The first of each month is when members of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’s Wisconsin’s Chapter post their good news of the month on the SCBWI-WI listserv, which I then post on this blog.
Pat Zietlow Miller’s news is just too great to be lumped with other good news, wonderful as all of that news is, so here is Pat’s news:
She has won the 2014 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for picture-book text for her book, Sophie’s Squash. Pat, earlier this year, joined the ranks of other recent Wisconsin writers, including Ann Angel and Pat Schmatz, who have won SCBWI regional Crystal Kite Awards. http://www.scbwi.org/2014-golden-kite-winners/
Pat will add her Golden Kite to other honors her debut picture book has won, which include:
- The Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book Award for new writers whose work celebrates the diversity in our culture.
- The Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Award for picture book writing, presented by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) and honoring author of more than 70 picture books.
- The Juvenile Literature Award,sponsored by the Friends of American Authors, a group that recognizes emerging writers.
- 2014 Cybils Award Finalist.
Sophie’s Squash also has received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal.
Congratulations to Pat!