CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK AWARDS ~ CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK REVIEWS ~ SEAL OF APPROVAL
2016 AWARD WINNING BOOKS
YOUNG AUTHOR AWARD
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AWARD WINNING BOOKS BY YEAR


PRESCHOOL / EARLY READER
Young Author Award
The Rain of Blood  
Sahana Kumar  
Telemachus Press
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Young Author Award
Eventyr  
Ellias Quinn  
Second March, LLC
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General Preschool
Ice Dream’s Wish  
written by Nasrin Mottahadeh  
illustrated by Mehri Dadgar
Nasrin Mottahadeh
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General Preschool
“Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?”  
written by Christopher Smith  
illustrated by Brandon Frazier and Mike Motz
Create Space
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Picture Book / Preschool
White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors  
story by Arnold Bustillo  
Written and illustrated 
by Susan Andra Lion
Mariposa Blanca Publishing​
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Picture Book / Preschool
Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket 
written and illustrated 
by Sally Loughridge  
Maine Authors Publishing​
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Picture Book Early Reader
The Reading Promise  
written by Troy Kent  
illustrated by Elisa Moriconi
Mascot Books
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Picture Book Early Reader
The Growing Sweater  
written by Jason Marchi  
illustrated by Ben Quesnel
Fahrenheit Books
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Rhyme Book Early Reader
The Golden Rule  
written by Sherrill S Cannon  
illustrated by Kalpart
SBPRA
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Rhyme Book Early Reader
The Stumps of Flattop Hill  
written and illustrated by Kenneth Kit Lamug  
One Peace Books
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Cultural Issues Early Reader 
What’s for Dinner?  
written by Penelope Anne Cole 
illustrated by Samantha S. Bell
Magical Book Works
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Cultural Issues Early Reader
A Peacock among Pigeons 
written by Tyler Curry  
illustrated by Clarione Gutierrez
Mascot Publishing
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Educational Early Reader
Strike at Charles’ Farm/Grève à la ferme de Charles  
written by Nicole Audet 
illustrated by Mylène Villenueve 
AuthorHouse
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Educational Early Reader
Are You Eating My Lunch? Manges-tu mon lunch?  
written by Nicole Audet  
illustrated by Kathy Kerber
AuthorHouse
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Inspirational / Visionary E.R.
Destiny  
written by Sonya Wadhera and Priya Wadhera  
Double Infinity International Incorporated
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Inspirational / Visionary E.R.
A Peacock among Pigeons  
written by Tyler Curry  
illustrated by Clarione Gutierrez
Mascot Publishing
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General Early Reader
Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales 
The Hollow in the Hill 
written by Karen Chacek  
TechStudios, LLC​
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General Early Reader
Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales Neither Night Nor Day
written by Karen Chacek  
TechStudios, LLC
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Self Esteem Early Reader
Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything  
written by Darla Woodley  
illustrated by Evan Munday
SonShine Design (Self Published)
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Self Esteem Early Reader
My Wish for You  
written and illustrated by 
Nicole Henning  
Anima Readers Publishing
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Chapter Book
Topaz and the Green Fairies  
written by Pat Frayne  
Create Space
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Chapter Book
Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party
written by Sarah Hill 
Abela Publishing
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Children’s Series
Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse 
written by Gary Scogin  
illustrated by Alex Ray
Sarah Book Publishing
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Children’s Series
Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales  
written by Karen Chacek  
TechStudios, LLC
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General Preteen
Greg’s First Adventure in Time  
C.M. Huddleston  
Interpreting Time’s Past, LLC
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General Preteen
Star Sapphire and the Land of Gems 
Anthony Pardoe  
Anthony and Suzanne Pardoe
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Fantasy Preteen
Dotty and the Calendar House Key 
Emma Warner-Reed  
Createspace/Smashwords
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Fantasy Preteen
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman  
Robin Gregory  
Mad Mystical Journey Press
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Mystery Preteen
Crime Cats: Missing  
Wolfgang Parker  
Rogue Agent Publishing
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Mystery Preteen
The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge  
Linda Covella  
Beau Coup Publishing
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Fiction Preteen
A Place to Call Home: Toby’s Tale 
Gail Whitmore  
Outskirts Press
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Fiction Preteen
The Cemetery Sleeper  
Susan Griner  
