The Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards are given to recognize great books from the seventy SCBWI chapters around the world. Those seventy chapters are divided into fifteen regions, each of which votes for their own Crystal Kite finalists and winner.
And the 2014 Crystal Kite Winners are... (drumroll here)...
For Australia/New Zealand:
AJ Betts - Zac and Mia (Text Publishing Company)
Alexis O’Neill and Terry Widener - The Kite that Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge (Boyd Mills Press)
Helene Boudreau - I Dare You Not to Yawn (Illustrated by Sergio Bloch) (Candlewick Press)
Lisa Dalrymple and Suzanne del Rizzo - Skink on the Brink (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
For the Southeast Region (Florida/Georgia/South Carolina/North Carolina/Alabama/Mississippi):
Shannon Hitchcock - The Ballad of Jessie Pearl (Namelos)
For the Mid-South Region (Kansas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Tennessee/Kentucky/Missouri)
Kristin Tubb - The Thirteenth Sign (Feiwel & Friends)
For the Middle East/India/Asia Region
Natasha Sharma - Bonkers! (Duckbill Books)
For the Midwest Region (Minnesota/Iowa/Nebraska/Wisconsin/Illinois/Michigan/Indiana/Ohio)
Pat Zietlow Miller – Sophie’s Squash (Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf) (Schwartz and Wade)
For the Southwest Region (Nevada/Arizona/Utah/Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico)
Molly Idle - Tea Rex (Viking)
For New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
Deborah Freedman – The Story of Fish and Snail (Viking)
For New York
Samantha Berger and Dan Santat - Crankenstein (Little, Brown BFYR)
For the Atlantic Region (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey/Wash DC/Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland)
Kit Grindstaff - The Flame in the Mist (Random House Children's Books)
Doris Fisher and Julie Buckner – Army Camels: Ships of the Texas Desert (Pelican Publishing)
For the "International Other" Region
Lenore Appelhans and Daniel Jennewein – Chickosaurus Rex (Simon and Schuster)
For the UK/Europe
Candy Gourlay - Shine (David Fickling Books)
For the West (Washington/Oregon/Alaska/Idaho/Montana/North Dakota/South Dakota)
Nina Laden and Renata Liwska - Once Upon a Memory (Little, Brown BFYR)
Congratulations to all the winners!
To find out more about the Crystal Kite Awards, and how you can enter your book for the 2015 awards, check out all the information here.
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