SCBWI Crystal Kite Award

Given by Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)

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The annual Crystal Kite Award is a peer-given award to recognize great books from 15 Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) regional divisions around the world. mostrar mais


1. You must be a current member before submissions open to nominate your book.

2. Nominated books must be a PAL book first published within the previous calendar year. Click here for more information on PAL publishers.

3. Self-Published books cannot be nominated.

US Divisions
· California, Hawaii
· West (Washington, Northern Idaho, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota)
· Southwest (Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Southern Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico)
· Midwest (Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio)
· New England (Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire. Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
· New York
· Texas, Oklahoma
· Atlantic (Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, Washington DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland)
· Mid-South (Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana)
· Southeast (Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama)

International Divisions
· UK, Ireland
· Middle East, India, Asia
· Canada
· Australia, New Zealand
· Other International
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Todos, 2024 (16), 2023 (14), 2022 (15), 2021 (15), 2020 (14), 2019 (15), 2018 (14), 2017 (15), 2016 (14), 2015 (16), 2014 (15), 2013 (15), 2012 (15), 2011 (15), 2003 (1)
Hanukkah Upside Down de Elissa Brent Weissman
International: Australia/New Zealand2024
Deep, Deep Down: The Secret Underwater Poetry of the Mariana Trench de Lydia Lukidis
International: Canada2024
Lucky Me de Lawrence Schimel
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2024
The Light Within You de Namita Moolani Mehra
International: Middle East/India/Asia2024
Windows to the World de bianchiclarkalice
International: UK/Ireland2024
A Stone Is a Story de Leslie Barnard Booth
International: West2024
Woven of the World de Katey Howes
US: Atlantic2024
A River of Dust: The Life-Giving Link Between North Africa and the Amazon de Jilanne Hoffmann
US: California/Hawaii2024
Creep, Leap, Crunch! A Food Chain Story de Jody Shaffer Jensen
US: Midsouth2024
Willow and Bunny de Anitra Rowe Schulte
US: Midwest2024
Wombats Are Pretty Weird: A (Not So) Serious Guide de Abi Cushman
US: New England2024
Big de Vashti Harrison
US: New York2024
I Ship: A Container Ship's Colossal Journey de Kelly Rice Schmitt
US: Southeast2024
Song After Song: The Musical Life of Julie Andrews de Julie Hedlund
US: Southwest2024
Glitter Everywhere!: Where it Came From, Where It's Found & Where It's Going de Chris Barton
US: Texas/Oklahoma2024
Animals in Surprising Shades: Poems About Earth's Colorful Creatures de Susan Johnston Taylor
US: Texas/Oklahoma2024
Bev and Kev de Katrina Germein
International: Australia/New Zealand2023
One Tiny Bubble: The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor de Karen Krossing
International: Canada2023
Shoham's Bangle de Sarah Sassoon
International: Middle East/India/Asia2023
Bailey and Blanket de Emily House
International: Other2023
Call Me Lion de Camilla Chester
International: UK/Ireland2023
Mushroom Rain de Laura K. Zimmermann
US: Atlantic2023
Leo Lea de Monica Wesolowska
US: California/Hawaii2023
Big and Small and In-Between de Carter Higgins
US: Midsouth2023
Bathe the Cat de Alice B. McGinty
US: Midwest2023
That Egg Is Mine!: A Silly Story about Sharing (Duck and Cluck) de Liz Goulet Dubois
US: New England2023
Moon Tree de Carolyn Fraiser
US: Southeast2023
Dark on Light de Dianne White
US: Southwest2023
Baa, Baa Tap Sheep de Kenda Henthorn
US: Texas/Oklahoma2023
Namaste Is a Greeting de Suma Subramaniam
US: West2023
Heroes of the Secret Underground de Susanne Gervay
International: Australia/New Zealand2022
Tough Like Mum de Lana Button
International: Canada2022
The Stuff Between the Stars: How Vera Rubin Discovered Most of the Universe de Sandra Nickel
