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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Golden Kite Awards (1973-2006,2009-10)

2009-10 info from SCBWI website accessed 3/6/10.  1973-2006 info from Wikipedia accessed 3/6/10.

The winners of the 2010 Golden Kite Awards, presented to children's book authors and artists by their peers and sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, are:

Fiction: Sea of the Dead by Julia Durango (S&S Books for Young Readers)
Nonfiction: Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song by Ashley Bryan (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/S&S)
Picture Book Text: The Longest Night by Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Ted Lewin (Holiday House)
Picture Book Illustration: Gracias Thanks, illustrated by John Parra, written by Pat Mora (Lee & Low Books)
Golden Kite Honor Recipients

Fiction: Neil Armstrong Is My Uncle by Nan Marino (Roaring Book Press)
Nonfiction: Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life by Catherine Reef (Clarion Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Picture Book Text: Bella & Bean by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Aileen Leijten (Atheneum Books for Young Readers/S&S)
Picture Book Illustration: Bad News for Outlaws, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson (Carolrhoda Books)
The Golden Kite Awards will be presented to at the Golden Kite Luncheon during SCBWI's 39th Annual Conference on Writing and Illustrating for Children, which takes place in Los Angeles July 30-August 2. For more information and lists of previous winners, go to scbwi.org.

2009 Winners:

Fiction: Down Sand Mountain by Steve Watkins
Candlewick Press
Editor: Kaylan Adair

Nonfiction: A Life in the Wild: George Schaller's Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts by Pamela S. Turner
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Editor: Melanie Kroupa

Picture Book Text: A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Candlewick Press

Picture Book Illustration: Last Night by Hyewon Yum
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Designer: Irene Metaxato


Fiction: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
Henry Holt & Co.

Nonfiction: The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen Jackson
Photographed & illustrated by Nic Bishop
Houghton Mifflin

Picture Book Text: Before John was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Picture Book Illustration: I Love My New Toy illustrated and written by Mo Willems


* Fiction: Firegirl, Tony Abbott
* Nonfiction: Wings, William Loizeaux
* Picture Book Text: Jazz, Walter Dean Myers (illustrated by Christopher Myers)
* Picture Book Illustration: Not Afraid of Dogs, Larry Day (authored by Susanna Pitzer)

* Fiction: A Room on Lorelei Street, Mary E. Pearson
* Nonfiction: Children of The Great Depression, Russell Freedman
* Picture Book Text: Doña Flor, Pat Mora (illustrated by Raul Colón)
* Picture Book Illustration: Baby Bear's Chairs, Melissa Sweet (authored by Jane Yolen)

[edit] 2004

* Fiction: Bucking The Sarge, Christopher Paul Curtis
* Nonfiction: Dust To Eat: Drought And Depression In The 1930s, Michael L. Cooper
* Picture Book Text: Apples to Oregon, Deborah Hopkinson (illustrated. Nancy Carpenter)
* Picture Book Illustration: The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson, Jean Cassels

[edit] 2003

* Fiction: Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli
* Nonfiction: After The Last Dog Died: The True-Life, Hair-Raising Adventure Of Douglas Mawson And His 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, by Carmen Bredeson
* Picture Book Text: The Dirty Cowboy, by Amy Timberlake (illus. Adam Rex)
* Picture Book Illustration: I Dream Of Trains, by Loren Long (author Angela Johnson)

* Fiction: Fresh Girl, by Jaïra Placide
* Nonfiction: This Land Was Made For You And Me: The Life And Songs Of Woody Guthrie, by Elizabeth Partridge
* Picture Book Text: George Hogglesberry, Grade School Alien, by Sarah Wilson
* Picture Book Illustration: Mrs. Biddlebox, by Marla Frazee

* Fiction: True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff
* Nonfiction: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
* Picture Book Text: The Shoe Tree of Chagrin, by J. Patrick Lewis
* Picture Book Illustration: The Lamp, The Ice, And The Boat Called Fish, by Beth Krommes

* Fiction: The Boxer, by Kathleen Karr
* Nonfiction: Darkness over Denmark, by Ellen Levine
* Picture Book Text: River Friendly, River Wild, by Jane Kurtz
* Picture Book Illustration: The Rain Came Down, by David Shannon

* Fiction: Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
* Nonfiction: Space station Science: Life in Free Fall, by Marianne J. Dyson
* Picture Book Text: A Band of Angels, by Deborah Hopkinson
* Picture Book Illustration: The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza), by Amy Wolrod

