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2012 Winners

Picture Book

Winner:

Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb illustrated by Joe Berger Dial ISBN-10: 0803734395 ISBN-13: 978-0803734395

Other Finalists:

Oogle-Flip and the Planet Adventure by Andrew Norton. Illustrated by Christy Croll Magic World Media ISBN-10: 0982114168 ISBN-13: 978-0982114162

Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! By Margaret Mayo. Illustrated by Alex Ayliffe Walker Childrens ISBN-10: 0802727905 ISBN-13: 978-0802727909

Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon by Lindsay Ward. Kane/Miller Book Publishers ISBN-10: 1935279777 ISBN-13: 978-1935279778

Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy. Illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irving. Hyperion ISBN-10: 1423120248 ISBN-13: 978-1423120247

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Winner:

Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure #2: Mars! By Hena Kahn and David Borgenicht. Chronicle Books ISBN-10: 081187124X ISBN-13: 978-0811871242

Other Finalists:

Star Bus: Attack of the Cling-Ons. By Scott Ciencin. Illustrated by Jeff Crowther Stone Arch Books ISBN-10: 1434230678 ISBN-13: 978-1434230676

Benjamin Franklinstein Meets the Fright Brothers by Larry David Tuxbury and Matthew McElligott. Putnam. Putnam ISBN-10: 0399254803 ISBN-13: 978-0399254802

Galaxy Games: The Challengers by Greg Fishbone. Lee & Low Books. ISBN10:1600606601 ISBN-13: 978-1600606601

Escape from Planet Yastol (Way-Too-Real Aliens) by Pamela F. Service . Illustrated by Mike Gorman Darby Creek Pub. ISBN-10: 0761379185 ISBN-13: 978-0761379188

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Tie Winners:

A Beautiful Friendship (Star Kingdom) by David Weber. Baen ISBN-10: 1451637470 ISBN-13: 978-1451637472

A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan Candlewick ISBN: 0575104724

Other Finalists:

Tankborn by Karen Sandler Lee & Low Books ISBN-10: 1600606628 ISBN-13: 978-1600606625

Ashfall by Mike Mullin Tanglewood Press ISBN-10: 1933718552 ISBN-13: 978-1933718552

Planesrunner (Everness, Book One) by Ian McDonald Pyr ISBN-10: 1616145412 ISBN-13: 978-1616145415

Bumped by Megan McCafferty Balzer + Bray ISBN-10: 0061962740 ISBN-13: 978-0061962745

Paradise Lost by Steven Layne. Pelican Publishing ISBN-10: 1589805909 ISBN-13: 978-1589805903

Seizure: A Virals Novel by Kathy Reichs Razorbill ISBN-10: 1595143947 ISBN-13: 978-1595143945

 

2011 Winners

Picture Book

Winner:

Oh no, or how my science project destroyed the world by Mac Bannett illustrated by Dan Santat --Hyperion, 2010

Other Finalists:

Missile Mouse by Jake Parker --Graphix, 2010

The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-Fu Cavemen from the Future by Dav Pilkey --Blue Sky Press, 2010

Binkey to the Rescue by Ashley Spires

Zig and Wikki in Something Ate My Homework by Nadja Spiegelman --Toon Books

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Winner:

Alien Encounter by Pamela Service and Mike Gorman --Lerner, 2010.

Other Finalists:

Ivy and Bean What¡¯s The Big Idea by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall --Chronicle Books

Samantha Granger Experiemen -Fused by Kari Townsend

Stuck on Earth by David Klass

Kid vs. Squid by Greg Eekhout

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Winner:

www.Watch by Robert Sawyer --Ace Books, 2010.

Other Finalists:

Cassini Code by Dom Tesla

Crashed by Robin Wasserman

Virals by Kathy Reichs

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Vulture's Wake by Kirsty Murray

 

2010 Winners

Picture Book

Winner:

Swamps of Sleethe by Jack Prelutsky illustrated by Jimmy Pickering. Alfred A. Knopf, 2009 9780375846748

Other Finalists:

The Case of the Whatever Blues written by Suzanne Kline Illus. by Daryl Slaton --Happy Creek Press 9780982370209

I, astronaut Yo, astronauta Written by Maria Espluga Me+Mi Publishing 9781931398565

Steve Gritton The Trouble With Sisters and Robots Albert Whitman 9780807580905

2030 A Day In the Life of Tomorrow¡¯s sritten by Amy Zuckerman and James Daly , Illustrated by John Manders --Dutton 9780525478607

