2021 Golden Kite Awards

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators has announced the winners of the 2021 Golden Kite Awards and the Sid Fleischman Humor Award. The awards are judged by a jury of peers with celebrated names in children’s and YA literature serving as judges. The awards are given in a variety of categories with five finalists in each category announced earlier this month. Here are the winners and the finalists:

MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG READER FICTION WINNER

Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson

MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG READER FICTION HONOR BOOK

Fighting Words by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

MIDDLE GRADE/YOUNG READER FICTION FINALISTS

A High Five for Glenn Burke by Phil Bildner

The Magic in Changing Your Stars by Leah Henderson

Mananaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan

PICTURE BOOK TEXT WINNER

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles; illustrated by Bryan Collier

PICTURE BOOK TEXT HONOR

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom; illustrated by Michaela Goade

PICTURE BOOK TEXT FINALISTS

The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes; illustrated by Gordon C. James

Lights Out by Marsha Diane Arnold; illustrated by Susan Reagan

NONFICTION TEXT FOR YOUNGER READERS WINNER

William Still and His Freedom Stories by Don Tate

NONFICTION TEXT FOR YOUNGER READERS HONOR

Winged Wonders by Meeg Pincus, illustrated by Yas Imamura 

NONFICTION TEXT FOR YOUNGER READERS FINALISTS

Dark Was the Night by Gary Golio ; illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Nacho’s Nachos by Sandra Nickel, illustrated by Oliver Dominguez

Terry Fox and Me by Mary Beth Leatherdale, illustrated by Milan Pavlovic

PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION WINNER

The Bear and the Moon illustrated by Catia Chien; written by Matthew Burgess 

PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION HONOR

Outside In illustrated by Cindy Derby; written by Deborah Underwood

PICTURE BOOK ILLUSTRATION FINALISTS

The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann

From Archie to Zack by Vincent X. Kirsch

Welcoming Elijah illustrated by Susan Gal; written by Leslea Newman

NONFICTION TEXT FOR OLDER READERS WINNER

All Thirteen by Christina Soontornvat

NONFICTION TEXT FOR OLDER READERS HONOR

Alphamaniacs by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

NONFICTION TEXT FOR OLDER READERS FINALISTS

Dung for Dinner by Christine Virnig, illustrated by Korwin Briggs

The Rise and Fall of Charles Lindbergh by Candace Fleming

True or False by Cindy L. Otis

ILLUSTRATED BOOK FOR OLDER READERS WINNER

Chance: Escape from the Holocaust: Memories of a Refugee Childhood by Uri Shulevitz

ILLUSTRATED BOOK FOR OLDER READERS HONOR BOOK

Flamer by Mike Curato

ILLUSTRATED BOOK FOR OLDER READERS FINALISTS

How We Got to the Moon by John Rocco

Our Friend Hedgehog by Lauren Castillo

The Wanderer by Peter Van Den Ende

YOUNG ADULT FICTION WINNER

The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith

YOUNG ADULT FICTION HONOR

Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger

YOUNG ADULT FICTION FINALISTS

Agnes at the End of the World by Kelly McWilliams

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

With a Star in My Hand by Margarita Engle

SID FLEISCHMAN HUMOR AWARD WINNER

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

SID FLEISCHMAN HUMOR AWARD HONOR

Zeus, Dog of Chaos by Kristen O’Donnell Tubb

SID FLEISCHMAN HUMOR AWARD FINALISTS

Badger and Skunk by Amy Timberlake

Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai

Ways to Make Sunshine by Renée Watson 

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