Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 30, 2012

2012 Crystal Kite Winners

Africa: Finding Aunt Joan, Jenny Hatton and Joan Rankin: Jacana Media (Pty) Ltd.

Australia: The Last Viking, Norman Jorgensen: Fremantle Press

California/Hawaii: Won Ton – A Cat Tale Told in Haiku, Lee Wardlaw, Eugene Yelchin:  Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

Florida/GA: Cleopatra’s Moon, Vicky Alvear Shecter: Arthur A. Levine Books (Scholastic Press)

Kansas/LA: Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys: Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers Group)

Middle East/Asia: Orchards, Holly Thompson: Delacorte Dell (Random House)

Minnesota/Iowa: Bluefish, Pat Schmatz: Candlewick Press

Nevada: Black & White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene “Bull” Connor, Larry Brimner: Boyds Mills Press

New England: Pearl, Jo Knowles: Henry Holt Books for Young Readers

New York: Thelonious Mouse,  Orel Protopopescu: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc.

PA/DE/NJ: The Absolute Value of Mike, Kathryn Erskine: Philomel Books (Penguin Young Readers Group)

Texas/OK: MINE! Patrice Barton: Random House Children’s Books

Americas: Witchlanders, Lena Coakley: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Simon & Schuster)

UK/Europe: Dark Parties, Sara Grant: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (Hachette Book Group USA)

Washington: The Friendship Doll, Kirby Larson: Delacorte Dell (Random House)

Congratulation to all the winners and to everyone who was dominated.  I wish you  much success with your books.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Congrats to all the winners! 🙂


  2. Such talent! Congratulations to all!!


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