Posted by: Kathy Temean | March 11, 2012

Crystal Kite – Vote Now

The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators each year to recognize great books from 15 regional SCBWI divisions around the world. Along with the SCBWI Golden Kite Awards, the Crystal Kite Awards are chosen by other children’s book writers and illustrators, making them the only peer-given awards in publishing for young readers. Each member of SCBWI is allowed to vote for their favorite book from a nominated author in their region that was published in the previous calendar year.

Round one is over, the books have been chosen and round two of the voting is now open. Three authors from New Jersey, Charlotte Bennardo, Natalie Zaman for the book they co-authored and Audrey Vernick who ended up with two books on the list for the Crystal Kite Award. Below you will see all the nominees for our region. If you are from another region, go to http://www.scbwi.org and view the nominees for your region. Make sure you vote for the book you feel deserves the award. See voting instructions at bottom of post.


  


Co-Authors Charlotte Bennardo

and

Natalie Zaman


  


  
SIRENZ


  

Publisher: Flux




  


Picture Book Author

Audrey Vernick


Nominated for Her Debut Middle Grade Novel


WATER BALLOON

 

Publisher: Clarion



  

  

Audrey Vernick


  


TEACH YOUR BUFFALO TO PLAY DRUMS


  


Publisher:  Harper Collins Children’s Books


  


  


Sarah Sullivan


  

PASSING THE MUSIC DOWN


  


Publisher: Candlewick Press


  

 


Shannon Nutter-Wiersbitzky

 


THE SUMMER OG HAMMERS AND ANGELS

 

Publisher:  Namelos Publishing

 




  

  

Laura Murray


  


The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School


  

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin Young Readers Group)


  


  


  


Kathryn Erskine


  

The Absolute Value of Mike


  

Publisher: Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers Group)

 

 


HOW TO VOTE:

1. Go to www.scbwi.org and click the yellow “Member Login” button at the top of the page to log in with your email address and password

2. Go to your Regional Chapter’s Homepage by clicking “See what’s going on in your region” from your member homepage.

3. Click on the “Crystal Kite” tab at the top of your Regional Chapter’s Homepage. You will only see this tab if you are logged in.

4. Click on “Select This Title” to choose the book you want to vote for!

Deadline to Vote is March 15th.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks for the reminder, Kathy 🙂 I was just on the page and wondered why, for Sirenz, only Natalie’s name appeared without Charlotte’s. I know it probably doesn’t matter for the vote itself, but I would think both their names would’ve been there.

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    • Donna,

      They made a mistake and I guess no one complained.

      Kathy

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