Middle Grade and Children's Fiction AwardsThe LITTLE PEEPS Writing Competition recognizes emerging new talent and outstanding works for Early Readers and Children’s Picture Books.

The Little Peeps Book Awards is a division of Chanticleer International Writing Competitions.


More than $30,000.00 dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to Chanticleer Book Reviews 2016 writing competition winners!

The Little Peeps Book Awards for FIRST IN CATEGORY sub-genres are: Early Reader Chapter Books, Story Books, Picture Books, Activity Books, Educational Books.

The following titles will compete for the FIRST IN CATEGORY Positions and Book Awards Packages.

The Semi-Finalists Authors and Titles of Works that have made it to the Short-list of the Little Peeps Early Reader Book Awards 2016 Writing Contest are:

  • Simon Calcavecchia – The Adventures of Frank and Mustard: Stuck in the Mud
  • Kneko Burney – Rikki & the Rocket Twins Adventure 1: Discovering the Solar System
  • Denise Ditto – The Tooth Collector Fairies, Batina’s Best First Day
  • Donna Washington – The Mouse, The Mole, and the Magnificient, Moss-Covered House
  • Sara Dahmen – The Blue Beetle
  • Phillip Buchanon – Little Phil’s New Money Friends #2
  • Phillip Buchanon – Jenny Meets Penny #9

The Little Peeps 2016 Semi-Finalists will compete for the Little Peeps First In Category Positions. First Place Category Award winners will automatically be entered into the Little Peeps Early Readers and Children’s Picture Books GRAND PRIZE AWARD competition, which has a cash prize purse of $100.

All Short Listers will receive high visibility along with special badges to wear during the Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Gala.

Good Luck to all of the 2016 Little Peeps Short Listers as they compete for the coveted First Place Category positions.

The Little Peeps Grand Prize Winner and First Place Category winners will be announced at the April 1st, 2017 Chanticleer Writing Contests Annual Awards Gala, which takes place on the last evening of the Chanticleer Authors Conference that will be held in Bellingham, Wash.

We are now accepting submissions into the 2017 Little Peeps Book Awards writing competition. The deadline for 2016 submissions was May 31st, 2016. We are now accepting submissions into the 2017 Little Peeps writing competition. Please click here for more information.