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The Golden Kite Awards


Awarded by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Golden Kite Awards, are given annually to recognize excellence in children's literature. Prizes are awarded in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration.

For more information see: The Golden Kite Awards website



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Year Category Book Title SCBWI Member
2013 Fiction Award Book
  Nonfiction Award Book
  Picture Book Text Award Book
  Picture Book - Illustration Award Book
2012 Fiction Award Book
  Nonfiction Award Book
  Picture Book Text Award Book
  Picture Book - Illustration Award Book
2011 Fiction Award Book Turtle in Paradise Jennifer Holm
  Honor Book Mockingbird Kathryn Erskine
  Nonfiction Award Book The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie Tanya Lee Stone
  Honor Book Fort Mose Glennette Tilley Turner
  Picture Book Text Award Book Big Red Lollipop Rukhsana Khan
  Honor Book Interrupting Chicken David Ezra Stein
  Picture Book - Illustration Award Book Pocketful of Posies Salley Mavor
  Honor Book Bunny Days Tao Nyeu
2010 Fiction Award Book Sea of the Dead Julia Durango
  Honor Book Neil Armstrong is My Uncle Nan Marino
  Nonfiction Award Book Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song Ashley Bryan
  Honor Book Ernest Hemingway: A Writer's Life Catherine Reef
  Picture Book Text Award Book The Longest Night Marion Dane Bauer, illustrated by Ted Lewin
  Honor Book Bella & Bean Rebecca Kai Dotlich illustrated by Aileen Leijten
  Picture Book - Illustration Award Book Gracias Thanks illustrated by John Parra, written by Pat Mora
  Honor Book Bad News for Outlaws illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
2009 Fiction Award Book Down Sand Mountain Steve Watkins
  Honor Book The Adoration of Jenna Fox Mary E. Pearson
  Nonfiction Award Book A Life in the Wild Pamela S. Turner
  Honor Book The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, And Black Holes Ellen Jackson
  Picture Book Text Award Book A Visitor for Bear Bonny Brecker
  Honor Book Before John was a Jazz Giant Carole Boston Weatherford
Illustrated by Sean Qualls
  Picture Book - Illustration Award Book Last Night Hyewon Yum
  Honor Book I Love My New Toy Mo Willems
2008 Fiction Award Book Home of The Brave Katherine Applegate
  Honor Book Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out Of A Tree Lauran Tarshis
  Nonfiction Award Book Muckrakers Ann Bausum
  Honor Book 1607: A New Look At Jamestown Karen Lange
  Picture Book Text Award Book Pierre In Love Sara Pennypacker
(illus. Petra Mathers)
  Honor Book The End David LaRochelle
(illus. Richard Egielski)
  Picture Book - Illustration Award Book Little Night Yuyi Morales
  Honor Book Who Put The B In Ballyhoo? Carlyn Beccia
2007 Fiction Award Book Firegirl Tony Abbott
  Honor Book Wings William Loizeaux
  Nonfiction Award Book The Adventures Of Marco Polo Russell Freedman
  Honor Book Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon Catherine Thimmesh
  Picture Book Text Award Book Jazz Walter Dean Myers
(illus. Christopher Myers)
  Honor Book Dear Mr. Rosenwald Carole Boston Weatherford
(illus. R. Gregory Christie)
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Not Afraid Of Dogs Larry Day
(author Susanna Pitzer )
  Honor Book Hippo! No, Rhino! Jeff Newman
2006 Fiction Award Book A Room On Lorelei Street Mary E. Pearson
  Honor Book Each Little Bird That Sings Deborah Wiles
  Nonfiction Award Book Children Of The Great Depression Russell Freedman
  Honor Book The Forbidden Schoolhouse: The True And Dramatic Story Of Prudence Crandall And Her Students Suzanne Jurmain
  Picture Book Text Award Book Doņa Flor Pat Mora
(illus. Raul Colón)
  Honor Book Grandmama's Pride Becky Birtha
(illus. Colin Bootman)
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Baby Bear's Chairs Melissa Sweet
(author Jane Yolen)
  Honor Book Cinderella Barbara McClintock
