The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) revealed the winners of the 2012 Golden Kite Awards and the winner of the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. Each winner will receive $2,500 at the Golden Kite Luncheon on August 5th.
In the fiction category, Ruta Sepetys won for her historical fiction debut, Between Shades of Gray. In the nonfiction category, Candace Fleming won for her biographical profile Amelia Lost: The Life & Disappearance of Amelia Earhart.
In the picture book text category, Kate Messner won for Over and Under the Snow. In the picture book illustration category, Melissa Sweet won for Balloons Over Broadway. Chris Rylander won the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor for his middle grade novel, The Fourth Stall.
Here’s more from the release: “The Golden Kite Awards are given each year to the most outstanding children’s books published during theprevious year, and written or illustrated by members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.Four panels of three judges each (one panel for each category, consisting of author or illustrator members ofSCBWI whose own works are that of the category being judged), award the titles they feel exhibit excellence inwriting or illustration, and that genuinely appeal to the interests and concerns of children.”