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2022
Temple Alley Summer de Sachiko Kashiwaba
International: Middle East/India/Asia2022
The Bear and Her Book de Frances Tosdevin
International: UK/Ireland2022
A Place to Hang the Moon de Kate Albus
US: Atlantic2022
Hello, Star de Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic
US: California/Hawaii2022
I'll Meet You in Your Dreams de Jessica Young
US: Midsouth2022
Headstrong Hallie!: The story of Hallie Morse Daggett, the First Female "Fire Guard" de Aimée Bissonette
US: Midwest2022
Red, White, and Whole de Rajani LaRocca
US: New England2022
Dumplings for Lili de Melissa Iwai
US: New York2022
The Longest Letsgoboy de Derick Wilder
US: Southeast2022
Watercress de Andrea Wang
US: Southwest2022
Dark and Shallow Lies de Ginny Myers Sain
US: Texas/Oklahoma2022
The Last Cuentista de Donna Barba Higuera
US: West2022
How To Make A Bird de Meg McKinlay
International: Australia/New Zealand2021
Night Walk de Sara O'Leary
International: Canada2021
The Hungry Ghost de H. S. Norup
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2021
The Last Garden de Rachel Ip
International: Middle East/India/Asia2021
Boy, Everywhere de A. M. Dassu
International: UK/Ireland2021
Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away de Meg Medina
US: Atlantic2021
Efren Divided de Ernesto Cisneros
US: California/Hawaii2021
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read de Rita Lorraine Hubbard
US: Midsouth2021
Old Rock (is not boring) de Deb Pilutti
US: Midwest2021
Let's Dance! de Valerie Bolling
US: New England2021
The Boy and the Gorilla de Jackie Azua Kramer
US: New York2021
The Little Blue Cottage de Kelly Jordan
US: Southeast2021
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel de Fleur Bradley
US: Southwest2021
Dusk Explorers de Lindsay Leslie
US: Texas/Oklahoma2021
The Starkeeper de Faith Pray
US: West2021
Catch a Falling Star de Meg McKinlay
International: Australia/New Zealand2020
Small World de Ishta Mercurio
International: Canada2020
Indigo Girl de Suzanne Kamata
International: Middle East/India/Asia2020
The Tide de Clare Helen Welsh
International: UK/Ireland2020
Hedy Lamarr's Double Life: Hollywood Legend and Brilliant Inventor de Laurie Wallmark
US: Atlantic2020
The Downstairs Girl de Stacey Lee
US: California/Hawaii2020
Poetree de Shauna LaVoy Reynolds
US: Midsouth2020
Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines de Sarah Aronson
US: Midwest2020
The Bridge Home de Padma Venkatraman
US: New England2020
The Little Green Girl de Lisa Anchin
US: New York2020
The Boy Who Grew a Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng de Sophia Gholz
US: Southeast2020
Truman de Jean Reidy
US: Southwest2020
Her Own Two Feet: A Rwandan Girl's Brave Fight to Walk (Scholastic Focus) de Meredith Davis
US: Texas/Oklahoma2020
Ghost Cat de Kevan Atteberry
US: West2020
At the end of holyrood lane de Dimity Powell
International: Australia/New Zealand2019
The Outlaw de Nancy Vo
International: Canada2019
The Night Lion de Sanne Dufft
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2019
The Clever Tailor [Hardcover] [Jan 01, 2017] Srividhya Venkat de Srividhya Venkat
International: Middle East/India/Asia2019
Orphan Monster Spy de Matt Killeen
International: UK/Ireland2019
Hawk Rising de Maria Gianferrari
US: Atlantic2019
She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein de Lynn Fulton
US: California/Hawaii2019
A Hippy-Hoppy Toad de Peggy Archer
US: Midsouth2019
The Rabbit Listened de Cori Doerrfeld
US: Midwest2019
The Rough Patch de Brian Lies
US: New England2019
Pies from Nowhere: How Georgia Gilmore Sustained the Montgomery Bus Boycott de Dee Romito
US: New York2019
Evangeline of the Bayou de Jan Eldredge
US: Southeast2019
The 11:11 Wish de Kim Tomsic
US: Southwest2019
The Boy, the Boat, and the Beast de Samantha M. Clark
US: Texas/Oklahoma2019
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse de Marcy Campbell
US: West2019
My Beautiful Birds de Suzanne Del Rizzo
International: Canada2018
Read a Book with Me de Lawrence Schimel
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2018
Yossi and the Monkeys: A Shavuot Story de Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod
