This weekend, the Golden Kite awards will be presented at the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) conference in Los Angeles, CA. They are the only awards for children’s literature voted on by a jury of peers (I voted!). Each year, there are over 1,000 entries. The categories are: Picture Book Text, Picture Book Illustration, Fiction and Nonfiction. The Sid Fleishman Humor Award is also given out at the same time. Here are the winners!
Picture Book Text
Winner: “Sophie’s Squash” by Pat Zietlow Miller
Honor: “Forest Has a Song” by Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
Picture Book Illustration
Winner: “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild” by Peter Brown
Honor: “Niño Wrestles the World” by Yuyi Morales
Winner: “Better Nate Than Ever” by Tim Federle
Honor: “Rose Under Fire” by Elizabeth Wein
Winner: “Call of the Klondike” by David Meissner
Honor: “The Dolphins of Shark Bay” by Pamela Turner
Sid Fleischman Humor Award
Winner: “Openly Straight” by Bill Konigsberg
Here’s the commemorative poster made for this year’s books. Pirates, treasure, mermaids and reading? Love it!
Congratulations to all the winners!