Golden Kite Award

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To be distinguished from the Golden Kite Prize, Vietnam's Oscars.

The Golden Kite Awards are given annually by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize excellence in children’s literature. The award is a golden medallion showing a child flying a kite. Instituted in 1972, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. Eligible books must be written or illustrated by SCBWI members, and submitted either by publishers or individuals.

The award includes four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration. Winners are chosen by a panel of judges which consists of children’s book writers and illustrators. In addition to the four Golden Kite Award winners, four honor book recipients are named by the judges. Since 2006, the best author and illustrator in each category wins a $2,500 grant cash prize.

Recipients[edit]

The awards are given the year following publication. For example the 2000 awards are for books published in 1999.

2014[edit]

  • Fiction: Better Nate Than Ever, Tim Federle
  • Nonfiction: Call of the Klondike, David Meissner
  • Picture Book Text: Sophie's Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller (illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf)
  • Picture Book Illustration: Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, written and illustrated by Peter Brown

2013[edit]

  • Fiction: The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, Joanne Rocklin
  • Nonfiction: Noah Webster and His Words, Jeri Chase Ferris
  • Picture Book Text: Me and Momma and Big John, Mara Rockliff (illustrated by William Low)
  • Picture Book Illustration: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters, written and illustrated by K.G. Campbell

2012[edit]

  • Fiction: Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys
  • Nonfiction: Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, Candace Fleming
  • Picture Book Text: Over and Under the Snow, written by Kate Messner (illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal)
  • Picture Book Illustration: Balloons Over Broadway, written and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

2011[edit]

2010[edit]

2009[edit]

2008[edit]

  • Fiction: Home of the Brave, Katherine Applegate
  • Nonfiction: Muckrackers, Ann Bausum
  • Picture Book Text: Pierre in Love, written by Sara Pennypacker (illustrated by Petra Mathers)
  • Picture Book Illustration: Little Night, written and illustrated by Yuyi Morales

2007[edit]

2006[edit]

2005[edit]

2004[edit]

2003[edit]

  • Fiction: Fresh Girl, Jaïra Placide
  • Nonfiction: This Land was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie, Elizabeth Partridge
  • Picture Book Text: George Hogglesberry, Grade School Alien, written by Sarah Wilson (illustrated by Chad Cameron)
  • Picture Book Illustration: Mrs. Biddlebox, illustrated by Marla Frazee (written by Linda Smith)

2002[edit]

2001[edit]

  • Fiction: The Boxer, Kathleen Karr
  • Nonfiction: Darkness over Denmark, Ellen Levine
  • Picture Book Text: River Friendly, River Wild, written by Jane Kurtz (illustrated by Neil Brennan)
  • Picture Book Illustration: The Rain Came Down, written and illustrated by David Shannon

2000[edit]

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

1999[edit]

1998[edit]

1997[edit]

1996[edit]

1995[edit]

1994[edit]

  • Fiction: Make Lemonade, Virginia Euwer Wolff
  • Nonfiction: Eleanor Roosevelt, Russell Freedman
  • Picture Book Illustration: By the Light of the Halloween Moon, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes (written by Caroline Stutson)

1993[edit]

1992[edit]

1991[edit]

1990[edit]

1989[edit]

  • Fiction: Borrowed Children, George Ella Lyon
  • Nonfiction: Let There Be Light, James Cross Giblin
  • Picture Book Illustration: Forest of Dreams, illustrated by Susan Jeffers (written by Rosemary Wells)

1988[edit]

1987[edit]

  • Fiction: After the Dancing Days, Margaret Rostkowski
  • Nonfiction: Poverty in America, Milton Meltzer
  • Picture Book Illustration: Alphabetics, written and illustrated by Suse MacDonald

1986[edit]

1985[edit]

1984[edit]

1983[edit]

1982[edit]

1981[edit]

1980[edit]

1979[edit]

1978[edit]

1977[edit]

1976[edit]

1975[edit]

1974[edit]

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