* Fiction: Rules of the Road, by Joan Bauer
* Nonfiction: Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, by Russell Freedman
* Picture Book Text: Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems, by Kristine O'Connell George
* Picture Book Illustration: Snow, by Uri Shulevitz

* Fiction: Stones in Water, by Donna Jo Napoli
* Nonfiction: Carmine's Story: A Book About a Boy Living With AIDS, by Arlene Schulman
* Picture Book Text: The Paper Dragon, by Marguerite W. Davol
* Picture Book Illustration: The Paper Dragon, by Robert Sabuda

* Fiction: The Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw
* Nonfiction: Small Steps, by Peg Kehret
* Picture Book Text: Saving Sweetness, by Diane Stanley
* Picture Book Illustration: Market Day, by Holly Berry

* Fiction: The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis
* Nonfiction: Abigail Adams, by Natalie S. Bober
* Picture Book Illustration: Fairy Wings, by Dennis Nolan and Lauren Mills

* Fiction: Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman
* Nonfiction: Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor, by Russell Freedman
* Picture Book Illustration: Big Fat Hen, by Keith Baker

* Fiction: Make Lemonade, by Virginia Euwer Wolff
* Nonfiction: Eleanor Roosevelt, by Russell Freedman
* Picture Book Illustration: By the Light of the Halloween Moon, by Kevin Hawkes

* Fiction: Letters From a Slave Girl, by Mary E. Lyons
* Nonfiction: The Long Road to Gettysburg, by Jim Murphy
* Picture Book Illustration: Chicken Sunday, by Patricia Polacco

* Fiction: The Rain Catchers, by Jean Thesman
* Nonfiction: The Wright Brothers, by Russell Freedman
* Picture Book Illustration: Mama, Do You Love Me, by Barbara Lavallee

* Fiction: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
* Nonfiction: The Boy's War, by Jim Murphy
* Picture Book Illustration: Home Place, by Jerry Pinkney

* Fiction: Jenny of the Tetons, by Kristiana Gregory
* Nonfiction: Panama Canal: Gateway to the World, by Judith St. George
* Picture Book Illustration: Tom Thumb, by Richard Jesse Watson

* Fiction: Borrowed Children, by George Ella Lyon
* Nonfiction: Let There Be Light, by James Cross Giblin
* Picture Book Illustration: Forest of Dreams, by Susan Jeffers

* Fiction: Rabble Starkey, by Lois Lowry
* Nonfiction: Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark, by Rhoda Blumberg
* Picture Book Illustration: What the Mailman Brought, by Tomie DePaola

* Fiction: After the Dancing Days, by Margaret Rostowski
* Nonfiction: Poverty in America, by Milton Meltzer
* Picture Book Illustration: Juma and the Magic Jinn, by Charles Mikolaycak

* Fiction: Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
* Nonfiction: Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, by Rhoda Blumberg
* Picture Book Illustration: The Donkey's Dream, by Barbara Helen Berger

* Fiction: Tancy, by Belinda Hurmence
* Nonfiction: Walls: Defenses Throughout History, by James Cross Giblin
* Picture Book Illustration: Little Red Riding Hood, by Don Wood

* Fiction: The Tempering, by Gloria Skurzynski
* Nonfiction: The Illustrated Dinosaur Dictionary, by Helen Roney Sattler
* Picture Book Illustration: Little Red Riding Hood, by Trina Schart Hyman

* Fiction: Ralph S. Mouse, by Beverly Cleary
* Nonfiction: Chimney Sweeps, by James Cross Giblin
* Picture Book Illustration: Giorgio's Village, by Tomie de Paola

* Fiction: Little, Little, by M. E. Kerr
* Nonfiction: Blissymbolics, by Elizabeth Helfman

* Fiction: Arthur, For the Very First Time, by Patricia MacLachlan
* Nonfiction: The Lives of Spiders, by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

* Fiction: The Magic of the Glits, by C. S. Adler
* Nonfiction: Runaway Teens, by Arnold Madison

* Fiction: And You Give Me a Pain, Elaine, by Stella Pevsner
* Nonfiction: How I Came to Be a Writer, by Phyllis Reynolds

* Fiction: The Girl Who Had No Name, by Bernice Rabe
* Nonfiction: Peeper, First Voice of Spring, by Robert McClung

1976 * One More Flight, by Eve Bunting

1975 * The Garden Is Doing Fine, by Carol Farley

1974 * The Girl Who Cried Flowers, by Jane Yolen

1973 * Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Greene

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