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 Replies to “Authors Kelly Bennett & Nikki Loftin Win 2013 Writers’ League of Texas Children’s-YA Book Awards”

  1. 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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