Golden Duck Awards

The Golden Duck Awards, which are designed to encourage science fiction literature for children, have been given annually since 1992. The awards are presented every year at Worldcon or the Noth American Science Fiction Convention (NASFiC). There are several awards given each year, most carrying a small cash stipend. Winners are selected by a group of teachers, librarians, parents, high tech workers, and reviewers.

Picture Book
Given for books written for very young children.
Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades
Given for books written for grades 2 to 6.
Hal Clement Award for Young Adult
Given for books written for grades 6 to 12.
Special Awards
Given to acknowledge a book, author, illustrator, or publisher not fitting in one of the other catagories. This award is created on an ad-needed basis.

Current Award Winners

Picture Book
Max Goes to the Space Station, A Science Adventure with Max the Dog
By Jeffrey Bennett. Illustrated by Michael Carroll
Publisher: Big Kid Science, Boulder Colorado
ISBN-10: 1937548287
ISBN-13: 978-1937548285
Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades
Ambassador
By William Alexander
Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
ISBN-10: 1442497653
ISBN-13: 978-1442497658
Hal Clement Award for Young Adult
Expiration Day
By William Campbell Powell
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN-10: 0765338297
ISBN-13: 978-0765338297