Friday 4 October 2013

2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards: Winners announced

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are presented by the Independent Publisher 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.

Recently, the Moonbeam Children's Book Award winners were announced.  From over 1200 entries, 165 winners were selected, representing 35 states,  five provinces, and 7 countries overseas.

Congratulations to our Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers who were awarded Moonbeam Children's Book Awards for 2013. They include the following four titles:

Pre-teen Fiction: Fantasy

Shade & Sorceress: The Last Days of Tian Di Book 1
by Catherine Egan 

My review

Pre-teen Fiction: Historical/Cultural

Taking the Reins
by Dayle Campbell Gaetz

Young Adult Fiction: General

The Silent Summer of Kyle McGinley
by Jan Andrews 
Great Plains Teen Fiction

My review

Young Adult Fiction: Historical/Cultural

Violins of Autumn
by Amy McAuley
Walker Publishing

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