Golden Duck Awards Winners

Winners of the 2012 Golden Duck Awards for excellence in SF children’s literature were announced September 2, 2012 at a ceremony during Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention, held in Chicago IL, August 30 – September 3, 2012.

Hal Clement Award for Young Adult (tie)

  • A Beautiful Friendship, David Weber (Baen)
  • A Long, Long Sleep, Anna Sheehan (Candlewick)
  • Tankborn, Karen Sandler (Lee & Low)
  • Ashfall, Mike Mullin (Tanglewood)
  • Planesrunner, Ian McDonald (Pyr)
  • Bumped, Megan McCafferty (Balzer + Bray)
  • Paradise Lost, Steven Layne (Pelican)
  • Seizure, Kathy Reichs (Razorbill)

 Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades

  • Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure #2: Mars!, Hena Kahn & David Borgenicht (Chronicle)
  • Star Bus: Attack of the Cling-Ons, Scott Ciencin, illustrated by Jeff Crowther (Stone Arch)
  • Benjamin Franklinstein Meets the Fright Brothers, Larry David Tuxbury & Matthew McElligott (Putnam)
  • Galaxy Games: The Challengers, Greg Fishbone (Lee & Low)
  • Escape from Planet Yastol, Pamela F. Service, illustrated by Mike Gorman (Darby Creek)

Picture Book

  • Earth to Clunk, Pam Smallcomb, illustrated by Joe Berger (Dial)
  • Oogle-Flip and the Planet Adventure, Andrew Norton, illustrated by Christy Croll (Magic World Media)
  • Zoom, Rocket, Zoom!, Margaret Mayo, illustrated by Alex Ayliffe (Walker Children’s)
  • Pelly and Mr. Harrison Visit the Moon, Lindsay Ward (Kane/Miller)
  • Light Up the Night, Jean Reidy, illustrated by Margaret Chodos-Irving (Hyperion)