Saturday, September 14, 2013

Authors Kelly Bennett & Nikki Loftin Win 2013 Writers' League of Texas Children's-YA Book Awards

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Congratulations to the winners and finalists for the 2013 Writers' League of Texas Book Awards!

Picture Books Winner


One Day I Went Rambling by Kelly Bennett

Picture Books Finalists


Alicia's Fruity Drinks by Lupe Ruiz-Flores


Hummingbirds: Facts and Folklore from the Americas by Jeanette Larson 


It Jes' Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw by Don Tate

Middle Grade & YA Winner



The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin 

Middle Grade & YA Finalists


Breaking Lauren by Jordan Deen 


Chained by Lynne Kelly


Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull


 The Veil by Cory Putman Oakes


Return to the Willows by Jacqueline Kelly

3 comments:

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Great to see Don Tate's book on there! :) e

Vonna said...

I'm thrilled that Nikki and Kelly won, but WOW, what a tough contest!

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Elizabeth & Donna, yes! Wonderful books, terrific authors, tight competition. I'm also impressed by the diversity of work--both in the sense of creative range and also in backgrounds of protagonists depicted.

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