2005 Fiction Award Book Bucking The Sarge Christopher Paul Curtis
  Honor Book The Gift Moves Steve Lyon
  Nonfiction Award Book Dust To Eat: Drought And Depression In The 1930s Michael L. Cooper
  Honor Book The Power Of One: Daisy Bates And The Little Rock Nine Judith Bloom Fradin & Dennis Fradin
  Picture Book Text Award Book Apples To Oregon Deborah Hopkinson
(illus. Nancy Carpenter)
  Honor Book Hachiko: The True Story Of A Loyal Dog Pamela S. Turner
(illus. Yan Nascimbene)
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book The Mysterious Collection Of Dr. David Harleyson Jean Cassels
  Honor Book When I Heard The Learn'd Astronomer Loren Long
(author Walt Whitman)
2004 Fiction Award Book Milkweed Jerry Spinelli
  Honor Book Breath Donna Jo Napoli
  Nonfiction Award Book Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer Robert Byrd
  Honor Book After The Last Dog Died: The True-Life, Hair-Raising Adventure Of Douglas Mawson And His 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition Carmen Bredeson
  Picture Book Text Award Book The Dirty Cowboy Amy Timberlake
(illus. Adam Rex)
  Honor Book On Sand Island Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(illus. David A. Johnson)
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book I Dream Of Trains Loren Long
(author Angela Johnson)
  Honor Book Just A Minute Yuyi Morales
2003 Fiction Award Book Fresh Girl Jaïra Placide
  Honor Book Shaper Jessie Haas
  Nonfiction Award Book This Land Was Made For You And Me: The Life And Songs Of Woody Guthrie Elizabeth Partridge
  Honor Book Ansel Adams: America's Photographer Beverly Gherman
  Picture Book Text Award Book George Hogglesberry, Grade School Alien Sarah Wilson
(illus. Chad Cameron)
  Honor Book Stars In The Darkness Barbara Joosse
(illus. R. Gregory Christie)
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Mrs. Biddlebox Marla Frazee
(author Linda Smith)
  Honor Book Sailor Moo, Cow At Sea Ponder Goembel
(author Lisa Wheeler)
2002 Fiction Award Book True Believer Virginia Euwer Wolff
  Honor Book The Life History Of A Star Kelly Easton
  Nonfiction Award Book Black Potatoes: The Story Of The Great Irish Famine Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  Honor Book John & Abigail Adams: An American Love Story Judith St. George
  Picture Book Text Award Book The Shoe Tree Of Chagrin J. Patrick Lewis
(illus. Chris Sheban)
  Honor Book Bluebird Summer Deborah Hopkinson
(illus. Bethanne Andersen)
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book The Lamp, The Ice, And The Boat Called Fish Beth Krommes (author Jacqueline Briggs Martin)
  Honor Book Castles, Caves And Honeycombs Lauren Stringer  
(author Linda Ashman)
2001 Fiction Award Book The Boxer Kathleen Karr
  Honor Book Nory Ryan's Song Patricia Reilly Giff
  Nonfiction Award Book Darkness Over Denmark Ellen Levine
  Honor Book Fireflies In The Dark: The Story Of Friedl Dicker-Brandeis And The Children Of Terezin Susan Goldman Rubin
  Picture Book Text Award Book River Friendly, River Wild Jane Kurtz 
(illus. Neil Brennan)
  Honor Book Momma, Where Are You From? Marie Bradby
(illus. Chris K. Soenpiet)
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book The Rain Came Down David Shannon 
  Honor Book The King & The Three Thieves Kristen Balouch 
2000 Fiction Award Book Speak Laurie Halse Anderson
  Honor Book Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
  Nonfiction Award Book Space Station Science: Life In Free Fall Marianne J. Dyson
  Honor Book Ice Story: Shackleton's Lost Expedition Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
  Picture Book Text Award Book A Band Of Angels Deborah Hopkinson
  Honor Book The Babe & I David Adler
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza Amy Walrod
  Honor Book Red Berry Wool Tim Coffey
1999 Fiction Award Book Rules Of The Road Joan Bauer
  Honor Book Whirligig Paul Fleischman
  Nonfiction Award Book Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life Russell Freedman
