CHILDRENS' & YA BOOK AWARDS ~ CHILDRENS' & YA BOOK REVIEWS ~ SEAL OF APPROVAL
BEST FIRST PICTURE BOOK
The Adventures of Bella and Harry: Let's Visit Paris!
Written by Lisa Manzione, illustrated by Kristine Lucco



BEST ILLUSTRATOR
Stripey Follows His Dream
Written by Gail Melville Shumway,  illustrated by Gail Melville Shumway




PICTURE BOOK - PRESCHOOL

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
Feed Your Fish!
Written by Michael Madlener, illustrated by Patrick Reeves




PICTURE BOOK EARLY READER

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen
Written by Jaclyn Stapp, illustrated by Kristine Lucco



SILVER AWARD RECIPIENT
The Golden Pathway
Written by Donna M. McDine,  illustrated by K.C. Snider



SPECIAL INTEREST - ACTIVITY BOOK

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
Monster Removal Guide
Written by Garett Gruber, illustrated by Patrick Carlson



SPECIAL INTEREST - CULTURAL ISSUES

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
Dave Learns Spanish 
Written by Evelyn Rothstein 



SPECIAL INTEREST - EDUCATIONAL

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
My Body is Special and Belongs to Me
Written by Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA & Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW, 
illustrated by Lilah Cohen



SPECIAL INTEREST - SELF ESTEEM

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
Daria Rose and The Day She Chose
Written by Yvonne Capitelli, illustrated by Sherri Forrester Baldy



FICTION PRE-TEEN

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
The Magic of Finkleton
Written by K.C. Hilton



SILVER AWARD RECIPIENT
Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco
Written by Summer Brenner 



MYSTERY PRE-TEEN

GOLD AWARD RECIPIENT
The Secret of the Sacred Scarab
Written by Fiona Ingram








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The Literary Classics judging committee is comprised of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. 


2011 AWARD WINNING BOOKS

AWARD WINNING BOOKS BY YEAR