Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2015 Crystal Kite Winners

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Atlantic (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey/Wash DC/Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland)

 Yvonne Ventresca Pandemic (Sky Pony Press) Pandemic-cover-original

Australia/New Zealand

HFN-cover-low-res-original  Karen Blair, written by Raewyn Caisley  – Hello From  Nowhere (Penguin Books Australia)



BOB-Cover-original  Connie Goldsmith Bombs Over Bikini: The World’s First Nuclear Disaster (Lerner Publishing Group/Twenty-First Century Books)



 Bog-cover-web1-originalKaren KrossingBog (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)


International Other

 A-Dance-Like-Starlight-cover-originalKristy Dempsey, illustrated by Floyd Cooper – A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream  (Philomel Books)


Mid-South (Kansas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Tennessee/Kentucky/Missouri/Mississippi)

Faking-Normal-HChighres-original  Courtney StevensFaking Normal (HarperTeen) 





Mid-South (Kansas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Tennessee/Kentucky/Missouri/Mississippi)


  Laura Roach DragonHurricane Boy (Pelican Publishing)


Middle East/India/Asia

petupumpkintoothtroubles_hirescover1-original  Arundhati VenkateshPetu Pumpkin: Tooth Troubles  (Duckbill Books)

Midwest (Minnesota/Iowa/Nebraska/Wisconsin/Illinois/Michigan/Indiana/Ohio)

IAmCowHereMeMoo-1-original  Jill Esbaum, illustrated by Gus Gordon – I am Cow, Hear Me Moo (Dial Books)

New England (Maine/Vermont/New Hampshire/Connecticut/Massachusetts/Rhode Island)

Layout 1  Melissa Stewart, illustrated by Sarah Brannen – Feathers: Not Just for Flying (Charlesbridge)

New York

cover-original  Nancy CastaldoSniffer Dogs: How Dogs (And Their Noses) are Saving The World (HMH)

Southeast (Florida/Georgia/South Carolina/North Carolina/Alabama)

Just a drop  Kerry Cerra, illustrated by Katy Betz – Just a Drop of Water (Sky Pony Press)

Southwest (Nevada/Arizona/Utah/Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico)

All four stars  Tara DairmanAll Four Stars (Puffin Books)



Bollywood  Varsha BajajAbby Spencer Goes to Bollywood (Albert Whitman & Company)



year of the rat  Claire FurnissThe Year of the Rat (Margaret K. McElderry Books)

West (Washington/Oregon/Alaska/Idaho/Montana/North Dakota/South Dakota)

changemaker  Laurie Ann Thompson Be a Change Maker: How to Start Something That Matters   (Simon Pulse)