Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Literary Classics Book Awards and Top Honors Book Award Finalists Announced

Tradition continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young adult literature. The 2018 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 November 15, 2018. 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, May 10, 11 & 12, 2019.  
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.

Anders Roseberg  The Wondrous Wandering Acrobats Show  Anders Roseberg
Jennifer Ann Aquino  The International Family Guide to US University Admissions  Wiley & Sons
Arlo Guthrie  Monsters  Rising Son International, Ltd.
Andrea Torrey Balsara  The Great & the Small   Common Deer Press
Marlo Berliner  The Ghost Chronicles 2  Teddy Blue Books
Bon Blossman  The Noxhelm Murders   Create Space
Terry Braddock  The Stump - Abridged Version  Terry L. Braddock
D. A. Brittain  Judah’s Scepter and the Sacred Stone  First Edition Design Publishing
Caytlyn Brooke  Wired BHC Press
Tiffany Brooks  Reality Gold   Dunemere Books
Elizabeth Doyle Carey Junior Lifeguards Series  Dunemere Books
Cheryl Carpinello  Guinevere: At the Dawn of Legend  Beyond Today Educator
Theresa Cones  Tales From a Crowded Pet Room  Covenant Books
DJ Corchin, Illustrated by Tyler Hawx  Half-Cat The phazelFOZ Company, LLC
Susan Count, Illustrated by Elena Shved  Selah’s Painted Dream  Hastings Creations Group
C F Crawford, Illustrated L H Crawford  Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers: The Summer Tales  Lauco Press
Crystal Chatterton  Awesome Science Experiments for Kids  Rockridge Press
Mrs. D. Olga D’Agostino  The Trees Have Hearts  MrsDBooks LLC

Philip Derrick  Facing the Dragon  Sunnyslope Press
Laurel Downing Bill  Aunt Phil’s Trunk Bringing Alaska’s History Alive Aunt Phil’s Trunk LLC
Martha Driscoll, co-author, Ann Driscoll  Sammy the Seahorse  Driscoll Publishing
Murray Eiland Jr  The Raid on Troy  CreateSpace
Sabrina Fedel  Leaving Kent State   Harvard Square Editions
Mackenzie Flohr  The Rite of Wands  BHC Press
Gregory A. Fournier  The Richard Streicher Jr. Murder Wheatmark Inc.
Claire Fullerton  Mourning Dove  Firefly Southern Fiction
Laurie Germaine  Tinsel in a Tangle  Clean Reads
Cliff Graham  Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus  Bethany House
Stacie Haas  Freedom for Me: A Chinese Yankee  5050 Press
T.J. Hackworth  Bedtime for Buzzy   Downtown and Brown Ventures
Krysten Hager  Landry in Like   Clean Reads
Anne Hamilton  Merlin’s Wood: The Battle of the Trees 1  Armour Books
Jane Alvey Harris  Riven  Jane Alvey Harris
Jane Alvey Harris  Secret Keeper Jane Alvey Harris
Ginger Heller  The Kid Who Beat Wall Street and Saved Africa  Create Space
Melanie Hooyenga  The Trail Rules  CreateSpace
C.M. Huddleston  Greg’s Third Adventure in Time  ITP Press
Lauren Hudson The Deception  Headline Books
Kathleen Jacobs, Illustrated by Ashley Teets  Please Close It!  Headline Books
Jenna Elizabeth Johnson  The Legend of Oescienne Series  Create Space
Joseph Ruder Daydreaming Danny and the Green Dragon  Create Space
Kena Sosa  Kindertransport-A Child’s Journey   4RV Publishing LLC
Mia Kerick  My Crunchy Life  Harmony Ink Press
Lori Kline Almost a Minyan  Sociosights Press
DG Lamb The Deepest Cut  Calyse Publishing
S.A. Larsen  Marked Beauty   Ellysian Press
Nelda Lateef  Animal Village  Sub-Saharan Publishers
Wendy Leighton-Porter  The Shadow of the Tudor Rose  (Book 9, Shadows from the Past ) Mauve Square
Adam Leitman Bailey  Home  Building Foundations Publishing Company
Jacqui Letran Unleash Your Inner Super Powers  A Healed Mind

Regan W. H. Macaulay  Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far  Mirror Publishing
P.H.C. Marchesi  Shelby & Shauna Kitt and the Alterax Buttons  CreateSpace
Matthew Mayo  Stranded: A Story of Frontier Survival  Five Star Publishing
Sarah McGuire Valiant   Carolrhoda Books
Joyce McPherson  The Pandora Device   Candleford Press
Cat Michaels, Illustrated by Irene Jahns Sweet T and the Turtle Team 2101 Ink

Daniela I. Norris  Recognitions  Roundfire Books
Lisa Anne Novelline  Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops Lisa Anne Novelline
Tempeste O’Riley  Blood’s Song Encompass Ink, Teen
Wolfgang Parker  Crime Cats: The Deadly Scarab  Rogue Agent Publishing
D.E. Partridge The Claimed Kindle Direct Publishing
Linda Petrie Bunch  A Birth Day for Hannah  Book Club Productions
Catherine Rademacher Gibson  Glorious Fourth of July  S.D. Historical Society Press
AJ Reilly  The Askren Boys  Waldorf Publishing
Marc Remus  The Golden Maple Tree (Book 2, Magora series)   Misty Moon Books
Marc Remus The Language Thieves  Misty Moon Books
Bill Richardson, Illustrated by Roxanna Bikadoroff  The Alphabet Thief  Groundwood Books
D.A. Roach Cross  DA Roach Fiction
Diane Mae Robinson  The Dragon Grammar Book   Diane Mae Robinson Ink
Sandra L. Rostirolla  Cecilia  Pinkus Books
Lynn Salsi, co-author Joe Campbell, Illustrated by Ashley Teets  Hurricane: Jamar’s Story  Headline Books
Jonathan Schork, Illustrated by Jonathan Schork  More Tales from the Enchanted Wood SM~ARC, inc.
Jeremy Shapiro, Illustrated by Marydeaton Heldman  Hugo and Nora Ingramspark
Shanalee Sharboneau, Illustrated by Israel Dilean My Daddy Loves Me / My Mommy Loves Me Mascot Books
Carolyn Sloan, Illustrated by James Williamson  Welcome to the Symphony  Workman Publishing Company
Eric Stevens  His Guide in the Night  Eric Stevens
Anne Sweazy-Kulju  Grog Wars, Dos  Louise Ann Kulju
Tayyaba Syed, Illustrated by Melani Putri  The Blessed Bananas  Prolance Publishing

Cynthia Toney  The Other Side of Freedom  Write Integrity Press
Chuck Vance  Sneaking Out  Dunemere Books
Jarrett Whitlow What if Dinosaurs Were Pink?  Warren Publishing
Vivian Zabel  Where Did Panther Go?  4RV Publishing

Final award levels & categories will be announced November 15, 2018

The Eighth Annual Literary Classics Book Awards will be presented in May, 2019 in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival in the City of Presidents.

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