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2019 Winners

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2019 Finalists’ Book Covers

  • Bella Wang - Kindergarten - "Hailey the Hedgehog"
    Bella Wang - Kindergarten - "Hailey the Hedgehog"
  • Metin Talha Demirci - Kindergarten - "The School Underwater"
    Metin Talha Demirci - Kindergarten - "The School Underwater"
  • Dylan Fuselier - Kindergarten - "James Harden and the Magical Basketball"
    Dylan Fuselier - Kindergarten - "James Harden and the Magical Basketball"
  • Rami Ghuneim - Kindergarten - "Big Bend And The Black Bear"
    Rami Ghuneim - Kindergarten - "Big Bend And The Black Bear"
  • Hamza Khan - Kindergarten - "Pizza Monster"
    Hamza Khan - Kindergarten - "Pizza Monster"
  • Zoya Khan - Kindergarten - "My Journey Through Outer Space"
    Zoya Khan - Kindergarten - "My Journey Through Outer Space"
  • Shaheer Masood - Kindergarten - "My First Bike Ride"
    Shaheer Masood - Kindergarten - "My First Bike Ride"
  • Nandini Palange - Kindergarten - "My Spring Break"
    Nandini Palange - Kindergarten - "My Spring Break"
  • Ziyah Moore - First Grade - "The Little Firefly"
    Ziyah Moore - First Grade - "The Little Firefly"
  • Aziz Al-Rehman - First Grade - "My First Soccer Game"
    Aziz Al-Rehman - First Grade - "My First Soccer Game"
  • Durriya Khatri - First Grade - "Teeny, Tiny Marinette"
    Durriya Khatri - First Grade - "Teeny, Tiny Marinette"
  • Isha Nambi - First Grade - "Friendship Always Wins"
    Isha Nambi - First Grade - "Friendship Always Wins"
  • Kailey Joy O'Connor - First Grade - "Dustin's Dizzy Day"
    Kailey Joy O'Connor - First Grade - "Dustin's Dizzy Day"
  • Melissa Passamen - First Grade - "Sharkie the Awesome Super Hero Dog!"
    Melissa Passamen - First Grade - "Sharkie the Awesome Super Hero Dog!"
  • Arham Patni - First Grade - "Santa Is On Vacation?"
    Arham Patni - First Grade - "Santa Is On Vacation?"
  • Claire Sherman - First Grade - "My Soccer Team"
    Claire Sherman - First Grade - "My Soccer Team"
  • Atharv Gupt - Second Grade - "Houston's Harvey Heroes"
    Atharv Gupt - Second Grade - "Houston's Harvey Heroes"
  • Aaila Ahmed - Second Grade - "Why Am I So Different?"
    Aaila Ahmed - Second Grade - "Why Am I So Different?"
  • Hidaya Omotola Akimtola - Second Grade - "Annie, the Bee Daughter"
    Hidaya Omotola Akimtola - Second Grade - "Annie, the Bee Daughter"
  • Aizah Ali - Second Grade - "The Great Biryani Quest"
    Aizah Ali - Second Grade - "The Great Biryani Quest"
  • Seth Bauder - Second Grade - "You're Weird!"
    Seth Bauder - Second Grade - "You're Weird!"
  • Zahra Dhilawala - Second Grade - "Superhero Mommybird"
    Zahra Dhilawala - Second Grade - "Superhero Mommybird"
  • Aditya P. Jetti - Second Grade - "We are Alive !!"
    Aditya P. Jetti - Second Grade - "We are Alive !!"
  • Taylor Johnson - Second Grade - "The Perfect Meal"
    Taylor Johnson - Second Grade - "The Perfect Meal"
  • Hisham Khair - Second Grade - "The Elements Take a Trip"
    Hisham Khair - Second Grade - "The Elements Take a Trip"
  • Tala Khayyal - Second Grade - "50 Juggles"
    Tala Khayyal - Second Grade - "50 Juggles"
  • Sanjay Mallya - Second Grade - "Jupiter is Bored"
    Sanjay Mallya - Second Grade - "Jupiter is Bored"
  • Samhita Suresh - Second Grade - "Jordan and Her Legos"
    Samhita Suresh - Second Grade - "Jordan and Her Legos"
  • Emma Goto - Third Grade - "Mina My Little Sister"
    Emma Goto - Third Grade - "Mina My Little Sister"
  • Akshita Cheraku - Third Grade - "The Bicycle That Rode Away"
    Akshita Cheraku - Third Grade - "The Bicycle That Rode Away"
  • Shafer Gribb - Third Grade - "Super Trott"
    Shafer Gribb - Third Grade - "Super Trott"
  • Sana Kale - Third Grade - "The Leaf Maestro"
    Sana Kale - Third Grade - "The Leaf Maestro"
  • Feryal Khatri - Third Grade - "Good Friends"
    Feryal Khatri - Third Grade - "Good Friends"
  • Evan Lan - Third Grade - "Frostbite and Blizzard's Adventure: in the Ozone Layer"
    Evan Lan - Third Grade - "Frostbite and Blizzard's Adventure: in the Ozone Layer"
  • Tahani Meraz - Third Grade - "Best Friends Forever!"
    Tahani Meraz - Third Grade - "Best Friends Forever!"
  • Isabel Tate - Third Grade - "San Antonio Fun"
    Isabel Tate - Third Grade - "San Antonio Fun"

