Wednesday, March 4, 2009

WRITING NEWS SCOOPS! SCBWI TEAM BLOG and... THE GOLDEN KITE WINNERS!!!

News, News, News!!!

SCBWI TEAM BLOG

I get to finally announce that I've been asked to be part of SCBWI TEAM BLOG - Under Team Captain Alice Pope (of Children's Writers and Illustrators Market fame), Jolie Stekly, Jaime Temairik, Paula Yoo, Suzanne Young, and I, Lee Wind(!), will live-blog the upcoming Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators 38th Annual Summer Conference, coming up August 7 - 10, 2009! In the months to come, we'll be scooping the Conference, sharing tastes of the great stuff to come, and during the conference we'll all contribute to the official SCBWI TEAM BLOG! It's going to be AWESOME!



2009 GOLDEN KITE WINNERS

The first of our scoops that we get to share with you all is The Winners of the Golden Kite Awards! (The winners are invited to the conference, and their acceptance speeches will be the highlight of a special luncheon on Sunday August 9th!)

The Envelope, please...

The 2009 Golden Kite Award Winners are:

For Fiction:



DOWN SAND MOUNTAIN, by Steve Watkins (Candlewick Press)

I just heard Kaylan Adair, the editor of this book, speak and she said that what drew her to the manuscript in the first place was the VOICE!

For Nonfiction:



A LIFE IN THE WILD: GEORGE SCHALLER’S STRUGGLE TO SAVE THE LAST GREAT BEASTS, by Pamela S. Turner (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

For Picture Book Text:



A VISITOR FOR BEAR, by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton (Candlewick Press)

For Picture Book Illustration:



LAST NIGHT, Illustrated and written by Hyewon Yum (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

And The Golden Kite Honor Recipients are:

For Fiction:



THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX, by Mary E. Pearson (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

This book is the featured title this month on Readergirlz. Go check out the interviews with the author Mary E. Pearson, and you can join in the discussion about the book there! (Oh, and you can hear the author's playlist of music to go along with her book - so cool!)

For Nonfiction:



THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE: SUPERNOVAE, DARK ENERGY, AND BLACK HOLES, by Ellen Jackson; photographed and illustrated by Nic Bishop (Houghton Mifflin)

For Picture Book Text:



BEFORE JOHN WAS A JAZZ GIANT, by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sean Qualls (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)

For Picture Book Illustration:



I LOVE MY NEW TOY, Illustrated and written by Mo Willems (Hyperion)



Hurray SCBWI!

Hurray Golden Kite Winners and Honorees!

Hurray SCBWI TEAM BLOG!

4 comments:

Robin said...

Woohoo! Can't wait to see you live-blog! (That almost sounds inappropriate.)

Hugs!

CocoaStomp said...

Yay!!!

Cuppa Jolie said...

Happy Dance!

Suzanne Young said...

We'll be like voltron, forming to make one giant blog of awesomeness. :-)