You Are The First Kid On Mars written by Patrick O¡¯Brien --Putnam 9780399246340

Blinky the Space Cat written by Ashley Spires--Kids Can Press 9781554533091

Special Award Nonfiction
You Write It: Science Fiction by John Hamilton Abdo Publishing, 2009

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Winner:

ZRex by Steve Cole. Penguin, 2009 9780399252532

Other Finalists:

Daniel X Watch the Skies written by James Patterson and Neil Rust

Little Brown 978-0316036184

Max by James Patterson Little Brown 978-0316002905

When You Reach Me written by Rebecca Stead Random House 9780385906647

Cosmic written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Harper Collins 9780061836831

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Winner:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. Scholastic, 2009. 978-0439023498

Other Finalists:

The Fledgeling written by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller Baen Books 978-1439132876

Cassandra Clare The Clockwork Angel Margaret K. McElderry 978-1416975861

Emma Clayton The Roar Scholastic 9780439925938

Leviathan written by Scott Westerfeld and Keith Thompson--Simon Pulse 978-1416971733

 

2009 Winners

Picture Book

Winner:

We're Off To Look For Aliens by Colin McNaughton (Author/Illustrator), Candlewick Press, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780763636364.

Other Finalists:

Max Goes to Jupiter: A Science Adventure with Max the Dog by Jeffrey Bennet, Nick Schneider, Erica Ellingson, and Michael Carroll (Illustrator), Big Kid Science, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780972181938.

Baby Brains and RoboMom by Simon James (Author/Illustrator), Candlewick Press, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780763634636.

Thea's Tree by Alison Jackson and Janet Pedersen (Illustrator), Penguin Group (USA), 2008, ISBN-13: 9780525474432.

There's Nothing to Do on Mars by Chris Gall (Author/Illustrator), Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780316166843.

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Winner:

Lighter Than Air by Henry Melton, Wire Rim Books, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780980225310.

Other Finalists:

Cyberia by Chris Lynch, Scholastic Press, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780545027939.

Skinned by Robin Wasserman, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2008, ISBN-13: 9781416936343.

Lost Time by Susan Maupin Schmid, Penguin Group (USA), 2008, ISBN-13: 9780399244605.

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, 2008, ISBN-13: 9781416954217.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Tie Winners:

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Scholastic Press, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780439023481.

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780765319852.

Other Finalists:

Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780152059859.

Whirlwind: The Caretaker Trilogy: Book 2 by David Klass, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780374323080.

Gone by Michael Grant, HarperCollins Publishers, 2008, ISBN-13: 9780061448768.

 

2008 Winners

Picture Book

Winner:

Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed. Philomel Books, ISBN 978-0-399-24736-1.

Other Finalists:

Pet Robots created and written by Scott Christian Sava, art by Diego Jourdan. Blue Dream Studios, ISBN 978-0-9789168-2-4.

Mechanimals by Chris Tougas. Orca Book Publishing, ISBN 979-1-55143-628-9.

Captain Raptor and the Space Pirates by Kevin O'Malleyand and Patrick O'Brien. Walker Books, ISBN 0-8027-9571-4.

Space Pirates and the Monster of Malswomp by Scoular Anderson. Frances Lincoln Children's Books, ISBN 978-1-84507-460-7.

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Tie Winners:

Shanghaied to the Moon by Michael J. Daley. Putnam, ISBN 0399246193.

Gravity Buster: Journal #2 of a Cardboard Genius by Frank Asch. Kid's Can Press, ISBN 978-1-55453-0687.

Other Finalists:

Double Check by Malcom Rose. Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 978-0-7534-6004-7.

George's Secret Key to The Universe by Lucy and Steven Hawking. Simon & Schuster, ISBN 978-4169-5482-0.

The Future is Unknown (Timejumpers) by James Valentine. Aladdin, ISBN 0689873549.

Polaris: A Celebration of Polar Science by Julie E. Czerneda (editor). Red Deer Press, ISBN 0889953724.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Winner:

Sky Horizon by David Brin (author) and Scott Hampton (illustrator). Subterranean Press, ISBN 1-59606-109-x.

Other Finalists:

The Shadow Speaker by Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu. Hyperion, ISBN 142310033-6.

Silver Ship and the Sea by Brenda Cooper. Tor, ISBN 0-765-315977-1.

Farseed by Pamela Sargent. Tor, ISBN 978-0-765-31427-7.

