SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Past Crystal Kite Winners

Click on the year to view the winning books.

 

2014

 
 
Atlantic
Kit Grindstaff
The Flame in the Mist
 
 
 
Australia/New Zealand
AJ Betts
Zac and Mia
 
 
 
California/Hawaii
Alexis O'Neill (Author)
Terry Widener (Illustrator)
The Kite That Bridged Two Nations
Canada
Helene Boudreau
I Dare You Not to Yawn
 
Lisa Dalrymple (Author)
Suzanne Del Rizzo (Illustrator)
Skink on the Brink
Internationals/Other
Lenore Applehans (Author)
Daniel Jennewein (Illustrator)
Chick-o-Saurus Rex
 
 
 
Mid-South
Kristen Tubb
The 13th Sign
 
 
 
 
 
Middle East/India/Asia
Natasha Sharma (Author)
Deepti Sunder (Illustrator)
Bonkers!
 
Midwest
Pat Zietlow Miller
Sophie's Squash
New England
Deborah Freedman
The Story of Fish and Snail
New York
Samantha Berger (Author)
Dan Santat (Illustrator)
Crankenstein
Southeast
Shannon Hitchcock 
The Ballad of Jessie Pearl
Southwest
Molly Idle
Tea Rex
 
Texas/Oklahoma
Doris Fisher (Author)
Julie Dupre Buckner (Illustrator)
Army Camels: Ships of the Desert
 
 
UK/Ireland
Candy Gourley
Shine
 
 
 
 
West
Nina Laden (Author)
Renata Liwska
Once Upon a Memor
 
 

2013

Africa
Neil Malherbe
The Magyar Conspiracy
 
Australia/New Zealand 
Meg McKinlay (Author)
Kyle Hughes-Odgers (Illustrator)
 
California/Hawaii
Katherine Applegate 
The One and Only Ivan
 
Southeast   
Augusta Scattergood
Glory Be 
   
Mid-South
Sharon Cameron
The Dark Unwinding
 
Middle East/India/Asia
Benjamin Martin 
Samurai Awakening 
 
Midwest
Aaron Reynolds (Author) 
Peter Brown (Illustrator)
Creepy Carrots  
 
Southwest
Jean Reagan
How to Babysit a Grandpa 
 
 
New England
Jo Knowles
See You At Harry's
 
 
New York
Kate Messner
Capture the Flag
 
 
Atlantic
Ame Dyckman (Author)
Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
BOY + BOT
 
Texas/OK
Lynne Kelly
Chained  
 
 
Americas
Jennifer Lanthier 
The Stamp Collector  
 
UK/Europe
Dave Cousins
Fifteen Days without a Head  
 
West
Kim Baker (Author)
Tim Probert (Illustrator)
Pickle
 

2012

Africa
Finding Aunt Joan
By Jenny Hatton and Joan Rankin
 
 
Australia/New Zealand 
The Last Viking 
By Norman Jorgensen
Illustrated by James Foley
 
California/Hawaii
Won Ton–A Cat Tale Told in Haiku
By Lee Wardlaw
Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
 
Southeast   
Cleopatra's Moon
By Vicky Alvear Shecter 
   
Mid-South
Between Shades of Gray
By Ruta Sepetys
 
Middle East/India/Asia
Orchards 
By Holly Thompson
 
Midwest
Bluefish 
By Pat Schmatz
 
Southwest
Black & White
By Larry Brimmer
 
New England
Pearl
By Jo Knowles
 
New York
Thelonious Mouse
By Orel Protopopescu
 
Atlantic
The Absolute Value of Mike
By Kathryn Erskine
 
Texas/OK
MINE!
By Patrice Barton
 
Americas
Witchlanders 
By Lena Coakley
UK/Europe
Dark Parties
By Sara Grant
West
The Friendship Doll 
By Kirby Larson

 

2011

Africa
Maja Sereda
A Kite's Flight
Australia/New Zealand 
Claire M. Saxby
There Was an Old Sailor 
California/Hawaii
Deborah Underwood
The Quiet Book
 
Southeast           
Jo S. Kittinger 
Rosa’s Bus: The Ride to Civil Rights
 
Mid-South
Kristin O'Donnell Tubb 
Selling Hope
 
Middle East/India/Asia
Monika Schröder
Saraswati's Way
 
Midwest
Ann M. Angel 
Janis Joplin Rise Up Singing
 
Southwest
Sydney Salter Husseman  
Swoon At Your Own Risk
 
New England
Brian Lies
Bats at the Ballgame
 
New York
Kate Messner 
Sugar and Ice
 
Atlantic
Kathryn D. Erskine
Mockingbird 
 
Texas/OK
Tammi Sauer 
Mostly Monsterly
 
Americas
Marsha Skrypuch 
Stolen Child
 
UK/Europe
Candy Gourlay 
Tall Story
 
West
Bonny J. Becker
A Bedtime for Bear