 

 

 

2018 Winners

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2018 Finalists’ Book Covers

  • Kindergarten Winner Ana Sofia Munoz's story, "Lala and Max"
    Kindergarten Winner Ana Sofia Munoz's story, "Lala and Max"
  • Minah Saravanos, "Don't Stop Trying"
    Minah Saravanos, "Don't Stop Trying"
  • Liam Tinder, "Don't Judge a Fish By His Teeth"
    Liam Tinder, "Don't Judge a Fish By His Teeth"
  • Sirac Aktepe, "The Brave Family"
    Sirac Aktepe, "The Brave Family"
  • Aasiya Yar Khan, "Snowy, the Cat"
    Aasiya Yar Khan, "Snowy, the Cat"
  • Ziyah Moore, "The Butterfly and the Bee"
    Ziyah Moore, "The Butterfly and the Bee"
  • Aleena Hussain, "The Old Flower"
    Aleena Hussain, "The Old Flower"
  • Maryam Afridi, "My Spring Break with My Family"
    Maryam Afridi, "My Spring Break with My Family"
  • Aziz Al-Rehman, "My First Spring Garden"
    Aziz Al-Rehman, "My First Spring Garden"
  • Atharv Gupt, "The Blue Mango"
    Atharv Gupt, "The Blue Mango"
  • Tala Khayyal, "Stella's Mars Mission"
    Tala Khayyal, "Stella's Mars Mission"
  • Adarsh Mohanty, "The Hunter and the Doves"
    Adarsh Mohanty, "The Hunter and the Doves"
  • Zoe Ralhan, "A Home for Coco"
    Zoe Ralhan, "A Home for Coco"
  • Aditya P. Jetti, "The Summer on the Pond"
    Aditya P. Jetti, "The Summer on the Pond"
  • Danya Ghuneim, "A Butterfly, a Moth, and the Magical Sky"
    Danya Ghuneim, "A Butterfly, a Moth, and the Magical Sky"
  • Akshita Cheraku, "Spring in My Neighborhood"
    Akshita Cheraku, "Spring in My Neighborhood"
  • Hana Iqbal, "A Dolphin in Space!"
    Hana Iqbal, "A Dolphin in Space!"
  • Amelia Blouin, "Poems By Me"
    Amelia Blouin, "Poems By Me"
  • Mary Brush, "Ciro's Day (A True Italian Story)"
    Mary Brush, "Ciro's Day (A True Italian Story)"
  • Gia DiSantis, "Roly Poly's Permission"
    Gia DiSantis, "Roly Poly's Permission"
  • Emma Goto, "Adventure in the Botanical Garden"
    Emma Goto, "Adventure in the Botanical Garden"
  • Evan Lan, "A Tooth's Idea: A Tooth That Wants to Be Free"
    Evan Lan, "A Tooth's Idea: A Tooth That Wants to Be Free"
  • Everett Turner, "The Little Boy"
    Everett Turner, "The Little Boy"
  • Deven Almaguer, "It's OK to Be Different"
    Deven Almaguer, "It's OK to Be Different"
  • Munir Moore, "The Dinosaur Who Wanted to Be Brave"
    Munir Moore, "The Dinosaur Who Wanted to Be Brave"
  • Sana Kale, "Bloom"
    Sana Kale, "Bloom"
  • Rania Mansoor Chughtai, "Coco and Bella"
    Rania Mansoor Chughtai, "Coco and Bella"
  • Ateeb M. Hilal, "The Lonely Little Kitten Jack!"
    Ateeb M. Hilal, "The Lonely Little Kitten Jack!"
  • Abhinav Nambi, "I Won't Write a Story"
    Abhinav Nambi, "I Won't Write a Story"
  • Yosef Sagar, "The Mystery of the Magical Bag"
    Yosef Sagar, "The Mystery of the Magical Bag"
  • Yutia Li, "Simon, My Younger Brother"
    Yutia Li, "Simon, My Younger Brother"
  • Emanuela Nwaonu, "Amazing Dallas"
    Emanuela Nwaonu, "Amazing Dallas"
  • Meera Patel, "Unicorny"
    Meera Patel, "Unicorny"
  • Avika Pauri, "The Magic of a Hug"
    Avika Pauri, "The Magic of a Hug"
  • Emily Yen, "The Challenge"
    Emily Yen, "The Challenge"
  • Reva Dastidar, "Can You Really Make a Frog Bark?"
    Reva Dastidar, "Can You Really Make a Frog Bark?"
  • Ali Marfani, "Sundae World"
    Ali Marfani, "Sundae World"
  • Aisha Hilal, "Cookies Go to School"
    Aisha Hilal, "Cookies Go to School"
  • Saad Hilal, "A Summer That Changed My Life"
    Saad Hilal, "A Summer That Changed My Life"
  • Vrishni Venkata Krishnan, "The Greedy Goblin"
    Vrishni Venkata Krishnan, "The Greedy Goblin"

