The Golden Kite Award

For the best fiction book, the best nonfiction book, the best picture book (since 1982), and the best picture book text (since 1996); given by the Society for Children's Book Writers.

2012Fiction: The Five Lives of Our Cat Zook, by Joanne Rocklin
Nonfiction: Noah Webster and His Words, by Jeri Chase Ferris
Picture Book Text: Me and Momma and Big John, by Mara Rockliff (illus. William Low)
Picture Book Illustration: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters, illustrated and written by K.G. Campbell
2011Fiction: Between Shades of Gray, by Ruta Sepetys
Nonfiction: Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart, by Candace Fleming
Picture Book Text: Over and Under the Snow, by Kate Messner (illus. Christopher Silas Neal)
Picture Book Illustration: Balloons Over Broadway, illustrated and written by Melissa Sweet
2010Fiction: Turtle in Paradise, by Jennifer L. Holm
Nonfiction: The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie, by Tanya Lee Stone
Picture Book Text: Big Red Lollipop, by Rukhsana Khan (illus. Sophie Blackall)
Picture Book Illustration: Pocketful of Posies: A Treasury of Nursery Rymes, illustrated and written by Salley Mavor
2009Fiction: Sea of the Dead, by Julia Durango
Nonfiction: Ashley Bryan: Words to My Life's Song, by Ashley Bryan
Picture Book Text: The Longest Night, by Marion Dane Bauer (illus. Ted Lewin)
Picture Book Illustration: Gracias Thanks, illustrated by John Parra (author Pat Mora)
2008Fiction: Down Sand Mountain, by Steve Watkins
Nonfiction: A Life in the Wild, by Pamela S. Turner
Picture Book Text: A Visitor for Bear, by Bonny Becker (illus. Kady MacDonald Denton)
Picture Book Illustration: Last Night, written and illustrated by Hyewon Yum
2007Fiction: Home of the Brace, by Katherine Applegate
Nonfiction: Muckrackers, by Ann Bausum
Picture Book Text: Pierre in Love, by Sara Pennypacker (illus. Petra Mathers)
Picture Book Illustration: Little Night, illustrated and written by Yuyi Morales
2006Fiction: Firegirl, by Tony Abbott
Nonfiction: The Adventures of Marco Polo, by Russell Freedman
Picture Book Text: Jazz, by Walter Dean Myers (illus. Christopher Myers)
Picture Book Illustration: Not Afraid of Dogs, illustrated by Larry Day (author Susanna Pitzer)
2005Fiction: A Room on Lorelei Street, by Mary E. Pearson
Nonfiction: Children of The Great Depression, by Russell Freedman
Picture Book Text: Doña Flor, by Pat Mora (illus. Raul Colón)
Picture Book Illustration: Baby Bear's Chairs, illustrated by Melissa Sweet (author Jane Yolen)
2004Fiction: Bucking The Sarge, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Nonfiction: Dust To Eat: Drought And Depression In The 1930s, by Michael L. Cooper
Picture Book Text: Apples to Oregon, by Deborah Hopkinson (illus. Nancy Carpenter)
Picture Book Illustration: The Mysterious Collection of Dr. David Harleyson, by Jean Cassels
2003Fiction: Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli
Nonfiction: After The Last Dog Died: The True-Life, Hair-Raising Adventure Of Douglas Mawson And His 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, by Carmen Bredeson
Picture Book Text: The Dirty Cowboy, by Amy Timberlake (illus. Adam Rex)
Picture Book Illustration: I Dream Of Trains, by Loren Long (author Angela Johnson)
2002Fiction: Fresh Girl, by Jaïra Placide
Nonfiction: This Land Was Made For You And Me: The Life And Songs Of Woody Guthrie, by Elizabeth Partridge
Picture Book Text: George Hogglesberry, Grade School Alien, by Sarah Wilson
Picture Book Illustration: Mrs. Biddlebox, by Marla Frazee
2001Fiction: True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Nonfiction: Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, by Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Picture Book Text: The Shoe Tree of Chagrin, by J. Patrick Lewis
Picture Book Illustration: The Lamp, The Ice, And The Boat Called Fish, by Beth Krommes
2000Fiction: The Boxer, by Kathleen Karr
Nonfiction: Darkness over Denmark, by Ellen Levine
Picture Book Text: River Friendly, River Wild, by Jane Kurtz
Picture Book Illustration: The Rain Came Down, by David Shannon
1999Fiction: Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Nonfiction: Space station Science: Life in Free Fall, by Marianne J. Dyson
