2014 Golden Kite Winners

The SCBWI is pleased to reveal the winners of the prestigious Golden Kite and Sid Fleischman Awards, given annually to children’s books published in the preceding year. The Golden Kite Awards, given annually to recognize excellence in children’s literature in the previous calendar year by an SCBWI member in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.

Named for the late Newbery-winner Sid Fleischman, the SCBWI offers this eponymous award to authors whose work exemplifies excellence in the genre of humor, a category so often overlooked by other award committees in children’s literature.

The Golden Kite Awards and the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor will be presented to the winners at the Golen Kite Luncheon during SCBWI’s 43nd Annual Conference on Writing and Illustrating for Children, taking place in Los Angeles, California, from August 1-4, 2014.  An Honor Book plaque is also awarded in each category. 

Picture Book Text Winner:
Pat Zietlow Miller
(Random House)
Picture Book Text Honor:
Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
(Clarion Books)  

Picture Book Illustration Winner:
Peter Brown
(Little, Brown)
Picture Book Illustration Honor:
Yuyi Morales
(Roaring Brook Press)
Fiction Winner:
Tim Federle
(Simon and Schuster)
Fiction Honor:
Elizabeth Wein
Nonfiction Winner:
David Meissner
(Boyd Mills Press)
Nonfiction Honor:
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Pamela Turner
(Houghton Mifflin)


Sid Fleischman Humor Award:

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Bill Konigsberg
(Arthur A. Levine Books)

More information about the Golden Kite Awards