Thursday, March 5, 2015

The 2015 Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Award Winners!

The 2015 Golden Kite Fiction Award goes to...

Revolution by Deborah Wiles.

This harrowing story centers on the 1964 Civil Rights movement and one young girl’s summer that will change her life forever.

This year’s Nonfiction Award winner is...

The Family Romanov; Murder, Rebellion and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candice Fleming

This book follows the salacious history of events surrounding one of the great Russian royal families.

And the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration goes to...

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus illustrated by Melissa Sweet and written by Jen Bryant

Words have never been so beautifully illustrated as in this descriptive visionary’s tale.

And the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text is...

A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream written by Kristy Dempsey, illustrated by Floyd Cooper receives the Picture Book Text Award.

Janet Collins, the first African-American prima ballerina, dances her way into the hearts of young readers in this inspiring picture book.

And the 2015 Sid Fleischman Award for Humor goes to...

Evil Librarian by Michelle Knedsen.

Cynthia must save her best friend from the clutches of the dangerously cute new school librarian that just happens to be a daemon in this smart and funny romp.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Cheers as well to the Honor Book recipients, for FICTION, Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon (Dial Books for Young Readers.) For NONFICTION, Freedom Summer; The 1964 Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by Susan Goldman Rubin (Holiday House.) For PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION, The Farmer and the Clown by Marla Frazee (Beach Lane Books.) And for PICTURE BOOK TEXT, The Baby Tree by Sophie Blackall (Nancy Paulsen Books.)

Look with interview with all the winners in the coming months right here on this blog!

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