Friday, March 2, 2012

Good News Abounds!!!

Happy Friday All!! We're busting with Good News today!!!

First up The Golden Kites have been announced and it's Good News and Happy times for our Region!!!

Golden Kites Winners:
* The 2012 Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Illustration goes to "BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY" by Melissa Sweet (Houghton Mifflin)- Melissa will be a keynote speaker at our annual conference in April!

* There are also four 2012 Golden Kite Honor Recipients: For Non-Fiction, "MYSTERIOUS BONES: THE STORY OF KENNEWICK MAN" by Katherine Kirkpatrick, Illustrated by Emma Stevenson (Holiday House)- Congratulations Katherine!!

SMELLS LIKE DOG author Suzanne Selfors's THE IMAGINARY VETERINARY, a chapter book series in which a string of unusual events -- from finding a lost dragon hatchling to tracking an escaped sasquatch -- leads ten-year-olds to become apprentices to a veterinarian for imaginary creatures, to Julie Scheina at Little, Brown Children's, in a three-book deal, for publication starting in Spring 2013, by Michael Bourret at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (World). Woohoo for Suzanne!!

Congratulations to our fellow SCBWI WWA members!! Thanks to Laurie for being the Good News messenger!!

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