Vera B. Williams' "Scooter" (Greenwillow); Russell Freedman's "Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery" (Clarion) and Allen Say's "Grandfather's Journey" (Houghton) are the winners of the 1994 Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards for Excellence in Children's Literature.

The awards, now in their 28th year, are presented to authors and illustrators of outstanding titles in three categories: fiction, nonfiction and picture book.The winners receive a $500 cash prize and an engraved silver bowl. They were selected by a committee of three judges.

This year's honor winners are:

Fiction: "Flour Babies" by Anne Fine (Little) and "Western Wind" by Paula Fox (Orchard).

Nonfiction: "Unconditional Surrender: U.S. Grant and the Civil War" by Albert Marrin (Atheneum) and "A Tree Place and Other Poems" by Constance Levy and illustrated by Robert Sabuda (McElderry).

Picture Book: "Owen," written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes (Greenwillow), and "A Small Tall Tale from the Far Far North," written and illustrated by Peter Sis (Knopf).