Thursday, May 18, 2017

The 2017 Crystal Kite Winners!

Congratulations to the 2017 Crystal Kite winners!

The Crystal Kite awards are a peer-voted honor bestowed for excellence in children’s books. SCBWI members vote in 15 regions across the world to recognize outstanding books written and illustrated by their peers. Over 1,000 books across all categories including picture books, middle grade, chapter books, young adult and nonfiction were entered in the competition.

And the winners are...

Atlantic (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Wash DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland)
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark by Debbie Levy

Australia, New Zealand
Smile Cry by Tania McCartney & Jess Racklyeft
Australia NZ

California, Hawaii
Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature by Cynthia Jenson-Elliott & Christy Hale
CA Hawaii

Dot to Dot in the Sky, Stories in the Stars by Joan Marie Galat

Internationals Other
El jardín mágico by Carme Lemniscates

Mid South Division (Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana)
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Middle East, India, Asia
Somewhere Among by Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu
Middle East

Mid West Division (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio)
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller (& Frank Morrison)

New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island)
FEARLESS FLYER: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine by Heather Lang (& Raul Colon)
New England

New York
Saving Kate's Flowers by Cindy Sommer (& Laurie Allen Klein)
New york

SouthEast Division (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama 
Wish by Barbara O’Connor

SouthWest Division (Nevada, Arizona, Utah, southern Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico)
Space Boy and the Space Pirate by Dian Curtis Regan

Texas, Oklahoma
Tiny Stitches – The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thoms by Gwendolyn Hooks

UK, Ireland
More of Me by Kathryn Evans
UK Ireland

Western Division (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota)
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle by Janet Fox

Want to enter your book in next year's Crystal Kite competition? Go here for all the info.

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