SOCIETY OF CHILDREN’S BOOKWRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORSTO PRESENT 2018 GOLDEN KITE AWARDS AND SID FLEISCHMAN HUMOR AWARD AT17th ANNUAL NEW YORK WINTER CONFERENCE
New Talents and Internationally Recognized NamesClaim Top Spots
LOS ANGELES, January 2018 – The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) announced the winners and honor recipients of the annual Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards.The Golden Kites are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. The Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in six categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Picture Book Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction for Older Readers, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration. The Sid Fleischman Award is for exemplary writing for children in the genre of humor. The awards will be presented at a star-studded gala during the New York Winter Conference on at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Featured guest Chelsea Clinton, humanitarian advocate and children’s author, will make a special presentation at the event atSCBWI Executive Director, Lin Oliver, said about this year’s winners. “The 2017 Golden Kite winning books were chosen from a field of over 1,000 entries, and show the diversity of creative views, topics and approaches that are re-defining our industry. We send congratulations to the creators of these outstanding books and thanks to the judges who selected them.”GOLDEN KITE AWARD WINNERSJack Cheng - SEE YOU IN THE COSMOS (Dial Books/Penguin Random House)Non-Fiction for Older Readers:Debora Heiligman - VINCENT AND THEO (Godwin Books/Henry Holt and Company)Non-Fiction for Younger Readers:Carole Boston Weatherford - SCHOMBURG: THE MAN WHO BUILT A LIBRARY (Candlewick Press)Picture Book Illustration:Kenard Pak - GOODBYE AUTUMN, HELLO WINTER (Henry Holt and Company)
GOLDEN KITE AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE BOOK TEXTPicture Book Text: Carolyn Crimi - THERE MIGHT BE LOBSTERS (Candlewick Press)Elana K. Arnold – WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF (Carolrhoda Lab/Lerner Publishing)🙂Sid Fleischman Award Winner: CRYSTAL ALLEN , THECrystal Allen - THE MAGNIFICENT MYA TIBBS: THE WALL OF FAME GAME (Balzer & Bray/HarperCollins)GOLDEN KITE HONOR BOOKSMiddle Grade Fiction:Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - THE WAR I FINALLY WON (Dial Books/Penguin Random House)Ruth Freeman - ONE GOOD THING ABOUT AMERICA (Holiday House)Picture Book Text:Carmen Agra Deedy- THE ROOSTER WHO WOULD NOT BE QUIET (Scholastic Press/Scholastic, Inc.)Picture Book Illustration:LeUyen Pham - FALLINGWATER (Roaring Brook)Young Adult Fiction:Courtney Stevens - DRESS CODES FOR SMALL TOWNS (Harper Teen/HarperCollins)Liara Tamani - CALLING MY NAME (Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins)###
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization which is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals writing and illustrating for children and young adults in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television and multimedia.
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
|⭐Kirkus Starred review THREE PENNIES by Melanie Crowder|
|"Can the text and art of my|
picture book cut through the noise and caputre
kid's attention when the primary audience includes
doezens of two, three, and four-year-olds?" BITTY BOT by
Tim McCanna and I HAVE A BALLOON by Ariel Bernstein
do just that!
Friday, October 6, 2017
If you are visiting this page, you may have attended my Publishing 101 session at the Rocky Mountain SCBWI regional conference. Thank you for stopping by to pick up additional resources. It shows you're serious about your publishing career! If you landed on this page by accident and you're interested in writing children's books, stop what you're doing and join SCBWI www.scbwi.org!
Before reading further, here's the most important thing you need to know: to be a good children's book writer, you need to be a avid kid lit reader first. What's on your bookshelf?
|Dream Team: Nick Healy, Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown, Jennifer Mattson, Melissa Manlove|
Important places to turn for information:
KiteTales: this is the quarterly publication put out by editor Shelly Steig with the RMC SCBWI. To access KiteTales, you must be logged in to your SCBWI account. Here you will find agent interviews and writing and/or illustrating tips. To enjoy current and past issues of Kite Tales, visit RMC.SCBWI.ORG ( https://rmc.scbwi.org/ ) Log in to your account first (access denied until you log in) and click on the side bar items called "FOR OUR MEMBERS" and then select KiteTales.
EVENTS: Also under FOR OUR MEMBERS (log into your SCBWI account first) you can follow the Good News, Contests, and Upcoming events link to find out about free events as well as fee-based workshops.
Insights: This is an online publication put out by SCBWI headquarters. Every issue of Insights features an agent or editor interview.
The Bulletin: This is a quartly publication put out by the SCBWI, you can choose to receive it via email or snail mail.
Agent Query: good place read about agents and possibly vet them. Keep in mind, this is not a fool-proof vetting source, but it's a great place to get started. Here's how they describe themself: "AgentQuery.com offers one of the largest searchable database of literary agents on the web—a treasure trove of reputable, established literary agents seeking writers just like you. And it's free (not because there's a catch, but simply because not enough things in this world are free)."
Preditors and Editors: Another online forum to vet which agents are following best practices.
@Bkshelfdetectiv (this is me, Kim Tomsic)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
"Twelve-year-old Caleb is shorter, frailer, and more protected than most kids his age. That's because he has cystic fibrosis, a diagnosis meaning lungs that fill with mucus and a shortened lifespan. Caleb tries not to let his disorder define him, but it can be hard with an overprotective mom and a perfect big brother.
Then Caleb meets Kit--a vibrant, independent, and free girl--and his world changes instantly. Kit reads Caleb's palm and tells him they are destined to become friends. She calls birds down from the sky and turns every day into an adventure. Her magic is contagious, making Caleb question the rules and order in his life. But being Kit's friend means embracing deception and danger, and soon Caleb will have to decide if his friendship with Kit is really what's best for him--or her."
—- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Thursday, August 24, 2017
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