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SCBWI Announces Crystal Kite Awards


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

















The Outlaw by Nancy Vo
















Internationals Other

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 Corinna Luyken