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Kids Are Authors Medallion2007 Grand Prize Winner Fiction


Written and illustrated by third grade students
Tokay Colony Elementary School
Lodi, California
Project Coordinator: Nancy Cadena
Principal: Kevin Harkin

While working on their solar system dioramas, a class gets bad news - Pluto's not a planet anymore! To make sure he doesn't get lonely out in deep space, 16 students, 1 teacher, and 3 pet hamsters build a rocket, blast into space, and bring Pluto back to Earth. But soon after landing, he feels lonely and misses his old friends, so it's up to the students to devise a plan and send Pluto back where he belongs!

Kids Are Authors Medallion 2007 Grand Prize Winner Nonfiction

GROWING... Farm, School and Me!GROWING... Farm, School and Me!

Written and illustrated by sixth grade students
Reiffton School
Reading, Pennsylvania
Project Coordinator: Timothy Dewalt
Principal: Gregory Fries

In this tale of changing times and changing lands, students recount the history of the land on which their school was built. Stunning watercolors images of classic Americana are paired with scenes of modern development in this poignant story that is neither sad nor bitter, but hopeful and touching as the students ponder their own future growth at school.

2007 Honorable Mentions

Honorable Mention See the list of entries which are Honorable Mention Winners for 2007.


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