Skip to main content

Golden Kite Awards


link: SCBWI Unveils the Winners of the 2012 Golden Kite Awards


from the SCBWI website:
Picture Book Text:                             

OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW
By Kate Messner, illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal
Chronicle Books
Exploring the enchanted lives of animals that survive winter underground, Kate Messner’s Over and Under the Snow is this year’s winner for Picture Book Text. Messner’s vivid imageries and delicate prose glide us along a whimsical journey of a father and son as they ski through the forest and discover the hidden, sometimes secret existence of the animals that inhabit the cold season.





Picture Book Illustration:   
          
BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY By Melissa Sweet
Houghton Mifflin
Melissa Sweet’s imaginative use of art and illustration in Balloons over Broadway makes it the winner of this year’s Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration. Using handmade toys and puppets, watercolor illustrations, and collages made from old books, found objects and fabrics, Caldecott Honoree Sweet’s charming images are fluently united to help tell the story of Tony Sarg, the original puppeteer of the Macy’s Day Parade.

Comments

Yeah Melissa Sweet! Beautiful, fun, inventive and alive (infused with sou) work.