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Award Winners
These authors and illustrators have been recognized as the best in children's literature. Find more titles by Award Winning authors and illustrators at the next Scholastic Book Fair.
 
My Friend Rabbit
 

My Friend Rabbit
Eric Rohmann
When Rabbit launches Mouse's toy airplane into a tree — with Mouse in it, he recruits an elephant, a rhino, and several other large animals to help in his plan to retrieve it. But wherever Rabbit is, trouble seems to follow, and in the end it's Mouse who must come to Rabbit's rescue.
2003 Caldecott Medal Winner
 

The Spider and the Fly
 

The Spider and the Fly
Mary Howitt, illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi
"'Will you walk into my parlor,' said the Spider to the Fly…" is easily one of the most recognized and quoted first lines in all of English verse. Award-winning illustrator Toni DiTerlizzi has spun a visual treat reminiscent of classic black-and-white films. With finely detailed scenes and images that seem to glow in the dark, readers of all ages will enjoy the subtle moral about those who use sweet words to hide their not-so-sweet intentions.
2003 Caldecott Medal Honor Book

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Crispin: The Cross of Lead
 

Crispin: The Cross of Lead
Avi
Filled with breathtaking plot twists and vivid characters, this bestselling book by author Avi revolves around an orphaned 13-year-old peasant boy living in medieval England who finds his life in danger because of a secret only his pursuers know. Crispin's only hopes for survival lie in the lead cross given to him by his mother and the cunning strategies of Bear, his rebellious protector.
2003 Newbery Medal Winner

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Hoot
 

Hoot
Carl Hiaasen
Roy Eberhardt is the new kid — again. His first acquaintance is Dana Matherson, a well-known bully. Then again, if Dana hadn't been sinking his thumbs into Roy's temples and mashing his face against the school-bus window, Roy might never have spotted the running boy — the one running away from the school bus, with no books and no shoes. Roy sets himself on the boy's trail which plunges him right into the middle of a mystery. Who is this mischief-making boy and what does he have to do with a pancake house and endangered owls!
2003 Newbery Honor Book
 

Surviving the Applewhites
 

Surviving the Applewhites
Stephanie S. Tolean
When Jake Semple is expelled from yet another school he is given no alternative but to live with and attend a home school run by the Applewhites. They just happen to be the most outrageous, forgetful, chaotic, quarrelsome family you could ever meet — except for E.D. the daughter who has a deep longing for order and predictability. When she and Jake are paired in the family's "cooperative education" experiment, the two clash immediately. Will Jake and E.D. be able to find common ground and survive the family's eccentricities?
2003 Newbery Honor Book
 

Rap a Tap Tap Think of That!
 

Rap a Tap Tap Think of That!
Leo and Diane Dillon
Clap your hands and tip your hats as the legendary "Mr. Bojangles" gracefully leaps across each page, bringing music and happiness to everyone he meets. Meet the man who people said could talk with his feet through the lively, toe-tapping verse and joyful paintings of the two-time Caldecott Medal-winning team.
2003 Coretta Scott King Honor Book

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2003 Kids Are Authors Award Winners
 
Picture Perfect?
 

Picture Perfect?
Written and Illustrated by Second Grade students from Fletcher Walker Elementary, Westwood, California
It's School Picture Day and everyone wants to look perfect! But from getting a new perm to having a missing tooth to having your mom pick your clothes, looking your best is not always easy. The simple text and crayon portraits capture the hilarious picture day dilemmas faced by anyone asked to smile for the camera!
Grand Prize Winner — Fiction

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Animalogies: A Collection of Animal Analogies
 

Animalogies: A Collection of Animal Analogies
Written and Illustrated by Fourth Grade students from Six to Six Interdistrict Magnet School, Cooperative Educational Services, Bridgeport, Connecticut
Furry is to dog as Slimy is to jellyfish. Analogies have never been so much fun! Bright collage illustrations combine creatures from the animal world with a plethora of colors and shapes to demonstrate this important language pattern. Can you guess the comparison before you turn the page?
Grand Prize Winner — Nonfiction

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