Thursday, October 15, 2015

Literary Classics 2015 Book Awards Announced!

Literary Classics Announces Youth Media Top Book Award Recipients

Literary Classics announced its 2015 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 2015 recipients follows:


Enchanted Page
Pitter and Patter
written by Martha Sullivan
illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Dawn Publications

Eloquent Quill Book Award
by Donna Marie Seim
Illustrated by Susan Spellman
Peter A. Randall Publishing

Lumen Award
Hope is Here!
by Cristina Kessler
Illustrated by Marcos Castillo
Little Bell Caribbean

Words on Wings
Knights of Nevertheless
by R.A. McClure
Self Published

YOUNG AUTHOR AWARD (written by an author under 21 years of age):
Outdancing the Universe
Lauren Gilmore
Hell Press

Best Illustrator  -  Christmas Nevermore, by Marc Cadieux and Herve Bastien, illustrated by Christina Zakhozhay - SRF
Best First Picture Book  -  Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse, written by Gary Scogin, illustrated by Alex Ray - Sarah Book Publishing
Best First Chapter Book  -  Naji and the Mystery of the Dig, Vahid Imani - Stormtop Publishing
Best First Novel  -  Bristol Bay Summer, Annie Boochever - Alaska Northwest Books
Best Picture Book Series  -  I Feel..., written and illustrated by D.J. Corchin - PhazelFOZ Company, LLC
Best Chapter Book Series - Tales of Mr. Snuggywhiskers, C.F. Crawford - Lauco Press

Picture Book Preschool - Gold,  Sheila and the Magnificent Tail, by Jeremy Shapiro, illustrated by MaryDeaton Heldman - IngramSpark
Picture Book Preschool - Silver, Odie’s Best Friend, Kristen Mott, illustrated Lowell Hildebrandt - Author House
General Preschool - Gold, Wishing Away, by Ann Dwan - Tate Publishing
General Preschool - Silver, Can We Keep Him?,  by Ann Dwan - Tate Publishing
Picture Book Early Reader - Gold, Pancakes with Papa, by Dena Albergo Jayson, illustrated by Rainer M. Osinger - Feme Press
Picture Book Early Reader - Silver, We Are Whoooo We Are, by Melinda Chambers, illustrated by Sue Ann Maxwell Spiker - Headline Books
General Early Reader - Gold, Birds of a Feather, by Karen Chacek - TechStudios, LLC
General Early Reader - Silver, Two Hoots and a Holler, by Karen Chacek - TechStudios, LLC
Health / Self Esteem Early Reader - Gold, A Filly for Laura, Ashley Hotter - Tate Publishing
Health / Self Esteem Early Reader - Silver, Her Pink Hair, written and illustrated by Jill Dana - Guardian Angel Publishing

Chapter Preteen  -  Gold, Naji and the Mystery of the Dig, by Vahid Imani - Stormtop Publishing
Chapter Preteen - Silver, Sir Princess Petra’s Talent, by Diane Mae Robinson -  Tate Publishing
General Preteen  -  Gold, The 11th Year of Christopher Arthur McDaniels, by Marc Kuhn - Create Space
General Preteen - Silver, I Live in a Doghouse, by Beverly Stowe McClure - Muse It Up Publishing
Fantasy Preteen  -  Gold, The Hunter Awakens, by J.R. Roper - Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Fantasy Preteen - Silver, The Gift of Sunderland, by J.E. Rogers, illustrated by Guy Atherfold - Arcadia Publishing Group, LLC
Mystery Preteen  -  Gold, Fiona Frost, Shillingstone Witch, by Dr. Bon Blossman - Create Space
Mystery Preteen  -   Silver, Search for the Stone of Excalibur, by Fiona Ingram, Biblio Publishing
Fiction Preteen  -  Gold, Star of the Team, by Beverly Stowe McClure - 4RV Publishing
Fiction Preteen  -  Silver, The Castle Blues Quake, by Linda Covella - Beau Coup Publishing

