The 2013 awards are presented for excellence in books for young readers published in the 2012 calendar year.
The Golden Kite Award Winners are,
(here's where you add the virtual drum roll)
The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook by Joanne Rocklin (Amulet Books/Abrams)
for Non Fiction...
Noah Webster & His Words by Jeri Chase Ferris (HM for Children)
for Picture Book Illustration...
Lester's Dreadful Sweaters by K. G. Campbell (Kids Can Press)
and for Picture Book Text
Me and Momma and Big John by Mara Rockliff (Candlewick)
(imagine all the applause and now a new camera angle...)
The 2013 Sid Fleischman Award for Humor goes to...
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs by Mo Willems ((HarperCollins)!
Congratulations to all the winners!
The red carpet will be rolled out and we'll get to hear from Joanne, Jeri, K.G., Mara and Mo at the upcoming 42nd Annual SCBWI Summer Conference in Los Angeles, August 2-5, 2013.
(Cue fanfare, and imagine the following as a voice-over:
Additionally, our congratulations to the Golden Kite Honor Recipients:
for Fiction: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion)
for Nonfiction: We've Got a Job by Cynthia Levinson (Peachtree)
for Picture Book Illustration: Electric Ben by Robert Byrd (Dial)
for Picture Book Text: A Leaf Can Be… by Laura Purdie Salas (Millbrook)
(Time to party... and read some great, award-winning books!)