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2004 Winners

Kids Are Authors Medallion 2004 Grand Prize Winner Fiction

Nora the Nonapus Nora the Nonapus

Written and Illustrated by 5th grade students
Estes Hills Elementary
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Coordinators: Audrey Gan and Ghada Ramadan
Principal: Dale Minge

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Nora is an ordinary octopus who has one big secret! When her classmates are threatened by a bully, Nora devises a plan to rescue them. But can she follow through with it, especially if it means her secret will be discovered? The delightfully detailed color-pencil illustrations help tell the exciting story of this most charming little nonapus who discovers that being different may be just what is needed to save the day.


Kids Are Authors Medallion 2004 Grand Prize Winner Nonfiction

Color for Thought... Color For Thought...

Written and Illustrated by 5th grade students
Coast Episcopal Day School
Long Beach, Mississippi
Coordinator: Reona Visser
Principal: Adrienne Ranelli

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Did you know... your RED strawberry milkshake might contain bugs, we owe our lives to the BLUE blood of a crab or that prestigious and pricey PURPLE comes from a snail? Fascinating facts, intricately detailed illustrations combined with activities to try and a game to play invite the reader to think and learn about the colors that surround us every day.


2004 Honorable Mentions

See the list of entries which are Honorable Mention Winners for 2004.