One Writer’s Journey

June 4, 2018

Crystal Kite Awards Named

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On Friday I saw the SCBWI announcement of the winners of the 2018 Crystal Kite Awards.  These awards are given to 15 books voted the best by our writing and illustrating peers.  Why 15?  The membership of the SCBWI is divided into 15 voting districts for the purpose of these awards.

Without further ado, the winners are (leading with the region in which I live):

Mid South Division (Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana): A Dog Like Daisy by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb


Atlantic (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Wash DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland): 7 ATE 9: THE UNTOLD STORY by Tara Lazar










Australia, New ZealandThe Scared Book by Debra Tidball










California, Hawaii: Lost Boys by Darcey Rosenblatt

CanadaMy Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo

Internationals OtherWill You Read My Book with Me by Lawrence Schimel

Middle East, India, AsiaYossi 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 YorkBeastly 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, OklahomaThe Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson

UK, IrelandMold 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

Congratulations to all of the lucky winners and now, if you will excuse me, I’m off to request books from the library!


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