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Crystal Kite Winners 2018


Given to fifteen 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 2018 winners for books published in 2017, 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)

7 ATE 9: THE UNTOLD STORY by Tara Lazar

















Australia, New Zealand

The Scared Book by Debra Tidball

















California, Hawaii

Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt






My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo




Internationals Other

Will You Read My Book with Me by Lawrence Schimel




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

A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb




Middle East, India, Asia

Yossi and the Monkeys by Jennifer MacLeod




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

Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus




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

This House, Once by Deborah Freedman




New York

Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel by Nancy Castaldo




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

Mouse by Zebo Ludvicek




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

If Your Monster Won’t Go to Bed by Denise Vega




Texas, Oklahoma

The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson




UK, Ireland

Mold and the Poison Plot by Lorraine Gregory




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

The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken