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2002 Winners

Kids Are Authors Medallion 2002 Commemorative Winner

September                   12th...We Knew Everything Would be All Right September 12th…We Knew Everything Would be All Right

Written and Illustrated by 1st grade students
Masterson Elementary
Kennett, Missouri

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On September 11th horrific events occurred, yet through the simple text and vibrant art of first graders, we are reminded that the world continued the next day. On each page children experience the comforts of ordinary routines, such as, their teacher reading books to them, having homework and recess, and knowing that 2 + 2 still equals 4. This is a poignant message of hope that reassures us all that even after bad things happen, tomorrow always brings a new day.

 

Kids Are Authors Medallion 2002 Grand Prize Winner Fiction

Band of Coyotes Band of Coyotes

Written and Illustrated by 4th grade students
Mabel-Canton Elementary School
Mabel, Minnesota


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Tap your toes and clap your hands as a band of coyotes lead a musical menagerie on a delightful romp through lessons of nouns and numbers. The rollicking, rhythmic verse makes for a great read aloud while the intriguing paper collage illustrations invite a closer look. Come hear the band and join in the fun!

 

Kids Are Authors Medallion 2002 Grand Prize Winner Nonfiction

Who Let the Cat Out of the Bag? Who Let the Cat Out of the Bag?

Written and Illustrated by 4th grade students
Newcastle Avenue Elementary
Reseda, California


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It's time to let the cat out of the bag! Idioms can be fun as shown through the unique and intricate collage illustrations designed with handmade paper. The illustrations combine beautifully with the text to bring new clarity and understanding to the often confusing language of idioms. This delightful book provides a great springboard for discussion of the true meaning of some of our most colorful phrases.

 

2002 Honorable Mentions

See the list of entries which are Honorable Mention Winners for 2002.