The SCBWI is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural 2011 Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards.

The Crystal Kite Awards are given by the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to recognize great books from the 70 SCBWI regions 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.

Why am I posting this?
Guess who was the winner for the Australia/New Zealand region?


Yup. There Was An Old Sailor! It’s been a good week.

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  1. Congratulations Claire,

    I am sooo excited for you. Fantastic news. There Was an Old Sailor is a beautiful book and I definitely think you had your author friends in mind when you wrote it because it's a fabulous one to use for school visits for younger readers:)

    Hope that Old Sailor soon becomes available overseas so that SCBWI members all around the world can enjoy reading about him.

    Dee:)

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  2. I'm a little bit slow – but I've just got around to visiting after your exciting news last week. Thrilled for you, Claire. Congratulations!! (I hope you're still smiling. 😛 )

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