The Golden Kite Awards and Honors are particularly special for those who create children's books because they are the only awards given by their peers in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
Founded in 1971, the Golden Kite Awards are given in four categories, each with a winning and honored book: fiction, nonfiction, picture book text, and picture book illustration. A winner is also selected each year to receive the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor. Here are the 2012 winners and honorees:
- Winner - Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart
- Honor - Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick Man
Picture Book Text:
Picture Book Illustration:
Sid Fleischman Award for Humor: The Fourth Stall