Wednesday, June 14, 2017

2017 Literary Classics Book Award Finalists Announced


Release Date: June 15, 2017

Literary Classics

Literary Classics Announces Youth Media Top Book Award Finalists

Rapid City, SD -  The annual tradition continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young adult literature. The 2017 Literary Classics Book Award Finalists and Top Honors Book Awards Finalists have been announced. Selected from submissions by entrants 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 foremost in literature in their respective categories.

The competition this year was tremendous, and we congratulate all of the finalists for their outstanding and inspiring work. Final awards, categories and levels will be announced on July 1, 2017. All Silver, Gold and Top Honors award recipients will be invited to attend a writers’ conference, awards ceremony, formal gala, and authors’ book signing to be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival, Labor Day Weekend, 2017. 
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.

Natalie Allison   A Shift Toward Prey   Primedia E-launch LLC
Lis Anna-Langston  Tupelo Honey  Mapleton Publishers
Kay Beth Avery   Unbroken Spirits   Western Reflections Publishing
Terry John Barto   Nickerbacher   TJB KIDS
Cassandra Briskman   If You Wish   Waterside Productions
Caytlyn  Brooke   Dark Flowers   BHC Press imprint H20
Nicholas Cappas   Heaven Breaks In   Kingdom Press
Mukuka Chipanta   A Casualty of Power    Weaver Press
Penelope Anne Cole   In and Out, All 'Round About - Opposite Friends   Magical Book Works
Susan Count   Mary’s Song   Hastings Creations Group
CF Crawford   Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers: The Spring Tales   Lauco Press
Ronan Cray   Dust Eaters North   Abrasax Press
Dayle Dabney   Corinne's Fin   Headline Books
JODY A. DEAN, Ph.D.   Roxie the Doxie Finds her Forever Home   Tally Ho Publishing
Louis DeGrado   The Calling of the Protectors, The Legend of Chief   IUniverse
Chess Desalls   The Call to Search Everywhen   Czidor Lore, LLC
Susan Doherty Hannaford   A Secret Music    Cormorant Books
Martha Driscoll   Nosey's Wild Ride on the Belle of Louisville   Driscoll Publishing
D. G.  Driver   No One Needed to Know    Amazon
Carmela Dutra   Little Katie Goes to the Moon   Pegasus Pony
Murray Eiland Jr   The Sword of Telemon   Amazon
M.J. Evans   The Stone of Mercy-Book 1 of the Centaur Chronicles    Dancing Horse Press
Cindy Farwell   Milk Bottles and Mud Pies   Tate Publishing
Kevin Foster   The Gospel According To Ruth: A Season of Harvest 121 Days of Devotions  Carpenter's Son
Gregory A. Fournier   Terror in Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked   Wheatmark, Inc.
SJ Francis   Shattered Lies   Black Opal Books
Scott M. Graffius   Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions   CreateSpace
Jean Guthrie   Mystical Aria: Seeking the Gallion Queen   Sojourn Publishing, LLC
Paul Haddad   Skinny White Freak   Independent
Constance Hale   'Iwalani's Tree   BeachHouse Publishing

