was decided that books should be judged on their content of text and illustration combined, i.e. Best Children's Book for each age group in each official language. Six awards of $7,500 each were presented.

DETAILS

Administered By
Christie Brown & Co.

Scope
national

Status
Discontinued

Awards Recipients


Year Detail Recipient
2003 English, 7 years & younger Jean Little (Author) and Werner Zimmermann (Illustrator), Pippin the Christmas Pig. Markham: North Winds Press, 2003.
2003 English, 8-11 years Sarah Ellis (Author) and Bruno St-Aubin (Illustrator), The Several Lives of Orphan Jack. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2003.
2003 English, 12 years & up Martine Leavitt, Tom Finder. Calgary: Red Deer Press, 2003.
2002 English, 7 years & younger Anne Laurel Carter (Author) and Alan & Lea Daniel (Illustrators), Under a Prairie Sky. Victoria: Orca Book Publishers, 2002.
2002 French, 7 years & younger Marie-Francine Hébert (Author) and Steve Adams (Illustrator), Mon rayon de soleil. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2002.
2002 English, 8-11 years Alan Cumyn, The Secret Life of Owen Skye. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2002.
2002 French, 8-11 years Sylvain Trudel (Author) and Suzane Langlois (Illustrator), Pourquoi le monde est comme il est?. Montreal, QC: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 2002.
2002 English, 12 years & up Joan Clark, The Word for Home. Toronto: Penguin Books Canada, 2002.
2002 French, 12 years & up Denis Côté, L’Empire couleur sang. Montreal: Les Éditions Hurtubise HMH, 2002.
2001 English, 7 years & younger Celia Barker Lottridge (Author) and Joanne Fitzgerald (Illustrator), The Little Rooster and the Diamond Button. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2001.
2001 French, 7 years & younger Marie-Francine Hébert (Author) and Mylène Pratt (Illustrator), Décroche-moi la lune. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2001.
2001 English, 8-11 years Polly Horvath, Everything on a Waffle. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 2001.
2001 French, 8-11 years Helene Vachon (Author) and Yayo (Illustrator), L’oiseau de passage. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2001.
2001 English, 12 years & up Arthur Slade, Dust. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2001
2001 French, 12 years & up Jacques Lazure, Llddz. Saint-Lambert, QC: Soulières Éditeur, 2001.
2000 English, 7 years & younger Stephanie McLellan (Author) and Sean Cassidy (Illustrator), The Chicken Cat. Markham, ON: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2000.
2000 French, 7 years & younger Dominique Demers (Author) and Stéphane Poulin (Illustrator), Vieux Thomas et la petite fée. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2000.
2000 English, 8-11 years Jean Little, Willow & Twig. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2000.
2000 French, 8-11 years Francois Gravel (Author) and Pierre Pratt (Illustrator), David et le Fantôme. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 2000.
2000 English, 12 years & up Janet McNaughton, The Secret Under My Skin. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 2000.
2000 French, 12 years & up Michèle Marineau, Rouge poison. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique, 2000.
1999 English, 7 years & younger Maxine Trottier & Rajka Kupesic, Claire’s Gift. Markham, ON: North Winds Press, 1999.
1999 French, 7 years & younger Marie-Louise Gay, Stella étoile de la mer. Saint-Lambert, QC: Dominique et compagnie, 1999.
1999 English, 8-11 years Kenneth Oppel, Sunwing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
1999 French, 8-11 years Gilles Tibo and Jean Berneche, Les yeux noirs. Saint-Lambert, QC: Soulières Éditeur, 1999.
1999 English, 12 years & up Martha Brooks, Being with Henry. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1999.
1999 French, 12 years & up Stanley Pean, Le temps s’enfuit. Montreal: Les Éditions da la Courte Échelle, 1999.
1998 English, 7 years & younger Marilyn Helmer (Author) and Paul Mombourquette (Illustrator), Fog Cat. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1998.
1998 English, 8-11 years Richard Scrimger, The Nose From Jupiter. Toronto: Tundra Books, 1998.
1998 English, 12 years & up William Bell, Zack. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1998.
1997 English, 7 years & under Barbara Nichol (Author) and Phillipe Béha (Illustrator), Biscuits in the Cupboard. Toronto: Stoddart Kids, 1997.
1997 French, 7 years & under Lucie Papineau (Author) and Marisol Sarrazin (Illustrator), Pas de taches pour un girafe. Saint-Lambert, QC: Édition Héritage, 1997.
1997 English, 8-11 years Kevin Major (Author) and Imelda George (Wood Carvings) and Ned Pratt (Photography), The House of the Wooden Santas. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1997.
1997 French, 8-11 years Dominique Demers, La Mystérieuse Bibliothecaire. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique, 1997.
1997 English, 12 years & up Kenneth Oppel, Silverwing. Toronto: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997.
1997 French, 12 years & up Robert Soulières, Un cadavre de classe. Saint-Lambert, QC: Soulières Éditeur, 1997.
1996 English, 7 years & under Don Gillmor (Author) and Marie-Louise Gay (Illustrator), The Fabulous Song. Toronto: Stoddart Publishing, 1996.
1996 French, 7 years & under Danielle Marcotte (Author) and Stéphane Poulin (Illustrator) , Poil de serpent dent d’araignée. Montreal: Danielle Marcotte, Stéphane Poulin et Les éditions Les 400 coups, 1996.
