The Southeast Booksellers Association has released the names of the nominees for its 2003 Book Awards. The winners will be announced on March 4, and the awards will be presented at a dinner ceremony on April 4 at the Park Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The nominees for the children's category are:
Epossumondas, Colleen Salley, illustrated by Janet Stevens (Harcourt)
Hoot, Carl Hiaasen (Random/Knopf)
This Lullaby, Sarah Dessen (Viking Books)
Turtle Saver, Laurie Parker (Quail Ridge Press)