Bram Stoker Award

2003

 

Winner

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling,  j ROW, YA Rowling, J.
Harry Potter,  now a fifth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, struggles with a threatening teacher, problematic house elf, the dread of upcoming final exams, and haunting dreams that hint toward his mysterious past.

 

Nominees

Even Odder: More Stories To Chill The Heart by Steve Burt 

The Oracle Betrayed  by Catherine Fisher 
After she is chosen to be "Bearer-of-the-god," Mirany questions the established order and sets out, along with a musician and a scribe, to find the legitimate heir of the religious leader known as the Archon.

The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman 
Lucy is sure there are wolves living in the walls of her house, although others in her family disagree, and when the wolves come out, the adventure begins.

A Stir of Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman 
After discovering the secrets that lie in an abandoned house, fourteen-year-old Susan Backstrom, with the help of some new friends, has the ability to make a safe, new life for herself.

 

2002

Winner

Coraline by Neil Gaiman  YA Gaiman, N.
When Coraline steps through the locked doors in her family's new flat, she finds a world which caters to her every whim. But when she wants to leave, things turn unpleasant.

Nominees

(book jacket)Abarat by Clive Barker  YA Barker, C
Candy Quackenbush from Chickentown, U.S.A., is about to embark on an epic journey that will change her boring life forever as she dives from a barren field in Minnesota into the enormous Sea of Izabella.

 

 

Cat in Glass and Other Tales of the Unnatural by Nancy Etchemendy(book jacket)
This gripping collection includes eight tales of the weird and otherworldly from the first two-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award in the children's category--for "Bigger Than Death" in 1998 and for "The Power of Un" in 2000.

 

 

(book jacket)Abu and the Seven Marvels by Richard Mateson and William Stout  YA SCI FIC Matheson, R.
Well-crafted prose and fine illustrations portray the story of a young peasant in search of the seven marvels of the world.