Crystal Kite Award

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The Crystal Kite Award [1] (also known as 'Crystal Kite Members Choice Award) is given by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) each year to recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world. Along with the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.

Each SCBWI member votes for their favorite book from a nominated author in their region that was published in the previous calendar year.

Winners[edit]

International Regions[edit]

Africa[edit]

  • 2013 Neil Malherbe - The Magyar Conspiracy

(Tafelberg Publishers)[2]

  • 2012 Jenny Hatton and Joan Rankin - Finding Aunt Joan
  • 2011 Maja Sereda - A Kite's Flight

(Jacana Media - text by William Gumede.)

Australia[edit]

  • 2013 Meg McKinlay - Ten Tiny Things

(Fremantle Press)[3]

(Walker Books Australia)

The Americas (Canada/Mexico/Central & South America)[edit]

(Fitzhenry and Whiteside)[4]

(Scholastic Canada)

Middle East/India/Asia[edit]

(Tuttle Publishing)[5]

(Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.)

UK/Europe[edit]

(Oxford University Press)[6]

  • 2012 Sara Grant - Dark Parties (Indigo)
  • 2011 Candy Gourlay - Tall Story

(David Fickling Books)

Regions in the United States[edit]

California/Hawaii[edit]

(HarperCollins)

  • 2012 Lee Wardlaw - Won Ton - A Cat Tale Told in Haiku

(Henry Holt and Co.)

(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)

Florida / Georgia / South Carolina / North Carolina / Alabama/Mississippi[edit]

(Boyds Mills Press)

Kansas / Louisiana / Arkansas / Tennessee /Kentucky / Missouri[edit]

(Feiwel and Friends)

Minnesota /Iowa / Nebraska / Wisconsin / Illinois / Michigan / Indiana / Ohio[edit]

(Amulet Books)

Nevada / Arizona / Utah / Colorado / Wyoming / New Mexico[edit]

(Harcourt Children's Books)

New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)[edit]

(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children)

New York[edit]

Pennsylvania / Delaware / New Jersey / Wash DC / Virginia / West Virginia / Maryland[edit]

(Philomel Books - Penguin Young Readers Group)

Texas / Oklahoma[edit]

(Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing)

Washington / Oregon / Alaska / Idaho / Montana / North Dakota / South Dakota[edit]

(Candlewick Press)

References[edit]

  • SCBWI Website [7]
  • List of Winners [8]
  • 2013 List of WInners [9]
  • Announcement of 2011 Awards [10]
  • School Library Journal [11]