October 25, 2011

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2011

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are presented by the Independent Publishers to honour North America's best children’s books, authors and illustrators. As their logo states, these selections celebrate "youthful curiosity, discovery and learning through books and reading." In 38 categories (with an additional 5 Spirit Awards), these children's books represent the publishing efforts of main-stream publishers as well as small presses, and even those of self-publishers.

Congratulations to our Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers who were awarded Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for 2011.  They include the following titles:

Activity Book 1 - Games, Arts & Crafts, etc.
Gold: My Beastly Book of Twisted Tales by Bérengère Delaporte (Owlkids Books)

Picture Book - Preschool
 Silver: The Vole Brothers written and illustrated by Roslyn Schwartz (Owlkids Books)

Pre-Teen Fiction - Fantasy
Bronze (tie): Kingdom of Trolls by Rae Bridgman (Sybertooth Inc.)

Pre-Teen Fiction - Historical/Cultural
Gold: Ghost Messages by Jacqueline Guest (Coteau Books for Kids)
Silver (tie): Hannah & the Spindle Whorl by Carol Anne Shaw (Ronsdale Press)

Young Adult Fiction - General
Silver: Signs of Martha by Sarah Raymond (Great Plains Teen Fiction)
Bronze (tie): Drummer Girl by Karen Bass (Coteau Books for Kids)

Young Adult Fiction - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Gold: Black Bottle Man: A Fable by Craig Russell (Great Plains Teen Fiction)

Young Adult Fiction - Historical/Cultural
Gold: Broken Trail by Jean Rae Baxter (Ronsdale Press)

Young Adult Fiction - Mature Issues
Bronze: Chance to Dance for You by Gail Sidonie Sobat (Great Plains Teen Fiction)

Non-Fiction - Young Adult
Bronze: Learn to Speak Dance: A Guide to Creating, Performing & Promoting Your Moves by Ann-Marie Williams; illustrated by Jeff Kulak (Owlkids Books)

Comic/Graphic Novel 
Bronze: Fishing with Gubby by Kim LaFave & Gary Kent (Harbour Publishing)

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