Free Samples of SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards

By Jason Boog Comment

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has released the winners of the Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, collecting the best kid’s books from around the globe.

Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all the winners. Here’s more about the awards:

The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize great books from the seventy SCBWI regions around the world. Along with the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers.

Free Samples of SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards


Neil Malherbe – The Magyar Conspiracy (Tafelberg Publishers)

Meg McKinlay – Ten Tiny Things (Illustrated by Kyle Hughes-Odgers) (Fremantle Press)

Katherine Applegate – The One and Only Ivan (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Southeast (Florida/Georgia/South Carolina/North Carolina/Alabama/Mississippi)
Augusta Scattergood – Glory Be (Scholastic)

Mid-South (Kansas/Louisiana/Arkansas/Tennessee/Kentucky/Missouri)
Sharon Cameron – The Dark Unwinding (Scholastic)

Middle East/India/Asia
Benjamin Martin – Samurai Awakening (Tuttle Publishing)

Midwest (Minnesota/Iowa/Nebraska/Wisconsin/Illinois/Michigan/Indiana/Ohio)
Aaron Reynolds – Creepy Carrots (Illustrated by Peter Brown) (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)

Southwest (Nevada/Arizona/Utah/Colorado/Wyoming/New Mexico)
Jean Reagan – How to Baby Sit A Grandpa (Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books)

New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
Jo Knowles – See You At Harry’s (Candlewick Press)

New York
Kate Messner – Capture the Flag (Scholastic)

Atlantic (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey/Wash DC/Virginia/West Virginia/Maryland)
Ame Dyckman – BOY + BOT (Illustrated by Dan Yaccarino) (Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books)

Lynne Kelly – Chained (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.)

The Americas (Canada/Mexico/Central & South America)
Jennifer Lanthier – The Stamp Collector (Fitzhenry and Whiteside)

Dave Cousins – Fifteen Days without a Head (Oxford University Press)

West (Washington/Oregon/Alaska/Idaho/Montana/North Dakota/South Dakota)
Kim Baker – Pickle (Illustrated by Tim Probert) (Roaring Brook Press (Macmillan Publishers)