  Honor Book Restless Spirit: The Life And Work Of Dorothea Lange Elizabeth Partridge
  Picture Book Text Award Book Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems Kristine O'Connell George
  Honor Book Zelda And Ivy Laura McGee Kvasnosky
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Snow Uri Shulevitz
  Honor Book Zelda And Ivy Laura McGee Kvasnosky
1998 Fiction Award Book Stones In Water Donna Jo Napoli
  Honor Book Seedfolks Paul Fleischman
  Nonfiction Award Book Carmine's Story: A Book About A Boy Living With AIDS Arlene Schulman
  Honor Book With Heroic Truth: The Life Of Edward R. Murrow Norman H. Finkelstein
  Picture Book Text Award Book The Paper Dragon Marguerite W. Davol
  Honor Book December Eve Bunting
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book The Paper Dragon Robert Sabuda
  Honor Book To Market, To Market Janet Stevens
1997 Fiction Award Book The Moorchild Eloise McGraw
  Honor Book The Music Of Dolphins Karen Hesse
  Nonfiction Award Book Small Steps Peg Kehret
  Honor Book Growing Up In Coal Country Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  Picture Book Text Award Book Saving Sweetness Diane Stanley
  Honor Book Leah's Pony Elizabeth Friedrich
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Market Day Holly Berry
  Honor Book Minty Jerry Pinkney
1996 Fiction Award Book The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963 Christopher Paul Curtis
  Honor Book Been To Yesterdays Lee Bennett Hopkins
  Nonfiction Award Book Abigail Adams Natalie S. Bober
  Honor Book One More River To Cross Walter Dean Myers
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Fairy Wings Dennis Nolan and Lauren Mills
  Honor Book The Loyal Cat Aki Sogabe
1995 Fiction Award Book Catherine, Called Birdy Karen Cushman
  Honor Book The Ear, The Eye And The Arm Nancy Farmer
  Nonfiction Award Book Kids At Work: Lewis Hine And The Crusade Against Child Labor Russell Freedman
  Honor Book Shadow Catcher: The Life and Work Of Edward S. Curtis Laurie Lawlor
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Big Fat Hen Keith Baker
  Honor Book The Christmas Alphabet Robert Sabuda
1994 Fiction Award Book Make Lemonade Virginia Euwer Wolff
  Honor Book Owl In Love Patrice Kindl
  Nonfiction Award Book Eleanor Roosevelt Russell Freedman
  Honor Book Lives Of The Musicians Kathleen Krull
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book By The Light Of The Halloween Moon Kevin Hawkes
  Honor Book Santa Calls William Joyce
1993 Fiction Award Book Letters From A Slave Girl Mary E. Lyons
  Honor Book Steal Away Jennifer Armstrong
  Nonfiction Award Book The Long Road To Gettysburg Jim Murphy
  Honor Book An Indian Winter Russell Freedman
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco
  Honor Book The Fortune Tellers Trina Schart Hyman
1992 Fiction Award Book The Rain Catchers Jean Thesman
  Honor Book The Borning Room Paul Fleishman
  Nonfiction Award Book The Wright Brothers Russell Freedman
  Honor Book Now Is Your Time! Walter Dean Myers
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Mama, Do You Love Me? Barbara Lavallee
  Honor Book Where Does The Trail Lead? Brian Pinkney
1991 Fiction Award Book The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle Avi
  Honor Book Everywhere Bruce Brooks
  Nonfiction Award Book The Boys' War Jim Murphy
  Honor Book Franklin Delano Roosevelt Russell Freedman
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Home Place Jerry Pinkney
  Honor Book Dinosaur Dream Dennis Nolan
1990 Fiction Award Book Jenny Of The Tetons Kristiana Gregory
  Honor Book Children Of The River Linda Crew
  Nonfiction Award Book Panama Canal: Gateway To The World Judith St. George
  Honor Book Bill Peet: An Autobiography Bill Peet
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Tom Thumb Richard Jesse Watson
  Honor Book Bill Peet: An Autobiography Bill Peet
1989 Fiction Award Book Borrowed Children George Ella Lyon
