Golden Kite Award

Presented annually by the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators to recognize excellence in children's literature in four categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration. Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children's literary award judged by a jury of peers.

Before John Was a Jazz Giant: A Song of John Coltrane

by Carole Boston Weatherford / Sean Qualls

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Big Red Lollipop

by Rukhsana Khan / Sophie Blackall

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Blackbird Fly

by Erin Entrada Kelly


Boats for Papa

by Jessixa Bagley


Dory Fantasmagory

by Abby Hanlon

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Interrupting Chicken

by David Ezra Stein

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Me and Momma and Big John

by Mara Rockliff / William Low



by Kathryn Erskine

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Noah Webster and His Words

by Jeri Chase Ferris / Vincent X. Kirsch

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Swan: The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova

by Laurel Snyder / Julie Morstad

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