Friday, November 1, 2019

2019 Book Award Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release
Literary Classics
Rapid City, South Dakota
Tradition continues with the arrival of one of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young adult literature. The 2019 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 quite impressive, and we congratulate all the finalists for their outstanding and inspiring work. Final awards, categories, and levels will be announced on November 15, 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. 
Lester Aradi, Tricycle and Friends, Post Hill Press 
Bon Blossman, Behind the Mirror, My Mystery Party
Annie Boochever, Fighter in Velvet Gloves, University of Alaska Press
Laura Bullock, The Traveling Javelinas, Create Space Independent Publishing
Lisa Calhoun-Owen, The Moonlight Dancer, Warren Publishing
Geanna Culbertson, Crisanta Knight: Inherent Fate, BQB Publishing
Tracy Detz, No Fish for Charles, Warren Publishing
John Egenes, Man & Horse: The Long Ride Across America, Delta Vee
M.J. Evans, PERCY - The Racehorse Who Didn’t Like to Run, Dancing Horse Press
Patrick Finegan, Cooperative Lives, Two Skates Publishing LLC
Diana Forbes, Mistress Suffragette, Penmore Press LLC
Barbara Freeman, Mirror Mirror, Laredo Publishing Company
J.W. Garrett, Remeon’s Destiny, BHC Press
Patrick Garry, In the Shadow of War, Kenric Books
V. A. Givens, Sealed with a Twist, Eclectic Quill Publishing
Lori Harrison, Why Water’s Worth It, Water Environment Federation
Ndaa Hassan, Ramadan Around the World, Self-Published
Melanie Hooyenga, The Edge Rules, Left-Handed Mitten Publications
Connie Huddleston, Greg’s Fourth Adventure in Time, ITP Press
Mutch Katsonga, The Melancholy History of Mayfly, Self-Published
Courtney Leigh Pahlke, Life Force Preserve, EBooks2Go
Wendy Leighton-Porter, The Shadow of Camelot, Silver Quill Publishing
Gloria Lintermans, SAM: The Cat Without a Tail, Blooming Twig Books
Suzanne Jacobs Lipshaw, I Campaigned for Ice Cream, Warren Publishing
Alison McBain, The Rose Queen, Fairfield Scribes
Jackie Minniti, One Small Spark, Anaiah Press
Susan Morrison, Home Front Girl, Chicago Review Press
Edy Nathan, It’s Grief: The Dance of Self Discovery, As I Am Press
Daniela I Norris, Premonitions, Roundfire Books
Christina M Pages, The Woodland Adventures of Lucy and Will, Waldorf Publishing
Jeannie Panchal, Oregon Trail Activity Guide, Self-Published
Jessica Reed, Running with the Wolves, BHC Press
Jessica Renwick, The Book of Chaos, Starfell Press
A. M. Robin, Hidden Scales, A.M. Robin
Joseph Ruder, Daydreaming Danny and the Pirate Treasure, CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Sylvia Sanchez Garza, Cascarones, Floricanto Press
Navya Sarikonda, The Enchanters’ Child, Ingramspark
Chad-Michael Simon, Yellowstone: The Bears of Caldera, Hyphenated Press
Sonya Song, Pirate Bear, Chinchilla Books
Sonya Song, City of More, Chinchilla Books
Kena Sosa, The Unhuggables, River Road Press
C.R. Stewart, Britfield and the Lost Crown, Devonfield Publishing
Astrid V.J., Aspiring, Part 1 of the Siblings’ Tale, New Wings Press
Final award levels & categories will be announced on November 15, 2019
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 encouraging positive values in the impressionable minds of future generations. To learn more about Literary Classics, you may visit their website at or

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