Past Golden Kite Recipients


2013

2013 WINNERS

by Joanne Rocklin
Amulet Books/Abrams
 
by Jeri Chase Ferris (Illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch)
HM for Children
 
Picture Book Text: Me and Momma and Big John
by Mara Rockliff (Illustrated by William Low)
Candlewick
 
Picture Book Illustration: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
by K. G. Campbell
Kids Can Press
 
Sid Fleischman Award for Humor Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs
by Mo Willems
HarperCollins
 
2013 HONOR RECIPIENTS
 
by Elizabeth Wein
Hyperion
 
Nonfiction: We've Got a Job 
by Cynthia Levinson
Peachtree
 
Picture Book Text: A Leaf Can Be
by Laura Purdie Salas (Illustrated by Violeta Dabija)
Millbrook
  
Picture Book Illustration: Electric Ben
by Robert Byrd
Dial
 
2012
 
2012 WINNERS
Fiction: Between Shades of Gray
By Ruta Sepetys
Philomel (Penguin Group USA)
 
NonfictionAmelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart                             
By Candace Fleming
Schwartz & Wade (Random House)
 
Picture Book TextOver and Under the Snow
By Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books
 
Picture Book Illustration:  Balloons Over Broadway
By Melissa Sweet
Houghton Mifflin
 
Sid Fleischman Award for Humor: The Fourth Stall
By Chris Rylander
HarperCollins
 
2012 HONOR RECIPIENTS
 
Fiction:  Words in the Dust
By Trent Reedy    
Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic)
 
Nonfiction: Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick Man           
By Katherine Kirkpatrick, illustrated by Emma Stevenson
Holiday House
 
Picture Book Text: These Hands
By Margaret H. Mason, illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
 
Picture Book Illustration:  Follow Me
By Tricia Tusa
Harcourt Children’s Books
 

2011

2011 WINNERS
 
FICTION: Turtle in Paradise
Jennifer Holm
Random House Books for Young Readers
 
NONFICTION: The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie
Tanya Lee Stone
Viking Juvenile
 
PICTURE BOOK TEXT: Big Red Lollipop
Rukhsana Khan
Viking Juvenile
 
PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION: A Pocket Full of Posies
Salley Mavor
Houghton Mifflin
 
2011 HONOR RECIPIENTS
 
FICTION: Mockingbird
Kathryn Erskine
Puffin
 
NONFICTION: Fort Mose
Glennette Tilley Turner
Abrams
 
PICTURE BOOK TEXT: Interrupting Chicken
David Ezra Stein
Candlewick
 
PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION: Bunny Days
Tao Nyeu
Dial
 
2010
 
2010 WINNERS
 
FICTION: Sea of the Dead
Julia Durango
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
 
NONFICTION: Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song
Ashley Bryan
Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster)
 
PICTURE BOOK TEXT: The Longest Night
Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Ted Lewin
Holiday House
 
PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION: Gracias Thanks
illustrated by John Parra, written by Pat Mora
Lee & Low Books
 
2010 HONOR RECIPIENTS
 
FICTION: Neil Armstrong is My Uncle
Nan Marino
Roaring Book Press
 
NONFICTION: Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life
Catherine Reef
Clarion Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
 
PICTURE BOOK TEXT: Bella & Bean
Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Aileen Leijten
Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster)
 
PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION: Bad News for Outlaws
illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Carolrhoda Books
 
2009
 
2009 WINNERS
 
Pamela S. Turner
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 
Picture Book Text: A Visitor for Bear
Bonny Becker
Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Candlewick Press
 
Picture Book Illustration:  Last Night  
Hyewon Yum
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 
2009 HONOR RECIPIENTS
 
Mary E. Pearson
Henry Holt & Co.
 
Ellen Jackson
Photographed & illustrated by Nic Bishop
Houghton Mifflin
 
Picture Book Text: Before John was a Jazz Giant
Carole Boston Weatherford, Illustrated by Sean Qualls
Henry Holt Books for Young Readers
 
Picture Book Illustration: I Love My New Toy
illustrated and written by Mo Willems
Hyperion