The new annual award to recognize excellence in a children's book published through a non-traditional publishing route, SCBWI's inaugural SPARK award goes to two books...
The heart-pounding BMX bike girl YA novel SHREDDED by Karen Avivi (a Canadian author)
The picture book about the power of art in two brothers' lives, AL AND TEDDY by Neil Waldman (a US author.)
Congratulations to both Karen and Neil!
And cheers as well to the author/illustrators of the four Spark Honor books:
Saving Mars, a thrilling sci-fi adventure by Cidney Swanson.
A teenager must choose between super powers and saving those she loves in One, by Leigh Kopans.
Wendy Kupfer’s Let’s Hear it for Almigal, a picture book illustrated by Tammie Lyon, celebrates Almigal’s determination to hear every sound in the world with her new hot pink cochlear implants.
Wings for a Flower, by Ellen Gaffney, tells the inspiring story of an Indian girl’s rehabilitation after losing the use of her legs.
Illustrate and Write On,