Thursday, September 29, 2011

Literary Classics Book Award Finalists Announced

Literary Classics announces youth media award winners

RAPID CITY, SD - Literary Classics announced its 2011 selection of top book finalists for children and young adults today.  The list includes finalists from entries received all over the world.  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 2011 award finalists follows:

My Body is Special and Belongs to Me
Written by Sally Berenzweig, MEd, MA & Cherie Benjoseph, LCSW,
illustrated by Lilah Cohen

Ivy, Homeless in San Francisco
Written by Summer Brenner

Daria Rose and The Day She Chose
Written by Yvonne Capitelli, illustrated by Sherri Forrester Baldy

The Ruby Red Slippers
Written by DeeDee Fox, illustrated by DeeDee Fox

Monster Removal Guide
Written by Garett Gruber, illustrated by Patrick Carlson

The Magic of Finkleton
Written by K.C. Hilton

The Secret of the Sacred Scarab
Written by Fiona Ingram

Feed Your Fish!
Written by Michael Madlener, illustrated by Patrick Reeves

The Adventures of Bella and Harry: Let's Visit Paris!

Written by Lisa Manzione, illustrated by Kristine Lucco

The Golden Pathway
Written by Donna M. McDine,  illustrated by K.C. Snider

Dave Learns Spanish
Written by Evelyn Rothstein

Stripey Follows His Dream
Written by Gail Melville Shumway,  illustrated by Gail Melville Shumway

Wacky Jacky: The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen
Written by Jaclyn Stapp, illustrated by Kristine Lucco

Muted Grey
Written by Dianna L. Young

All final award levels and categories will be announced October 15, 2011.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's 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 the key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee is comprised of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing.

No comments:

Post a Comment