Quantum Prophecy: The Awakening by Michael Carroll. Philomel, ISBN 9788-0399-24725-5.

The Gladiator by Harry Turtledove. Tor, ISBN 978-0-7653-1486-4.

Special Awards

Stone Arch Books for quality science fiction graphic novels to attract young SF fans.

Nonfiction (World of Science Fiction - 12 Titles (Library Binding)) by John Hamilton. Abdo Publishing Company.

 

2007 Winners

Picture Book

Night Of The Homework Zombies by Scott Nickel (author) and Steve Harpster (illustrator)

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Apers by Mark Jansen & Barbara Day Zinicola

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Rash by Pete Hautman.

Special Awards

Write Your Own Science Fiction Story by Tish Farrell.

 

2006 Winners

Picture Book

Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery by Kevin O'Malley (author) and Patrick O'Brien (illustrator)

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

TIE winners: Whales on Stilts by M.T. Anderson and The Fran That Time Forgot by Jim Benson.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Uglies by Simon Pulse.

Special Awards

Bruce Coville & Full Cast Audio Family, Cover of "Rolling Stones" by Robert A. Heinlein.

 

2005 Winners

Picture Book

Science Verse by John Scieszka (author) and Lane Smith (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Balance of Trade by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller.

2004 Winners

Picture Book

Hazel Nutt Mad Scientist by David Elliot (author) and True Kelley (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Escape From Memory by Margaret Peterson.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Gunpowder Empire by Harry Turtledove.

 

2003 Winners

Picture Book

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones -- Incredible Cross-Sections by Curtis J Saxton and Richard Chasemore

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Andrew Lost Series - #1 On the Dog, #2 In the Bathroom, #3 In the Kitchen by J.C. Greenburg.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Feed by M.T. Anderson.

Special Awards

Best Science and Technology Education
Tales of the Wonderzone Julie E. Czerneda, Ed.

2002 Winners

Picture Book

Baloney by Jon Scieszka (author) and Lane Smith (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Beatnik Rutabagas From Beyond the Stars by Quenin Dodd.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

This Side of Paradise by Steven Lane.

2001 Winners

Picture Book

Rex by Robert Gould & Kathleen Duey (authors) and Eugene Epstein (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

The Power of UN by Nancy Etchemendy.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Jumping Off The Planet by David Gerrold.

2000 Winners

Picture Book

Hush, Little Alien by Daniel Kirk.

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

I was a 6th Grade Alien by Bruce Coville.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

The Game of Worlds: Out of Time by Roger McBride Allen, edited by David Brin.

Special Awards

2000 Promotion of Reading
Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling.

1999 Winners

Picture Book

Noah and the Space Ark by Laura Cecil (author) and Emma Chichester Clark (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Young Jedi Knights (Entire Series) by Kevin Anderson and Rebecca Moesta.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Alien Dreams by Larry Segriff.

Special Awards

Australian Contribution to Children's Science Fiction
Garth Nix.

 

1998 Winners

Picture Book

Floating Home by David Getz (author) and Michael Rex (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Andalite Chronicles by Katherine Applegate.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Shade's Children by Garth Nix.

1997 Winners

Picture Book

Grandpa Takes Me to the Moon by Timothy Gaffney (author) and Barry Root (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Kipton and the Tower of Time by Charles Fortenay.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Wildside by Steven Gould.

Special Awards

Strong Female Characters
Kipton and the Android by Charles L. Fortenay.

1996 Winners

Picture Book

Insects From Outer Space by Vladimir Vagin and Frank Asch.

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Star Hatchlingby Margaret Bechard.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

TIE winners: Winds of Marsby H.M. Hoover and Night Room by E.M.Goldman.

1995 Winners

Picture Book

Time Flies by Eric Rohmann.

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Shape Changer by Bill Brittain.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

The Ear, the Eye & the Arm by Nancy Farmer.

1994 Winners

Picture Book

Richie's Rocket by Joan Anderson (author) and George Ancona (photographer).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Worf's First Adventure by Peter David.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

The Giver by Lois Lowry.

1993 Winners

Picture Book

June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner.

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

Weirdos of the Universe Unite! by Pamela Service.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

River Rats by Caroline Stevermer.

1992 Winners

Picture Book

Time Train by Paul Fleishman (author) and Claire Ewart (illustrator).

Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

My Teacher Glows in the Dark by Bruce Coville.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult

Invitation to the Game by Monica Hughes.

 


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