2013 Golden Kite Award Winners PosterCongratulations to the 2013 Golden Kite Award Winners & Honor Recipients!

The Golden Kite Award Winners were:

  • Picture Book Text: Me and Momma and Big John written by Mara Rockliff, illustrated by William Low
  • Picture Book Illustration: Lester’s Dreadful Sweaters written and illustrated by K.G. Campbell
  • Fiction: The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook written by Joanne Rocklin
  • NonFiction: Noah Webster & His Words written by Jeri Chase Ferris

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The 2013 Golden Kite Honor Recipients were:

  • Picture Book Text: A Leaf Can Be by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Violeta Dabija
  • Picture Book Illustration: Electric Ben: The Amazing Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd
  • Fiction: Code Name Verity written by Elizabeth Wein
  • Nonfiction: We’ve Got a Job written by Cynthia Y. Levinson

Just a refresher: The Golden Kite Awards and Honors are presented annually for excellence in books for young readers published in the previous calendar year. The Award is presented by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. This award, which was instituted in 1973, is the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers. A history Golden Kite Award Recipients can be found here.  

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