  Honor Book The Reluctant God Pamela F. Service
  Nonfiction Award Book Let There Be Light James Cross Giblin
  Honor Book Buffalo Hunt Russell Freedman
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Forest Of Dreams Susan Jeffers
  Honor Book Canterbury Tales Trina Schart Hyman
1988 Fiction Award Book Rabble Starkey Lois Lowry
  Honor Book The Great Dimpole Oak Janet Taylor Lisle
  Nonfiction Award Book Incredible Journey Of Lewis And Clark Rhoda Blumberg
  Honor Book Lincoln: A Photobiography Russell Freedman
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book The Devil & Mother Crump Arnold Lobel
  Honor Book What The Mailman Brought Tomie dePaola
1987 Fiction Award Book After The Dancing Days Margaret Rostkowski
  Honor Book The Solitary Lynn Hall
  Nonfiction Award Book Poverty In America Milton Meltzer
  Honor Book Peter The Great Diane Stanley
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Alphabatics Suse MacDonald
  Honor Book Juma And The Magic Jinn Charles Mikolaycak
1986 Fiction Award Book Sarah, Plain And Tall Patricia MacLachlan
  Honor Book Prairie Songs Pam Conrad
  Nonfiction Award Book Commodore Perry In The Land Of The Shogun Rhoda Blumberg
  Honor Book The Mount Rushmore Story Judith St. George
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book The Donkey's Dream Barbara Helen Berger
1985 Fiction Award Book Tancy Belinda Hurmence
  Honor Book Circle Of Giving Ellen Howard
  Nonfiction Award Book Walls: Defenses Throughout History James Cross Giblin
  Honor Book How You Were Born Joanna Cole
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Little Red Riding Hood Don Wood
1984 Fiction Award Book The Tempering Gloria Skurzynski
  Honor Book The Path Of The Pale Horse Paul Fleischman
  Nonfiction Award Book The Illustrated Dinosaur Dictionary Helen Roney Sattler
  Honor Book Pets Without Homes Caroline Arnold
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Little Red Riding Hood Trina Schart Hyman
1983 Fiction Award Book Ralph S. Mouse Beverly Cleary
  Honor Book Class Dismissed Mel Glenn
  Nonfiction Award Book Chimney Sweeps James Cross Giblin
  Honor Book The Brooklyn Bridge Judith St. George
  Picture Book Illustration Award Book Giorgio's Village Tomie de Paola
1982 Fiction Award Book Little, Little M.E. Kerr
  Honor Book A Visit To William Blake's Inn Nancy Willard
  Nonfiction Award Book Blissymbolics Elizabeth Helfman
  Honor Book Dinosaurs Of North America Helen Roney Sattler
1981 Fiction Award Book Arthur, For The Very First Time Patricia MacLachlan
  Honor Book The Half-A-Moon Inn Paul Fleischman
  Nonfiction Award Book The Lives Of Spiders Dororthy Hinshaw Patent
  Honor Book Finding Your First Job Sue Alexander
1980 Fiction Award Book The Magic Of The Glits Carole S. Adler
  Honor Book Cross Country Cat Mary Calhoun
  Nonfiction Award Book Runaway Teens Arnold Madison
  Honor Book America's Endangered Birds Robert McClung
1979 Fiction Award Book And You Give Me A Pain, Elaine Stella Pevsner
  Honor Book The Devil In Vienna Doris Orgel
  Nonfiction Award Book How I Came To Be A Writer Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  Honor Book Bionic Parts For People Gloria Skurzynski
1978 Fiction Award Book The Girl Who Had No Name Bernice Rabe
  Honor Book Foster Child Marion Dane Bauer
  Nonfiction Award Book Peeper, First Voice Of Spring Robert McClung
  Honor Book Evolution Goes On Every Day Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
1977 Award Book One More Flight Eve Bunting
  Honor Books Growing Anyway Up Florence Parry Heide
    The Moon Ribbon Jane Yolen
1976 Award Book The Garden Is Doing Fine Carol Farley
  Honor Books The Transfigured Hart Jane Yolen
    Naomi Bernice Rabe
1975 Award Book The Girl Who Cried Flowers Jane Yolen
  Honor Books The Way Things Are Myra Cohn Livingston
    Meaning Well Sheila Cole
1974 Award Book Summer Of My German Soldier Bette Green
  Honor Books Red Rock Over The River Patricia Beatty
    Mcbroom The Rainmaker Sid Fleischman