11th Annual Awards - Closed for judging.
The 2017 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards is now closed for judging. Best of luck to the entrants!
Results will be announced on about October 4th.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and are dedicated to supporting childhood literacy and life-long reading. The contest is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish for the North American market. Books that are published with a 2016 or 2017 copyright or that were released since October 1, 2015 are eligible.
The 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards results have been announced - congratulations to the medalists! View the results here.
The 2016 Moonbeam Awards Ceremony was held on November 12th at the Park Place in Traverse City, Michigan. To view pictures of the ceremony, click here.
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Congratulations to the 2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Award medalists! >>>>
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Winner of the Week
Magickeepers: The Eternal Hourglass
By Erica Kirov
Sourcebooks / Jabberwocky - 2009 Medalist
Nick Rostov's life is borderline embarrassing.
His dad is well known as the worst magician in Las Vegas. Nick hasn't had a real friend in years. And his report card is not good at all. One F. Two Cs. One B-minus. And an A. In Health. But on Nick's thirteenth birthday his life changes forever. Awaking on the top floor of the world famous Winter Palace Hotel and Casino, he meets, for the first time, his extended family. A family gifted with the power of magic, real magic, exiled from their native Russia, they now hide in plain sight among the neon lights of the Casino.
All members of the family are powerful magicians, but Nick is unique. Nick has the sight--the ability to see into the past. His gift is the only way to unravel the mystery of the Eternal Hourglass, a magic artifact so strong it can even stop time. But the family's enemies will stop at nothing to get it. Nick knows that he is in for the adventure of a lifetime... if he survives.
The one and only Harry Houdini was killed for it, the most powerful magicians have battled for centuries to retrieve it, and even the Ancient Pharoahs feared its power.
About the Awards
Illustration by 2007 'Best Illustrator' Award-Winner Becky Kelly from the book, Heavenly Skies & Lullabies www.beckykelly.com
Presented by Jenkins Group and IndependentPublisher.com, the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. Awards are given in 42 print book and five e-book categories covering the full range of subjects, styles and age groups that children’s books are written and published in today.
As our society has gotten more complex and growing up has become more complicated, children’s book authors and publishers have risen to the occasion, creating books that not only celebrate the joys of childhood, but also help kids and families deal with its challenges. The Moonbeam Awards will recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of booksellers, librarians, parents and children.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are presented by publishing services company Jenkins Group, Inc. of Traverse City, Michigan. Jenkins Group has been involved in book packaging, marketing and distribution since 1988, and many of its founders and employees now have children and grandchildren who strongly influence the company culture with their youthful exuberance and love of books.
Writing and publishing books that teach and inspire our children is an extremely important task, and these awards are conducted in appreciation of those efforts. Thank you and best of luck in the Moonbeam Awards!