1996 English, 8-11 years Shelley Tanaka (Author) and Laurie McGaw (Illustrator), Discovering the Iceman. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada/Madison Press, 1996.
1996 French, 8-11 years Robert Davidts (Author) and Francis Back (Illustrator), Jean-Baptiste, coureur des bois. Montreal: Les Éditions du Boréal, 1996.
1996 English, 12 years & up Brian Doyle, Uncle Ronald. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1996.
1996 French, 12 years & up Jacques Lazure, Le Rêve couleur d’orange. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique, 1996.
1995 English, 7 years & under Nan Gregory (Author) and Ron Lightburn (Illustrator), How Smudge Came. Red Deer, AB: Red Deer College Press, 1995.
1995 French, 7 years & under Pierrette Dubé (Author) and Yayo (Illustrator), Au lit, au lit, princesse Émilie. Saint-Hubert, QC: Éditions du Raton Laveur, 1995.
1995 English, 8-11 years Mordecai Richler (Author) and Norman Eyolfson (Illustrator), Jacob Two-Two’s First Spy Case. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1995.
1995 French, 8-11 years Christiane Duchesne, La Bergère de chevaux. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique Jeunesse, 1995.
1995 English, 12 years & up Joan Clark, The Dream Carvers. Toronto: Viking, 1995.
1995 French, 12 years & up Jean Lemieux (Author) and Anie Massey (Illustrator), Le Trésor de Brion. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique, 1995.
1994 English, 7 years & under W. D. Valgardson (Author) and Ange Zhang (Illustrator), Thor. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1994.
1994 French, 7 years & under Rémy Simard (Author) and Pierre Pratt (Illustrator), Mon chien est un éléphant. Toronto: Annick Press, 1994.
1994 English, 8-11 years Barbara Greenwood (Author) and Heather Collins (Illustrator), A Pioneer Story: The Daily Life of a Canadian Family in 1840. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1994.
1994 French, 8-11 years Denis Côté, Le Parc aux sortilèges. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1994.
1994 English, 12 years & up Sarah Ellis, Out of the Blue. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1994.
1994 French,12 years & up Raymond Plante, L'Étoile a pleuré rouge. Montreal: Les Éditions du Boréal, 1994.
1993 English, 7 years & under Berny Lucas (Author) and Russ Willms (Illustrator), Brewster Rooster. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1993.
1993 French, 7 years & under Joceline Sanschagrin (Author) and Hélène Desputeaux (Illustrator)
1993 English, 8-11 years Song Nan Zhang, A Little Tiger In The Chinese Night. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1993
1993 English, 8-11 years Leo Yerxa, Last Leaf First Snowflake To Fall. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1993.
1993 French, 8-11 years Christiane Duchesne, La 42e soeur de Bébert. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique Jeunesse, 1993.
1993 English, 12 years & up Diana Wieler, RanVan The Defender. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1993.
1993 French, 12 years & up Dominique Demers, Les grands sapins ne meurent pas. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique Jeunesse, 1993.
1992 English - Illustration Yvette Moore, A Prairie Alphabet by Jo Bannatyne-Cugnet. Montreal: Tundra Books, 1992.
1992 French - Illustration Dominique Jolin, C'est pas juste! Saint Hubert, QC: Éditions du Raton Laveur, 1992.
1992 English - Text, 8 years & under Sheree Fitch, There Were Monkeys in My Kitchen. Illustrated by Marc Mongeau. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1992.
1992 French - Text, 8 years & under Gilles Gauthier, Le gros problème du petite Marcus. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1992.
1992 English - Text, 9 – 14 years Janet Lunn and Christopher Moore, The Story of Canada. Illustrated by Alan Daniel. Toronto: Key Porter Books, 1992.
1992 French Text, 9 – 14 years Dominique Demers, Un hiver de tourmente. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1992.
1991 English - Illustration Barbara Reid, Zoe series. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1991.
1991 English - Text Dennis Lee, The Ice Cream Store. Illustrated by David McPhail. Toronto: HarperCollins, 1991.
1991 French - Illustration Stéphane Poulin, Un voyage pour deux. Toronto: Annick Press, 1991.
1991 French - Text Christiane Duchesne, Bibitsa, ou, l'étrange voyage de Clara Vic. Montreal: Les Éditions Québec Amérique Jeunesse, 1991.
1990 English - Illustration Kady MacDonald Denton, The Story of Little Quack by Betty Gibson. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 1990.
1990 English - Text Brian Doyle, Covered Bridge. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1990.
1990 French - Illustration Pierre Pratt, Les fantasies de l'oncle Henri by Bénédict Froissart. Toronto: Annick Press, 1990.
1990 French - Text François Gravel, Le Zamboni. Montreal: Les Éditions du Boréal, 1990.
1989 English - Illustration Ian Wallace, The Name of the Tree by Celia Lottridge. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1989.
1989 English - Text Kit Pearson, The Sky is Falling. Markham, ON: Viking Kestrel, 1989.
1989 French - Illustration Philippe Béha, Mais que font les fées avec toutes ces dents? by Michel Luppens. Saint Hubert, QC: Éditions du Raton Laveur, 1989.
1989 French - Text Ginette Anfousse, Rosalie s'en va-t-en guerre. Montreal: Les Éditions de la Courte Échelle, 1989.