Picture Book Text: A Band of Angels, by Deborah Hopkinson
Picture Book Illustration: The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza), by Amy Wolrod
1998Fiction: Rules of the Road, by Joan Bauer
Nonfiction: Martha Graham: A Dancer's Life, by Russell Freedman
Picture Book Text: Old Elm Speaks: Tree Poems, by Kristine O'Connell George
Picture Book Illustration: Snow, by Uri Shulevitz
1997Fiction: Stones in Water, by Donna Jo Napoli
Nonfiction: Carmine's Story: A Book About a Boy Living With AIDS, by Arlene Schulman
Picture Book Text: The Paper Dragon, by Marguerite W. Davol
Picture Book Illustration: The Paper Dragon, by Robert Sabuda
1996Fiction: The Moorchild, by Eloise McGraw
Nonfiction: Small Steps, by Peg Kehret
Picture Book Text: Saving Sweetness, by Diane Stanley
Picture Book Illustration: Market Day, by Holly Berry
1995Fiction: The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis
Nonfiction: Abigail Adams, by Natalie S. Bober
Picture Book Illustration: Fairy Wings, by Dennis Nolan and Lauren Mills
1994Fiction: Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman
Nonfiction: Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor, by Russell Freedman
Picture Book Illustration: Big Fat Hen, by Keith Baker
1993Fiction: Make Lemonade, by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Nonfiction: Eleanor Roosevelt, by Russell Freedman
Picture Book Illustration: By the Light of the Halloween Moon, by Kevin Hawkes
1992Fiction: Letters From a Slave Girl, by Mary E. Lyons
Nonfiction: The Long Road to Gettysburg, by Jim Murphy
Picture Book Illustration: Chicken Sunday, by Patricia Polacco
1991Fiction: The Raincatchers, by Jean Thesman
Nonfiction: The Wright Brothers, by Russell Freedman
Picture Book Illustration: Mama, Do You Love Me, by Barbara Lavallee
1990Fiction: The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi
Nonfiction: The Boy's War, by Jim Murphy
Picture Book Illustration: Home Place, by Jerry Pinkney
1989Fiction: Jenny of the Tetons, by Kristiana Gregory
Nonfiction: Panama Canal: Gateway to the World, by Judith St. George
Picture Book Illustration: Tom Thumb, by Richard Jesse Watson
1988Fiction: Borrowed Children, by George Ella Lyon
Nonfiction: Let There Be Light, by James Cross Giblin
Picture Book Illustration: Forest of Dreams, by Susan Jeffers
1987Fiction: Rabble Stareky, by Lois Lowry
Nonfiction: Incredible Journey of Lewis and Clark, by Rhoda Blumberg
Picture Book Illustration: What the Mailman Brought, by Tomie DePaola
1986Fiction: After the Dancing Days, by Margaret Rostowski
Nonfiction: Poverty in America, by Milton Meltzer
Picture Book Illustration: Juma and the Magin Jinn, by Charles Mikolaycak
1985Fiction: Sarah, Plain and Tall, by Patricia MacLachlan
Nonfiction: Commodore Perry in the Land of the Shogun, by Rhoda Blumberg
Picture Book Illustration: The Donkey's Dream, by Barbara Helen Berger
1984Fiction: Tancy, by Belinda Hurmence
Nonfiction: Walls: Defenses Throughout History, by James Cross Giblin
Picture Book Illustration: Little Red Riding Hood, by Don Wood
1983Fiction: The Tempering, by Gloria Skurzynski
Nonfiction: The Illustrated Dinosaur Dictionary, by Helen Roney Sattler
Picture Book Illustration: Little Red Riding Hood, by Trina Schart Hyman
1982Fiction: Ralph S. Mouse, by Beverly Cleary
Nonfiction: Chimney Sweeps, by James Cross Giblin
Picture Book Illustration: Giorgio's Village, by Tomie de Paola
1981Fiction: Little, Little, by M. E. Kerr
Nonfiction: Blissymbolics, by Elizabeth Helfman
1980Fiction: Arthur, For the Very First Time, by Patricia MacLachlan
Nonfiction: The Lives of Spiders, by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
1979Fiction: The Magic of the Gluts, by Carole S. Adler
Nonfiction: Runaway Teens, by Arnold Madison
1978Fiction: And You Give Me a Pain, Elaine, by Stella Pevsner
Nonfiction: How I Came to Be a Writer, by Phyllis Reynolds
1977Fiction: The Girl Who Had No Name, by Bernice Rabe
Nonfiction: Peeper, First Voice of Spring, by Robert McClung
1976One More Flight, by Eve Bunting
1975The Garden Is Doing Fine, by Carol Farley
1974Fiction: The Girl Who Cried Flowers, by Jane Yolen
Nonfiction: Summer of My German Soldier, by Bette Green

Children's Book Awards