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Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
March 31, 2014 The SCBWI is pleased to announce the winners and honor book recipients of the inaugural Spark Award, an annual award that recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route. The judges have selected two winners, one novel and one picture book. Congratulations to Karen Avivi for her heart-pounding BMX bike girl YA novel, Shredded and Neil Waldman of White Plains, New York, for his picture book entitled Al and Teddy, about the power of art in two brother’s lives. The award is open to current writer and/or illustrator SCBWI members who have independently-published a board book, picture book, chapter book, middle grade, or young adult novel. ReadMore News

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