- The SCBWI Crystal Kite Award is the only peer-given award given in publishing for young readers.
- Started by Chris Cheng, the aim is to recognise great books from the 70 SCBWI regions around the world.
- Each SCBWI member is asked to vote for their favourite new book for the year.
Chris Cheng presented the Australian winners
for 2011 and 2012 with sparkling crystal trophies.
|2011 winner- Claire Saxby author of |
‘There was an old Sailor’- Walker Books
|2012 winners- Norman Jorgenson (author) and |
James Foley (illustrator) – Freemantle Press
From roving reporter, Wendy Fitzgerald