2009 Golden Kite Award Winners

April 12, 2009

The 2009 Golden Kite Awards, sponsored by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, is the only award for children’s book authors and artists judged by their peers. This year’s winners (for books published in 2008) are:

Fiction: Down Sand Mountain by Steve Watkins
Fiction Honor Recipient: The Adoration Of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson 

Nonfiction: A Life in the Wild: George Schaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts by Pamela S. Turner
Nonfiction Honor Recipient: The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, And Black Holes by Ellen Jackson

Picture Book Text: A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
Picture Book Text Honor Recipient: Before John Was A Jazz Giant by Carole Weatherford

Picture Book Illustration: Last Night, illustrated and written by Hyewon Yum
I Love My New Toy Illustrated and written by Mo Willems