Monday, 17 November 2014

2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards: Winners announced

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are presented by the Independent Publisher and Jenkins Group 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 4 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.

Recently, the Moonbeam Children's Book Award winners were announced and we'd like to offer our congratulations to our Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers who were awarded Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for 2014. They include the following six awards:

Pre-teen Fiction: General

Red River Raging
(Disaster Strikes! Book 8)
by Penny Draper

Pre-teen Fiction: Historical/Cultural

Red Wolf
by Jennifer Dance

Young Adult Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

GOLD (tie)
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
by E. K. Johnston
Carolrhoda Lab

Young Adult Fiction: Historical/Cultural

Morven and the Horse Clan
by Luanne Armstrong
Great Plains Teen Fiction

BRONZE (tie)
The Comic Book War
by Jacqueline Guest
Coteau Books

Young Adult Fiction: Mature Issues

Jamie's Got a Gun
by Gail Sidonie Sobat and Spyder Yardley-Jones
Great Plains Teen Fiction

Best Illustrator

Jason Doll
Would Someone Please Answer the Parrot!
Written by Beryl Young
Peanut Butter Press


Gail Sidonie Sobat said...

Thanks, Helen - you rock the casbah! :D

EK Johnston said...

Hello! I am EK Johnston, author of THE STORY OF OWEN: DRAGON SLAYER OF TRONDHEIM (YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi), and I am also Canadian.

I'm very glad to find this blog.