 

 

 

2017 Winners

 

Photos from the 2017 PBS KIDS Writers Contest Awards Presentation

 

2017 Finalists

  • Ayaan Ali - "Submarine Dive" - Kindergarten
    Ayaan Ali - "Submarine Dive" - Kindergarten
  • Diksha Chandrasekaran - "Divi the Talking Plant" - Kindergarten
    Diksha Chandrasekaran - "Divi the Talking Plant" - Kindergarten
  • Abdulsallam Rabiu Gada - "My Lacey Shoes" - Kindergarten
    Abdulsallam Rabiu Gada - "My Lacey Shoes" - Kindergarten
  • Danya Ghuneim - "My Wiggly Tooth" - Kindergarten
    Danya Ghuneim - "My Wiggly Tooth" - Kindergarten
  • Aleena Kahn - "The Cat ... with a Bat" - Kindergarten
    Aleena Kahn - "The Cat ... with a Bat" - Kindergarten
  • Adarsh Moharty - "The Turtle and the Two Geese" - Kindergarten
    Adarsh Moharty - "The Turtle and the Two Geese" - Kindergarten
  • Isa Rashid - "How Kangaroos Learned to Be Strong" - Kindergarten
    Isa Rashid - "How Kangaroos Learned to Be Strong" - Kindergarten
  • Celia Serena Gonzalez - "Do You Want a Quill?" - Kindergarten
    Celia Serena Gonzalez - "Do You Want a Quill?" - Kindergarten
  • Hamza Albalas - "The Giraffes and the Elephants" - First Grade
    Hamza Albalas - "The Giraffes and the Elephants" - First Grade
  • Sofia Asif - "It's Okay to Be Different" - First Grade
    Sofia Asif - "It's Okay to Be Different" - First Grade
  • Ariz Dada - "The Business Wolf" - First Grade
    Ariz Dada - "The Business Wolf" - First Grade
  • Emma Goto - "Finding Things" - First Grade
    Emma Goto - "Finding Things" - First Grade
  • Jesse Kim - "The Mystical Weiner Dog Versus the Mayo Man" - First Grade
    Jesse Kim - "The Mystical Weiner Dog Versus the Mayo Man" - First Grade
  • Everett Turner - "The Magic Watch" - First Grade
    Everett Turner - "The Magic Watch" - First Grade
  • Reva Dastidar - "My Odd Friends" - Second Grade
    Reva Dastidar - "My Odd Friends" - Second Grade
  • Sophia Jonke - "The Lost Gosling" - Second Grade
    Sophia Jonke - "The Lost Gosling" - Second Grade
  • Amna Khan - "Sara's Computer Adventure" - Second Grade
    Amna Khan - "Sara's Computer Adventure" - Second Grade
  • Ali Marfani - "Baby Storm" - Second Grade
    Ali Marfani - "Baby Storm" - Second Grade
  • Avika Puri - "Can Birds Do Math?" - Second Grade
    Avika Puri - "Can Birds Do Math?" - Second Grade
  • Musa Rashid - "How Mr. B Got His Stripes" - Second Grade
    Musa Rashid - "How Mr. B Got His Stripes" - Second Grade
  • Lara Vieira Berbert - "The Art Gallery" - Third Grade
    Lara Vieira Berbert - "The Art Gallery" - Third Grade
  • Eli Bonnema - "Big Foot and the Boy" - Third Grade
    Eli Bonnema - "Big Foot and the Boy" - Third Grade
  • Zoe Ju - "The Adventures of Sweet and Salty" - Third Grade
    Zoe Ju - "The Adventures of Sweet and Salty" - Third Grade
  • Tesneem Mouchli - "You Snooze You Lose" - Third Grade
    Tesneem Mouchli - "You Snooze You Lose" - Third Grade
  • Thalia Evangelina Oddo - "A Home for Ranger" - Third Grade
    Thalia Evangelina Oddo - "A Home for Ranger" - Third Grade
  • Maya Treviño - "Luck Pen? Where Are You?" - Third Grade
    Maya Treviño - "Luck Pen? Where Are You?" - Third Grade
  • Carson Wang - "The Adventures of a Mouse" - Third Grade
    Carson Wang - "The Adventures of a Mouse" - Third Grade

 

 

 

2016 Winners

Kindergarten

Eliza Smith

First Grade

Vivian Buchanan

Second Grade

Andrea Willman

Third Grade

Isabel Chung

 

 

 

2015 Winners

Kindergarten

Musa Rashid (Houston)