Golden Duck Award Last updated October 31, 2018
Golden Duck Awards for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction were given annually from 1992 to 2017. The awards were presented every year at Worldcon or the North American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). In 2018 they were replaced by the Notable Book Lists of the same names sponsored by the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA).
The Golden Duck Awards were funded by Super-Con-Duck-Tivity, Inc., which also sponsored the U.S. midwest regional science fiction convention
DucKon. Winners were selected by a group of teachers, librarians, parents, high tech workers and reviewers. Categories
The categories are:
There was also a provision for a Special Award if a book was found to be outstanding but did not fit any of the standard categories.
Golden Duck Award Winners Picture Book
The picture book award is sometimes given to a book with non-fictional science content with a story "wrapper" as well as traditional Science Fiction themes.
1992 – Time Train by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Claire Ewart 1993 – June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner 1994 – Richie's Rocket by Joan Anderson, photographed by George Ancona 1995 – Time Flies by Eric Rohmann 1996 – Insects from Outer Space by Vladimir Vagin and Frank Asch 1997 – Grandpa Takes Me to the Moon by Timothy Gaffney, illustrated by Barry Root 1998 – Floating Home by David Getz, illustrated by Michael Rex 1999 – Noah and the Space Ark by Laura Cecil, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark 2000 – Hush, Little Alien by Daniel Kirk 2001 – Rex by Robert Gould and Kathleen Duey, illustrated by Eugene Epstein 2002 – by Baloney (Henry P.) Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith 2003 – Incredible Cross-Sections of Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones by Curtis Saxton and Richard Chasemore 2004 – Hazel Nutt, Mad Scientist by David Elliot, illustrated by True Kelley (Holliday House, ISBN 0-8234-1711-5) 2005 – Science Verse by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith (Viking) 2006 – Captain Raptor and the Moon Mystery by Kevin O'Malley, illustrated by Patrick O'Brien 2007 – Night of the Homework Zombies by Scott Nickel, illustrated by Steve Harpster ( ISBN 9781598890358) 2008 – Mars Needs Moms by Berkeley Breathed 2009 – We're Off to Look for Aliens by Colin McNaughton 2010 – Swamps of Sleethe by Jack Prelutsky 2011 – Oh No! (Or, How My Science Project Destroyed the World) by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Dan Santat 2012 – Earth to Clunk by Pam Smallcomb, illustrated by Joe Berger 2013 – Oh No! Not Again!: (Or How I Built a Time Machine to Save History) (Or At Least My History Grade) by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Dan Santat 2014 – Vader's Little Princess by Jeffrey Brown 2015 – Max Goes to the Space Station by Jeffrey Bennett, illustrated by Michael Carroll 2016 - Interstellar Cinderella, by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt. 2017 - Blip! written and illustrated by Barnaby Richards Eleanor Cameron Award
This award is given to chapter books and middle grade novels. The protagonists are science users and problem solvers. Occasionally books with fantasy elements but a science fiction theme have won.
by Whales on Stilts M. T. Anderson, illustrated by Kurt Cyrus (Harcourt, 2005. ISBN 0-15-205340-9) by The Fran That Time Forgot Jim Benton (Aladdin, ISBN 0-689-86298-9) Shanghaied to the Moon by Michael J. Daley Gravity Buster: Journal #2 of a Cardboard Genius by Frank Asch 2009 – Lighter than Air by Henry Melton 2010 – Z Rex by Steve Cole 2011 – Alien Encounter by Pamela Service and Mike Gorman 2012 – Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure #2: Mars! by Hena Kahn and David Borgenicht 2013 – Alien on a Rampage from the Intergalactic Bed and Breakfast series by Clete Barrett Smith 2014 – Two books from the Galaxy Zack series: Hello, Nebulon! and Journey to Juno by Ray O'Ryan and Colin Jack 2015 – Ambassador by William Alexander 2016 - Fuzzy Mud, by Louis Sacher Special Award Winner Stone Arch Books for publishing quality science fiction graphic novels Special Award Nonfiction – World of Science Fiction – 12 Titles by John Hamilton. ABDO Publishing Company. 2010 – Special Award Nonfiction – You Write It: Science Fiction by John Hamilton. ABDO Publishing Company.
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