Rebecca Hammond Yager  Beauty & the Beast  Poisoned Plume

JD Harper   Glint   CreateSpace
Luke T. Harrington  Ophelia, Alive  Post Mortem Press
Pamela Hartley   The Seasons of a Giant   CreateSpace
Melanie Hooyenga   The Slope Rules   CreateSpace
K. B. Hoyle   Criminal   The Writer's Coffee Shop
C.M. Huddleston   Greg's Second Adventure in Time   Interpreting Time's Past PRESS
Dorothea Jensen   A Buss from Lafayette   BQB Publishing
Kenny Chumbley Jim McGuiggan   The Green Children   Prairie Papers
Jenna Elizabeth Johnson   Faeborne    Create Space
K.S. Jones   Black Lightning   Mirror World Publishing
PM Kelly   Dream Butterflies   Bookbaby
Germany Kent   You Are What You Tweet: Harness The Power of Twitter...   Star Stone Press
Shannon Kirk   The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall   Reputation Books
Joni Klein-Higger and Flora Zaken-Greenberg, Ph.D.   Coby Ryan Harris Is Officially Fat   Guardian Angel Publishing
S.A. Larsen   Motley Education    Leap Books, LLC
Wendy Leighton-Porter   Max’s Christmas Adventure   Mauve Square Publishing
Wendy Leighton-Porter   Shadows from the Past book series   Mauve Square Publishing
Jacqui Letran   5 Simple Questions to Reclaim Your Happiness!   A Healed Mind
Janelle Diller & Lisa Travis   Pack-n-Go Girls Adventure Series   WorldTrek Publishing

Hiba Masood   Drummer Girl   Daybreak Press
Lisa McCombs   Bombs Bursting in Air   Headline Books
Susan Morrison   A Medieval Woman’s Companion: Women’s Lives...   Oxbow Books
AC Moyer   All Sleep   Aurelia Press
Loretta Neff Sip   Tea with Mad Hatter   Neff Publishing, LLC
Katy Newton Naas   Guardian   Clean Reads
Bryan Ney   Calamity Jane, How the West Began    Dragon Tree Books
Amanda Noll   Hey That’s MY Monster!   Flashlight Press
Lisa Anne Novelline   Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind   Self Published
Marina Osipova   The Cruel Romance    iUniverse
Christina Pag├ęs  Lucy in her Secret Wood (A Story Inspired by Wordsworth's wild child Lucy Gray)  Waldorf  Publishing
Wolfgang Parker   Crime Cats, the Dusenbury Curse   Rogue Agent Publishing
Fiza Pathan   CLASSICS: Why and how we can encourage children to read them   Fiza Pathan Publishing 
Regina Puckett   I Will Breathe   Punk & Sissy Publications
Patricia Reding   Ephemeral and Fleeting    Scripta Manent Publishing
Marc Remus   Magora The Gallery of Wonders   Misty Moon Books / Marc Remus
Katelynn Renteria   The Other Side of the Law   Sarah Book Publishing
Diane Mae Robinson   Sir Princess Petra's Mission   Tate Publishing
Garry Rogers   Birds of Dewey-Humboldt, Arizona   Self Published
J.R. Roper   The Tower Below   CHBB Publishing
Hayley Rose   Fifo 50 States   Flowered Press
Walter Scherr   WALTER's WAY: How a Relief Kid Survived TB...    Wiley
Gary Schwartz   The King of Average    Bunny Moon Books
Sheila Slavich   Jumpin’ the Rails!    Xlibris
Natalie Rekstad Sophie Lynn   The Secret Adventures of Anonymouse   Black Fox Philanthropy, LLC
Leigh St John   Quantum Lace  Self-Published
Jess Smart Smiley, 10 Little Monsters Visit New York City, Familius
Teresa  Stern   Grocery Store Alphabet Game   Sarah Book Publishing
Beverly Stowe McClure   A Family for Leona   4RV Publishing LLC
Lynne Stringer   Once Confronted   Rhiza Press
Danielle Vann   The Whizbang Machine   Waldorf Publishing
Stephan von Clinkerhoffen   The Hidden City of Chelldrah-ham   Createspace
Diana Walker   Hopping to America: A Rabbit's Tale of Immigration   Headline Books
Emma Warner-Reed   DOTTY and the Chimney Thief    Calendar House Press
Julie Whitley   Secrets of the Home Wood: the Sacrifice   FriesenPress
Molly & Gary Whitney   Thistle Downe   Bright Sky Press
Steve Wilson   Eye of Charybdis   White Feather Press
Allen Wolf   Hooked   Morning Star Publishing
Heather Wood Galpert   My Pancakes Taste Different Today   Wagon Wheel Productions

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