Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

WIP Winners 2015

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators congratulates the winners of the 2015 Work-In-Progress Grants.


Young Adult Fiction: Twisted by Erin Stewart

In a futuristic world, sixteen-year-old Rose discovers that her genetic code was switched at birth, and must decide whether her own free will or her DNA will define who she is.


Nonfiction: Tomboy: The Daring Life of Blanche Stuart Scott by Donna Janell Bowman

Follow the adventurous life of the first female pilot, making history on wheels and on wings.


Multicultural Fiction or Nonfiction: Walking on a Tightrope by Suma Subramaniam

After losing her family in the South Asian tsunami, eleven-year-old Mayili is imprisoned by child traffickers and must use her tightrope walking skills to escape.


Picture Book Text: Toad in the Road by Peggy Archer

Come along with Toad on his whimsical adventure with its rhythmic, infectious (rollicking) language, sure to delight young children.


Middle Grade Fiction: Chasing Gold by Beth Cahn

In 1911 a young boy must contend with the stereotypes of Chinese immigrants after the California Gold Rush.


Chapter Books/Early Fiction: Haunted Key Mystery: Help! I’m Haunted

by Lorrie-Ann Melnick

In this swashbuckling mystery, Kat, her newfound cat, Tuna, and her frenemy Rebecca must rid themselves of a ghost thief.


Don Freeman Illustration Grant:


Published Award: Jacob Grant

Pre-published Award: Corinna Luyken


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