The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has announced the 2011 winners and honorees of the Golden Kite Award and the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. The Golden Kite is awarded to books published the previous year and is unique in having the winning authors and illustrators chosen by their peers. The Sid Fleischman Award honors a work of humor for children, a category often overlooked by other children's award committees. The winners will be feted at an awards ceremony and luncheon on Sunday, August 7th during the annual SCBWI Conference on Writing and Illustrating for Children.
Here are the 2011 winners and honorees:
Golden Kite Award Winners:
- Fiction: Turtle in Paradise By Jennifer Holm
- Nonfiction: The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie By Tanya Lee Stone
- Picture Book Text: Big Red Lollipop By Rukhsana Khan, illustrated By Sophie Blackall
- Picture Book Illustration: A Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes By Salley Mavor
Golden Kite Honor Recipients:
- Fiction: Mockingbird By Kathryn Erskine
- Nonfiction: Fort Mose By Glennette Tilley Turner
- Picture Book Text: Interrupting Chicken By David Ezra Stein
- Picture Book Illustration: Bunny Days by Tao Nyeu
2011 Sid Fleischman Award for Humor Winner: Mil Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze By Alan Silberberg
Congratulations to all the winning and honored authors and illustrators!