Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Breaking News! Golden Kite Winners Announced!


I'm so thrilled to have this information early! Here it is from the official press release (links and shout out added by me):

THE SOCIETY OF CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS ANNOUNCES THE
WINNERS AND HONOREES OF THE 2009 GOLDEN KITE AWARDS
The Golden Kite Award is the only award presented to children’s book authors and artists by their peers.

Winners for 2009 are:

Fiction:

DOWN SAND MOUNTAIN
by Steve Watkins
Candlewick Press

Nonfiction:

A LIFE IN THE WILD: GEORGE SCHALLER’S STRUGGLE TO
SAVE THE LAST GREAT BEASTS

by Pamela S. Turner
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Picture Book Text:

A VISITOR FOR BEAR
by OUR VERY OWN Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Candlewick Press

Picture Book Illustration:

LAST NIGHT
Illustrated and written by Hyewon Yum
Farrar, Straus and GirouxLink


Sheesh, talk about a banner year for Candlewick and FSG! And dear Bonny Becker who gave an amazing talk on revision a few weeks ago at our monthly SCBWI meeting. Bonny read a snippet of the upcoming third Mouse and Bear book at that meeting. Let me tell you, these two characters are sweet and fun and full of heart, just like Bonny and I can't wait to have the whole collection.

And how do I know about these Golden Kite Winners early you may ask? Well, a few weeks ago Alice Pope emailed me with the deal of my century. I am proud to say I'm on SCBWI TEAM BLOG for the SCBWI 2009 Summer Conference! We'll be leaking hot info (sounds bad, but it is good) on SCBWI conference news and great things like the Golden Kite Awards.

My fellow team members are:

Head Honcho and Divine Shoe Wearer: Alice Pope
Fellow Seattleite, Dear Friend and New Puppy Owner: Jolie Stekly
Hilarious and Crazy Prolific: Suzanne Young
Friend to All and Party Guy: Lee Wind
Karaoke Championess and Awesome Hair: Paula Yoo

We'll all be at the LA Conference this August and I believe our TEAM BLOG HQ is the lobby bar!

4 comments:

Suzanne Young said...

haha. We should get a mascot. I'm thinking a margarita? :-)

-karen ann. said...

congratulations on team scbwi! and thank you for the golden kites. i'm so glad bb won. it seems like even more of a treat to have been able to hear about her process during the last meeting. thanks also for the art book tip. i'm glad you're back in the blogosphere (even if it isn't that often).

Cuppa Jolie said...

happyhappyhappyhappyhappyhappy happy!

Lee Wind said...

Nicely done, Jaime!
Go SCBWI TEAM BLOG, Go!
Best,
Lee