Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards announces winners


damsel distressed kelsey mackeThe Jenkins Group announced the winners of its 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards.

The awards will be given out at the fifth annual Traverse City Children’s Book Festival on November 8th. The awards seek to bring more recognition to the winning authors and to celebrate children’s books and life-long reading.

Of the nearly 50 award categories, a total of six are awarded to young adult authors and their books.

In the general young adult fiction category, Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke took home the gold. Drifting by Lisa R. Nelson won the silver and 84 Ribbons by Paddy Eger won the bronze.

In the fantasy / sci-fi category, Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart and The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston tied for the gold. Merlin’s Blade by Robert Treskillard took home the silver with Martyr by A.R. Kahler taking home the bronze.

In the horror / mystery category, Vision by Lisa Amowitz won gold with Spelled by Kate St. Clair winning the silver and Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia winning the bronze. In the historical / cultural category, Is It Night or Day? by Fern Schumer Chapman won the gold and Morven and the Horse Clan by Luanna Armstrong won the silver. Desta: To Whom the Lions Bow by Getty Ambau and The Comic Book War by Jacqueline Guest tied for the bronze.

In the religion / spirituality category, Fields of the Fatherless by Elaine Marie Cooper won the gold. Feathers & Trumpets: A Story of Hildegard of Bingen by Joyce Ray and Shanti and the Magic Mandala by F.T. Camargo won silver and bronze, respectively.

In the mature issues category, Teeny Little Grief Machines by Linda Oatman High won the gold. Jamie’s Got a Gun by Gail Sidonie Sobat & Spyder Yardley-Jones won the silver. Bereft by Craig Laurance Gidney won the bronze.

For more, visit the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards website.

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