SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Crystal Kite Winners 2019

 

Given to books that represent excellence in the field of children’s literature, the Crystal Kites Awards are peer-selected, voted on by SCBWI members from local regions. Congratulations to our wonderful 2019 winners for books published in 2018, listed here by regional division. 

For more information about submitting to the Crystal Kites, go to the official award description page here

 

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

Hawk Rising by Maria Gianferrari; illustrated by Brian Floca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Australia, New Zealand

At The End of Holyrood Lane by Dimity Powell; illustrated by Nicky Johnston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California, Hawaii

She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lynn Fulton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

The Outlaw by Nancy Vo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Europe, Latin America, Africa

The Night Lion by Sanne Dufft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid South Division (Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana)

A Hippy-Hoppy Toad by Peggy Archer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle East, India, Asia

The Clever Tailor by Srividhya Venkat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Eyes on Alexandra by Anna Levine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mid West Division (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio)

The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York

Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott  by Dee Romito; illustrated by Laura Freeman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South East Division (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama

Evangeline of the Bayou by Jan Eldredge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

South West Division (Nevada, Arizona, Utah, southern Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico)

The 11:11 Wish by Kim Tomsic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Texas, Oklahoma

The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast by Samantha Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UK, Ireland

Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Division (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota)

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse by Marcy Campbell illustrated by Corinna Luyken