International: Middle East/India/Asia2018
Mold and the Poison Plot de Lorraine Gregory
International: UK/Ireland2018
7 Ate 9: The Untold Story de Tara Lazar
US: Atlantic2018
Lost Boys de Darcey Rosenblatt
US: California/Hawaii2018
A Dog Like Daisy de Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
US: Midsouth2018
Blue Sky White Stars de Sarvinder Naberhaus
US: Midwest2018
This House, Once de Deborah Freedman
US: New England2018
Beastly Brains: Exploring How Animals Think, Talk, and Feel de Nancy Castaldo
US: New York2018
Mouse de Zebo Ludvicek
US: Southeast2018
If Your Monster Won't Go To Bed de Denise Vega
US: Southwest2018
The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist de Cynthia Levinson
US: Texas/Oklahoma2018
The Book of Mistakes de Corinna Luyken
US: West2018
Smile Cry: Happy or sad, wailing or glad - how do you feel today? de Tania McCartney
International: Australia/New Zealand2017
Stories of the Aurora (Dot to Dot in the Sky) de Joan Marie Galat
International: Canada2017
The Magic Garden: Take a journey through the magical world of nature de Lemniscates
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2017
Somewhere Among de Annie Donwerth-Chikamatsu
International: Middle East/India/Asia2017
More of Me de Kathryn Evans
International: UK/Ireland2017
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark de Debbie Levy
US: Atlantic2017
Antsy Ansel : Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature de Cindy Jenson-Elliott
US: California/Hawaii2017
Salt to the Sea de Ruta Sepetys
US: Midsouth2017
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville de Pat Zietlow Miller
US: Midwest2017
Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine de Heather Lang
US: New England2017
Saving Kate's Flowers de Cindy Sommer
US: New York2017
Wish de Barbara O'Connor
US: Southeast2017
Space Boy and the Space Pirate de Dian Curtis Regan
US: Southwest2017
Tiny Stitches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas de Gwendolyn Hooks
US: Texas/Oklahoma2017
The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle de Janet Fox
US: West2017
A is for Australia de Frané Lessac
International: Australia/New Zealand2016
A Brush Full of Colour: The World of Ted Harrison de Margriet Ruurs
International: Canada2016
The Safest Lie de Angela Cerrito
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2016
Mind Games de Teri Terry
International: UK/Ireland2016
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine de Laurie Wallmark
US: Atlantic2016
Under a Painted Sky de Stacey Lee
US: California/Hawaii2016
Top Secret Files: World War II: Spies, Secret Missions, and Hidden Facts from World War II (Top Secret Files of History) de Stephanie Bearce
US: Midsouth2016
Wherever You Go de Pat Zietlow Miller
US: Midwest2016
Fish in a Tree de Lynda Mullaly Hunt
US: New England2016
The Truth About Twinkie Pie de Kat Yeh
US: New York2016
Outer Space Bedtime Race de Rob Sanders
US: Southeast2016
Audacity de Melanie Crowder
US: Southwest2016
Poet: The Remarkable Story of George Moses Horton de Don Tate
US: Texas/Oklahoma2016
If You Ever Want To Bring An Alligator To School, Don't! de Elise Parsley
US: West2016
Hello from nowhere de Raewyn Caisley
International: Australia/New Zealand2015
Bog de Karen Krossing
International: Canada2015
A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina’s Dream de Kristy Dempsey
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2015
Petu Pumpkin: Tooth Troubles de Arundhati Venkatesh
International: Middle East/India/Asia2015
The Year of the Rat de Clare Furniss
International: UK/Ireland2015
Pandemic de Yvonne Ventresca
US: Atlantic2015
Bombs over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster (Nonfiction - Young Adult) de Connie Goldsmith
US: California/Hawaii2015
Hurricane Boy de Laura Roach Dragon
US: Midsouth2015
Faking Normal de Courtney C. Stevens
US: Midsouth2015
I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo! de Jill Esbaum
US: Midwest2015
Feathers: Not Just for Flying de Melissa Stewart
US: New England2015
Sniffer Dogs: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World de Nancy Castaldo
US: New York2015
Just a Drop of Water de Kerry O'Malley Cerra
US: Southeast2015
All Four Stars de Tara Dairman
