2013 Literary Classics Book Award Recipients Announced
10/15/2013

Literary Classics Book Awards and Reviews announces the recipients for the 2013 International Book Awards for children's and young adult literature.

Online PR News – 15-October-2013 – Rapid City, SD – October 15, 2013
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Literary Classics Announces Youth Media Top Book Winners

SOUTH DAKOTA - Literary Classics announced its 2013 selection of top books for children and young adults today. Award recipients were selected from entries received from around the globe. The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize the following titles in children’s and young adult literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Awards committee.

A list of the 2013 recipients follows:

TOP HONORS BOOK AWARDS:
Enchanted Page Book Award - Quinn’s Search for the Samurai, by Gene and Iris Rotberg, illustrated by Bryn Barnard - Tower View Press
Eloquent Quill Book Award - Finding My Place, by Margo L. Dill - White Mane Kids
Lumen Award - Eagle of Delight, by Dr. Jean A. Lukesh - Field Mouse Productions

BEST IN CATEGORY:
Best Illustrator - Quinn’s Search for the Samurai, illustrated by Bryn Barnard, written by Gene and Iris Rotberg - Tower View Press
Best First Picture Book - Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure, by Donna Arlynn Frisinger, illustrated by Monica Gutierrez - Standard Publishing
Best First Chapter Book - About a Farm, by Marc Kuhn, illustrated by Lynda Mangoro - CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Best First Novel - Living with Your Past Selves, by Bill Hiatt - CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Best Series - The Bella & Harry Book Series, by Lisa Manzione, illustrated by Kristine Lucco - Bella and Harry, LLC

PRESCHOOL/EARLY READER:
Picture Book Preschooler - Gold, Over in the Forest Come and Take a Peek, Marianne Berkes - Dawn Publications
Picture Book Preschooler - Silver, Little Isaac’s Big Adventure, by Tracy Schuldt Helixon, illustrated by Jack Foster - Guardian Angel Publishing
Picture Book Early Reader - Gold, Quinn’s Search for the Samurai, by Gene and Iris Rotberg, illustrated by Bryn Barnard - Tower View Press
Picture Book Early Reader - Silver, Greet the Dawn, written and illustrated by S.D. Nelson - S.D. State Historical Soc. Press
General Early Reader - Gold, Deputy Dorkface. How Mannerland Got its Manners Back, by Kevin D. Janison, illustrated by Eldon Doty - Stephens Press
General Early Reader - Silver, Noisy Bug Sing-Along, by John Himmelman - Dawn Publications
Educational Early Reader - Gold, What’s in the Garden, by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Cris Arbo - Dawn Publications
Educational Early Reader - Silver, Nature’s Patchwork Quilt, by Mary Michè, illustrated by Consie Powell - Dawn Publications
Environmental Issues Early Reader - Gold, Nature Recycles, How About You? by Michelle Lord - Sylvan Dell Publishing
Environmental Issues - Silver, Fairminded Fran, and the Three Small Black Community Cats, by Linda Elder, illustrated by Kathy Abney - Foundation for Critical Thinking

PRE-TEEN / TWEEN
Fantasy Pre-teen - Gold, The Wicked Passage, N.M. Singel - Mitchell Morris Publishing
Fantasy Pre-teen - Silver, Loogie the Booger Genie, by N.E. Castle - N.E. Castle
Historical Fiction Pre-teen - Gold, Dear Frank: Babe Ruth, The Red Sox, and the Great War, by W. Nikola-Lisa - Gyroscope Books
Historical Fiction Pre-teen - Silver, Woody’s World, by E. Renee Heiss - Character Publishing
Historical Nonfiction Pre-teen - Gold, Eagle of Delight, by Dr. Jean A. Lukesh - Field Mouse Productions
Historical Nonfiction Pre-teen - Silver, Evelyn and the Two Evas, by Evelyn Rothstein - Marble House Editions
Nonfiction Pre-teen - Gold, Bullies, Cyberbullies and Frenemies, by Michele Elliot - Wayland
Nonfiction Pre-teen - Silver, Katrina and Winter, Partners in Courage, by Nancy Stewart - Guardian Angel Publishing

YOUNG ADULT
Fantasy Fiction Young Adult - Gold, Owlet, by Emma Michaels - Tribute Books
Fantasy Fiction Young Adult - Silver, Living with Your Past Selves, by Bill Hiatt - CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Fiction Young Adult - Gold, The Trial of Misella Cross, by Catherine Witek - Sky Parlor Press
Fiction Young Adult - Silver, Life on Hold, by Beverly Stowe McClure - 4 RV Publishing LLC
Nonfiction Young Adult - Gold, Have Fun & Get it Done, by Jenèe Dana - My Focus Book, LLC
Nonfiction Young Adult - Silver, The Grief Recovery Kit, by Tanya Kilgore - Aepisaurus Publishing, LLC
Faith Based Young Adult - Gold, The School of Ministry, by Braxton A Cosby - Keith Publications
Faith Based Young Adult - Silver, Love the Wounded, by Lynn Dove - Word Alive Press

SPECIAL INTEREST
Historical Non-Fiction - Gold, Windjamming to China, by Gustave Tjgaard - Strategic Book Group
Inspirational / Motivational - Gold, The Modern Man, Cristiane Serruya - CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Faith Based - Gold, Bink and Slinky’s Ark Adventure, by Donna Arlynn Frisinger, illustrated by Monica Gutierrez - Standard Publishing
Environmental Issues - Gold, Arlene the Rebel Queen, by Carol Liu - Emerald Book Company
Health and Well Being - Gold, Jack Teaches his Friends..., by Sally Berenzweig MEd, MA & Cherie Benjoseph LCSW, illustrated by Lilah Cohen - Kidsafe Foundation
Male Audience - Gold, Dear Frank, Babe Ruth, the Red Sox and the Great War, by W. Nikola-Lisa - Gyroscope Books
Female Audience - Gold, Molly the Mermaid, written and illustrated by Cari Lyn - Lapis Moon Publishing

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics’ highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at www.literaryclassicsawards.com.