Golden Duck Awards

The Golden Duck Awards for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction have been given annually since 1992.

Categories

The categories are:
* Picture Book
* Middle Grades (the Eleanor Cameron Award)
* Young Adult (the Hal Clement Award)

Funding

The Golden Duck Awards are funded by Super-Con-Duck-Tivity, Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation, which also sponsors the U.S. midwest regional science fiction convention DucKon. Winners are selected by a group of teachers, librarians, parents, high tech workers and reviewers.

Golden Duck Award Winners

Picture Book

* 2007 - "Night of the Homework Zombies" by Scott Nickel, Illustrated by Steve Harpster; (ISBN 9781598890358)
* 2006 - (tie)::"Whales on Stilts" by M. T. Anderson, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus (Harcourt, 2005. ISBN: 0152053409)::"The Fran That Time Forgot" by Jim Benton (Aladdin, ISBN: 0689862989)
* 2005 - "Science Verse" by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith (Illustrator) (Viking)
* 2004 - "Hazel Nutt , Mad Scientist" by , David Elliot illustrated by True Kelley (Holliday House, c2003 ISBN: 0823417115)

Eleanor Cameron Award

* 2007 - "Apers" by Mark Jansen with Barbara Day Zinicola (Dailey Swan Publishing, 2006; ISBN 9780977367627)
* 2006 - "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld (Simon Pulse, 2005)
* 2005 - "Supernaturalist" by Eoin Colfer (Hyperion)
* 2004 - "Escape from Memory" by Margaret Peterson Haddix (Simon & Schuster)

Hal Clement Award

* 2007 - "Rash" by Pete Hautman (Simon & Schuster, 2006; ISBN 9780689868016)
* 2006 - "Balance of Trade" by Sharon Lee andSteve Miller (Meisha Merlin, 2004)
* 2005 - "Balance of Trade" by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller (Meisha Merlin, 2004)
* 2004 - "Gunpowder Empire" by Harry Turtledove (Tor Books)

pecial Award Winner

* 2007 - Nonfiction - "Write Your Own Science Fiction Story" by Tish Farrell (Compass Point Books, 2006; ISBN 9780756516437)
* 2003 Best Science and Technology Education - "Tales of the Wonderzone (Entire Series)" by Julie E. Czerneda (Trifolium Books)
* 2000 Promotion of Reading - "Harry Potter series" by J. K. Rowling
* 1999 Australian Contribution to Children's Science Fiction - to Garth Nix
* 1997 Strong Female Characters - "Kipton and the Tower of Time" by Charles L. Fontenay (Royal Fireworks Press, 1996)

External links

* [http://www.goldenduck.org Golden Duck website]


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