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Southern Breeze Members Participate in the 2022 Crystal Kite Awards

We wanted to take the chance to congratulate all of the Southern Breezers who had books nominated in the Crystal Kite Awards for 2022. You’ll notice several of them had more than one book included, and one of our members advance to the second round of voting. Congrats to all of the following authors, illustrators and translators from Southern Breeze. We can’t wait to see the list for next year! Book titles link to the SCBWI Member Bookstore page for each book.


Amira’s Picture Day by Reem Faruqi (Holiday House, Inc.)

Applesauce is Fun to Wear by Nancy Raines Day (Jane Massey Cameron Books)

Baby’s Opposites by Nancy Raines Day, illustrated by Rebecca Evans (Charlesbridge Publishing)

Bedtime Ballet illustrated by Shanda McCloskey (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Hachette Book Group USA)

Chompsey Chomps Books by Candice Conner  (MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing)

D-39: A Robodog’s Journey by Irene Latham (Charlesbridge Publishing)

El cumpleaños de Tita by Yolanda Puente-Balcazar (¡Libros para Niños!)

Hornswoggled! by Josh Crute (Page Street Publishing)

I Can Help by Reem Faruqi (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers)

Keepers of the Secret Code by Teresa Renee Thomas Kemp (Doodle and Peck Publishing)

The Existence of Bea Pearl by Candice Conner (Owl Hollow Press)

The Leopard Behind The Moon by Mayonn Paasewe-Valchev  (Greenwillow, HarperCollins)

There’s No Ham in Hamburgers: Facts and Folklore About Our Favorite Foods by Kim H. Zachman (Running Press Kids) (Perseus Books Group)

Unsettled by Reem Faruqi (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

Wild Peace by Irene Latham, illustrated by Il Sung Na (Roaring Brook Press, Macmillan Publishers)


We had one of our member’s book go on to the second round of voting as well. Congrats to:

What’s in Your Pocket? Collecting Nature’s Treasures Heather L. Montgomery (Charlesbridge Publishing)