Golden Kite Awards

The 2009 Golden Kite Awards were announced today.

The winners are:

Fiction: Down Sand Mountain by Steve Watkins

Nonfiction: A Life in the Wild: George Schaller’s Struggle to Save the Last Great Beasts by Pamela S. Turner

Picture Book Text: A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

Picture Book Illustration: Last Night by Hyewon Yum


And the honor books:

Fiction: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

Nonfiction: The Mysterious Universe: Supernovae, Dark Energy, and Black Holes by Ellen Jackson, illustrated by Nic Bishop

Picture Book Text: Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Sean Qualis

Picture Book Illustration: I Love My New Toy by Mo Willems