US: Southwest2015
Abby Spencer Goes to Bollywood de Varsha Bajaj
US: Texas/Oklahoma2015
Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters de Laurie Ann Thompson
US: West2015
Zac and Mia de A. J. Betts
International: Australia/New Zealand2014
I Dare You Not to Yawn de Helene Boudreau
International: Canada2014
Chick-o-Saurus Rex de Lenore and Daniel Jennewein
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2014
Bonkers! de Natasha Sharma
International: Middle East/India/Asia2014
Shine de Candy Gourlay
International: UK/Ireland2014
The Flame in the Mist de Kit Grindstaff
US: Atlantic2014
The Kite that Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge de Alexis O'Neill
US: California/Hawaii2014
The 13th Sign de Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
US: Midsouth2014
Sophie's Squash de Pat Zietlow Miller
US: Midwest2014
The Story of Fish and Snail de Deborah Freedman
US: New England2014
Crankenstein de Samantha Berger
US: New York2014
The Ballad of Jessie Pearl de Shannon Hitchcock
US: Southeast2014
Tea Rex de Molly Idle
US: Southwest2014
Army Camels: Texas Ships of the Desert de Doris Fisher
US: Texas/Oklahoma2014
Once Upon a Memory de Nina Laden
US: West2014
Ten tiny things de Meg McKinlay
International: Australia/New Zealand2013
The Stamp Collector de Jennifer Lanthier
International: Canada2013
The Magyar conspiracy de Neil Malherbe
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2013
Samurai Awakening de Benjamin Martin
International: Middle East/India/Asia2013
15 Days Without a Head de Dave Cousins
International: UK/Ireland2013
Boy + Bot de Ame Dyckman
US: Atlantic2013
The One and Only Ivan de Katherine Applegate
US: California/Hawaii2013
The Dark Unwinding de Sharon Cameron
US: Midsouth2013
Creepy Carrots! de Aaron Reynolds
US: Midwest2013
See You at Harry's de Jo Knowles
US: New England2013
Capture the Flag de Kate Messner
US: New York2013
Glory Be de Augusta Scattergood
US: Southeast2013
How to Babysit a Grandpa de Jean Reagan
US: Southwest2013
Chained de Lynne Kelly
US: Texas/Oklahoma2013
Pickle: The (Formerly) Anonymous Prank Club of Fountain Point Middle School de Kim Baker
US: West2013
The last Viking de Norman Jorgensen
International: Australia/New Zealand2012
Witchlanders de Lena Coakley
International: Canada2012
Finding aunt Joan de Jenny Hatton
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2012
Orchards de Holly Thompson
International: Middle East/India/Asia2012
Dark Parties de Sara Grant
International: UK/Ireland2012
The Absolute Value of Mike de Kathryn Erskine
US: Atlantic2012
Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku de Lee Wardlaw
US: California/Hawaii2012
Between Shades of Gray de Ruta Sepetys
US: Midsouth2012
Bluefish de Pat Schmatz
US: Midwest2012
Pearl de Jo Knowles
US: New England2012
Thelonious Mouse de Orel Protopopescu
US: New York2012
Cleopatra's Moon de Vicky Alvear Shecter
US: Southeast2012
Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor de Larry Dane Brimner
US: Southwest2012
Mine! de Shutta Crum
US: Texas/Oklahoma2012
The Friendship Doll de Kirby Larson
US: West2012
There Was an Old Sailor de Claire Saxby
International: Australia/New Zealand2011
Stolen Girl de Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch
International: Canada2011
A Kite's Flight de William Gumede
International: Europe/Latin America/Africa2011
Saraswati's Way de Monika Schröder
International: Middle East/India/Asia2011
Tall Story de Candy Gourlay
International: UK/Ireland2011
Mockingbird de Kathryn Erskine
US: Atlantic2011
The Quiet Book de Deborah Underwood
US: California/Hawaii2011
Selling Hope de Kristin O'Donnell Tubb
US: Midsouth2011
Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing de Ann Angel
US: Midwest2011
Sugar and Ice de Kate Messner
US: New England2011
Bats at the Ballgame de Brian Lies
US: New York2011
Rosa's Bus de Jo S. Kittinger
US: Southeast2011
Swoon at Your Own Risk de Sydney Salter
US: Southwest2011
Mostly Monsterly de Tammi Sauer
US: Texas/Oklahoma2011
A Bedtime for Bear de Bonny Becker
US: West2011
Don't Look Back: A Memoir of War, Survival, and My Journey from Sudan to America de Achut Deng
US: New York2003


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