Saguaro Books
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Fiction Teen
Under a Purple Moon  
Beverly Stowe McClure  
Freedom Fox Press
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Fiction Teen
Cryptogram Chaos, A Virtual Reality Adventure  
Linda Covella  
Linda Covella
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General YA
A Secret Music
Susan Doherty Hannaford  
Cormorant Books
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General YA
In the Heart of a Mustang  
M.J. Evans  
Dancing Horse Press
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Fantasy Fiction YA
Select  
Patricia Reding  
CreateSpace
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Fantasy Fiction YA
Ptaath’s Hammer  
Wim Baren  
Self-published
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The Enchanted Page Book Award
A Peacock among Pigeons  
written by Tyler Curry  
illustrated by Clarione Gutierrez
Mascot Publishing
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The Eloquent Quill Book Award
Foulsham  
written and illustrated by Edward Carey  
The Overlook Press
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Words on Wings Book Award
Grendel’s Mother  
Susan Signe Morrison  
Top Hat Books/ John Hunt Publishing
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Lumen Award for Literary Excellence
I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me, a teen's guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings  
Jacqui Letran  
A Healed Mind
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TOP HONORS AWARDS
Science Fiction YA
Tallas  
Cathrina Constantine  
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
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Science Fiction YA
Reset  
William Jones  
Self Published
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Mystery YA
Fiona Frost: Blood Dolls  
Bon Blossman  
Create Space
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Mystery YA
Don’t Forget To Breathe  
Cathrina Constantine  
Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
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Fiction YA
Tempest of Fire  
Steve Wilson  
White Feather Press
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Fiction YA
Trinity Icon  
Steve Wilson  
White Feather Press
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Series YA
Children of the Gods  
Jessica Therrien  
Acorn Publishing
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Series YA
The Gateway Chronicles  
K. B. Hoyle  
The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
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Historical Fiction
A Long Way Back  
James Prewitt  
Northland Publishing Co
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Historical Fiction
Kingdoms Fall  
Edward Parr  
Edward Parr
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Faith Based
Seventh Dimension - The City  
Lorilyn Roberts  
CreateSpace
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Faith Based
Trinity Icon
Steve Wilson  
White Feather Press
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Nonfiction YA
A Cluster of Cancers  
Sherry L. Meinberg  
AuthorHouse
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Nonfiction YA
I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me, a teen's guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings
Jacqui Letran  
A Healed Mind
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Health / Self Esteem
A Cluster of Cancers
Sherry L. Meinberg  
AuthorHouse
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​Health / Self Esteem
Navigating Your Cancer Journey  
Jennifer Thietz  
Dog Ear Publishing
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Cultural Issues
Second Chances  
Lincoln Cole  
LC Publishing
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Historical Fiction
Jacqueline
Jackie Minniti  
Anaiah Press
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​Gender Specific - Female Audience
Certainly Sensible
Pamela Woods-Jackson  
The Wild Rose Press
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Environmental Issues
KABOOM!  
Brian Adams  
Green Writers Press
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Faith Based Early Reader
The Veterans’ Clubhouse  
written by Kristen Zajac  
illustrated by Jennifer Thomas Houdeshell
Guardian Angel Publishing
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Best Short Story
The Darkness  
Justine Avery  
Justine Avery
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Instructional
Little Music Masters, Meet the Notes  
written by Elias Berlinger  
illustrated by Maryana Kachmar
My Music Workshop
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​Nonfiction Series
Aunt Phil’s Trunk  
Laurel Downing Bill  
Aunt Phil’s Trunk LLC
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Best First Novel
Kingdoms Fall  
Edward Parr  
Edward Parr
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Best Illustrator
Annie’s Plaid Shirt  
written by Stacy B. Davids  
illustrated by Rachael Balsaitis
Upswing Press
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Best First Middle Grade Novel
The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman  
Robin Gregory  
Mad Mystical Journey Press
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Best First Picture Book
Are You Eating My Lunch? Manges-tu mon lunch?  
written by Nicole Audet  
illustrated by Kathy Kerber
AuthorHouse
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Published by an author 21 years of age or under
​Historical Nonfiction 
Aunt Phil’s Trunk  
Laurel Downing Bill  
Aunt Phil’s Trunk LLC
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