Wednesday, June 15, 2016

2016 Literary Classics International and Literary Classics Top Honors Book Award Finalists Announced

To follow are the finalists for the 2016 Literary Classics Book Awards
One of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young adult literature has arrived.  The 2016 Literary Classics Book Award Finalists have been announced!  Chosen out of entries submitted from around the globe, these distinguished honorees are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience.  In this highly competitive industry these books represent the best of the best.

The competition this year was steep, and we congratulate all of the finalists for their tremendous and inspiring work. Final awards, categories and levels will be announced on July 1, 2016.  All Silver, Gold and Top Honors award recipients will be invited to attend a round-table discussion, awards ceremony, formal gala, and authors’ book signing in Las Vegas October 13 through 15, 2016

The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize this year’s titles in literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics award selection committee.

Brian Adams  KABOOM!  Green Writers Press
Nicole Audet  Are You Eating My Lunch? Manges-tu mon lunch?  AuthorHouse
Nicole Audet  Strike at Charles’ Farm/Grève à la ferme de Charles  AuthorHouse
Justine Avery  The Darkness  Justine Avery
Wim Baren   Ptaath’s Hammer  Self-published
Elias Berlinger  Little Music Masters, Meet the Notes  My Music Workshop
Bon Blossman  Fiona Frost: Blood Dolls  Create Space
Sherrill Cannon  The Golden Rule  SBPRA
Edward Carey  Foulsham  The Overlook Press
Karen Chacek  Avian Kingdom Feathered Tales  TechStudios, LLC
Lincoln Cole  Second Chances  LC Publishing
Penelope Anne Cole  What’s for Dinner?  Magical Book Works
Cathrina Constantine  Don’t Forget To Breathe  Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
Cathrina Constantine  Tallas  Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly
Linda Covella  The Ghosts of Pebble Brook Lodge  Beau Coup Publishing
Linda Covella  Cryptogram Chaos, A Virtual Reality Adventure  Linda Covella
Tyler Curry  A Peacock Among Pigeons  Mascot Publishing
Stacy Davids  Annie’s Plaid Shirt  Upswing Press
Susan Doherty Hannaford  A Secret Music  Cormorant Books
Laurel Downing Bill  Aunt Phil’s Trunk  Aunt Phil’s Trunk LLC
M.J. Evans  In the Heart of a Mustang  Dancing Horse Press
Pat Frayne  Topaz and the Green Fairies   Create Space
Robin Gregory  The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman  Mad Mystical Journey Press
Susan Griner  The Cemetery Sleeper  Saguaro Books
Nicole Henning  My Wish For You   Anima Readers Publishing
Sarah Hill Posie Pixie And The Fireworks Party Abela Publishing
K. B. Hoyle  The Gateway Chronicles  The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House
C.M. Huddleston  Greg’s First Adventure in Time  Interpreting Time’s Past, LLC
William Jones  Reset   Self Published
Troy Kent  The Reading Promise  Mascot Books
Sahana Kumar  The Rain of Blood  Telemachus Press
Kenneth Kit Lamug  The Stumps of Flattop Hill  One Peace Books
Jacqui Letran  I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me  A Healed Mind
Susan Lion  White Butterfly and Her Wings of Many Colors  Mariposa Blanca Publishing
Sally Loughridge  Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket  Maine Authors Publishing
Jenny Marais  Navigating Your Cancer Journey  Dog Ear Publishing
Jason Marchi  The Growing Sweater  Fahrenheit Books

Sherry L. Meinberg   A Cluster of Cancers  AuthorHouse
Jackie Minniti  Jacqueline  Anaiah Press
Susan Signe Morrison  Grendel’s Mother  Top Hat Books/ John Hunt Publishing
Nasrin Mottahadeh  Ice Dream’s Wish   Nasrin Mottahadeh
Anthony Pardoe  Star Sapphire and the Land of Gems   Anthony and Suzanne Pardoe
Wolfgang Parker  Crime Cats: Missing  Rogue Agent Publishing
Edward Parr  Kingdoms Fall   Edward Parr
James Prewitt  A Long Way Back   Northland Publishing Co
Ellias Quinn  Eventyr  Second March, LLC
Patricia Reding  Select  CreateSpace
Lorilyn Roberts  Seventh Dimension - The City  CreateSpace
Gary Scogin  Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse  Sarah Book Publishing
Christopher Smith  “Guess Who, Mr. Dinosaur?”  Create Space
Beverly Stowe McClure  Under a Purple Moon   Freedom Fox Press
Jessica Therrien  Children of the Gods   Acorn Publishing
Jennifer Thietz    Navigating Your Cancer Journey   Dog Ear Publishing
Sonya Wadhera and Priya Wadhera  Destiny  Double Infinity International Incorporated
Emma Warner-Reed  Dotty and the Calendar House Key  Createspace/Smashwords
Gail Whitmore  A Place to Call Home: Toby’s Tale  Outskirts Press
Steve Wilson  Tempest of Fire  White Feather Press
Steve Wilson  Trinity Icon  White Feather Press
Darla Woodley  Red Socks Go With Absolutely Anything   SonShine Design (Self Published)
Pamela Woods-Jackson  Certainly Sensible   The Wild Rose Press
Kristen Zajac  The Veterans’ Clubhouse  Guardian Angel Publishing

Final award levels and categories will be announced July 1, 2016

The Sixth Annual Literary Classics Book Awards will be presented in Las Vegas in October.  

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