General Young Adult  -  Gold, Old Earth, by Gary Grossman - Diversion Books
General Young Adult - Silver, Grog Wars, by Anne Sweazy-Kulju - Tate Publishing
Fantasy Fiction Young Adult  -  Gold, Oathtaker, by Patricia Reding - Create Space
Fantasy Fiction Young Adult - Silver, The Universe Builders, by Steve Lebel - Argon Press
Science Fiction Young Adult   -  Gold, The Clay Lion, by Amalie Jan - Bermlord Publishing
Science Fiction Young Adult - Silver, Breeder, by K.B. Hoyle - Writer’s Coffee Shop
Fiction Young Adult   -   Gold, Knights of Nevertheless, by Rachel M. Hough - Self Published
Fiction Young Adult  -  Silver, Strays, by Jennifer Caloyeras - Ashland Creek Press
Historic Fiction Young Adult- Gold, Shadow of the Hawk, by K.S. Jones - Astraea Press
Historic Fiction Young Adult- Silver, The Crimson Emperor, by Wim Baren - Self Published
Poetry Young Adult  -  Gold, Outdancing the Universe, by Lauren Gilmore - Hell Press
Poetry Young Adult  -  Silver, Kinyamaswa, by Andreas Morgner - Apprentice House Press

Biography Preteen - Gold, Evelyn and the War Effort, by Evelyn Rothstein, illustrated by Elizabeth Uhlig - Marble House Editions
Biography Young Adult - Gold, The Violets are Mine, by Lester Morris - Javelina Books
Cultural Issues - Preteen - Gold, Naji and the Mystery of the Dig, by Vahid Imani - Stormtop Publishing
Cultural Issues Young Adult - Gold, Yakimali’s Gift, by Linda Covella - Clean Reads / Astraea Press
Educational  -  Gold, Tame Your Manners, by Loretta Neff - Elegant Way Publishing
Environmental Issues  -  Gold, Christmas Nevermore, by Marc Cadieux and Herve Bastien, illustrated by Christina Zakhozhay - SRF
Faith Based Picture Book  -  Gold, Adoptive Father, written & illustrated by Kayleen West - Etrinity Publishing
Faith Based Young Adult - Gold, The Castle, by Lorilyn Roberts - CreateSpace
Female Audience  - Gold, A Time to Love in Tehran, by C.G. Fewston - Black Rose Writing
Health / Self Esteem - Gold, Strays, by Jennifer Caloyeras - Ashland Creek Press
Holiday Picture Book -  Gold, Ten Little Tricksters, by Penelope Anne Cole - Guardian Angel Publishing
Holiday Book - Gold, Christmas Nevermore, by Marc Cadieux and Herve Bastien, illustrated by Christina Zakhozhay - SRF
Horror - Gold, Unreal City, by A.R. Meyering - Innisfree Press
Inspirational / Visionary - Picture Book  -  Gold, A Story of Becoming, Ayne Cates Sullivan, Ph.D., illustrated by Belle Crow DuCray - Infinite Light Publishing
Inspirational / Visionary  Preteen  -  Gold, Mystical Rules for my Magical Daughter, by D.J. Corchin - PhazelFOZ, LLC
Inspirational / Visionary Young Adult  -  Gold, Ripples Through Time, by Ryan Jordan - LC Publishing
Interactive Book - Gold, Sherlock and Me, by Jeff Nathan, illustrated by Liz Ball - Chucklebooks Publishing
Male Audience  -  Gold, My Big Tow, by Kyle Chirgwin, illustrated by Joshua Otero - TT Publications
Rhyme Book - Gold, Little Bird Lost, by Kate Larkinson, photos by Steve Larkinson - Create Space

The 2015 Literary Classics book award recipients will be recognized during an awards presentation to be held on April 2, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.  A complete list, including links to Literary Classics' reviews of all award winning books, may be found at

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 is comprised of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing.   To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Literary Classics for honoring HER PINK HAIR with an award!! :)