Early Readers and Picture booksWe are excited and honored to officially announce the Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Category Winners for the 2017 Little Peeps Book Awards for Early Readers at the fifth annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and Chanticleer Book Awards Ceremony. This year’s ceremony and banquet were held on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 at the Hotel Bellwether by beautiful Bellingham Bay, Wash.

We want to thank all of those who entered and participated in the  2017 Little Peeps Book Awards for Early Readers, a division of the Chanticleer  International Book Awards.

When we receive the digital photographs from the Official CAC18 photographer, we will post them here and on the complete announcement that will list all the genres and the Overall Grand Prize Winner for the 2017 Chanticleer International Book Awards. Please check back!

Click here for the link to the 2017 Little Peeps Shortlisters! An email will go out within three weeks to all Shortlisters with links to digital badges and how to order Shortlister stickers. Congratulations to the 2017  SHORTLISTERS!

Sara Dahmen, the author of the 2016 Little Peeps First Place Winner – The Blue Beetle,  announced the First Place Award Winners and the Grand Prize Winner for the 2017 Little Peeps Book Awards at the Chanticleer Awards Banquet and Ceremony.

Congratulations to the First Place Category Winners of the 2017  Little Peeps Awards for Early Readers. 

An email will go out to all First Place Category Winners and Grand Prize Winners with more information, the timing of awarded reviews, links to digital badges, and more by May 21st, 2018 (four weeks after the awards ceremony). Please look for it.

2017 Little Peeps Book Awards for Early Readers First in Category Winners are: 

  • Lessons from a Cat: The Moon and Star; Midnight and Moonlight by Peggy Sullivan
  • A Tall Tale About a Dachshund and a Pelican: How a Friendship Came to Be by Kizzie Jones
  • Rainbow Monsters by Sylva Fae
  • Angel on Assignment by Wanda Carter Roush
  • Wishes and Kisses by Heather Pallotta   

And now for the 2017 Little Peeps Grand Prize Book Award Winner for Early Readers:

Lessons from a Cat: The Moon and Star; Midnight and Moonlight

by Peggy Sullivan, M. Ed.




This post will be updated with photos. Please do visit it again!

The submission deadline for the 2018 Little Peeps Book Awards is September 30, 2018.

Our next Chanticleer International Book Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, April 20th, 2019, for the 2018 winners. Enter your book or manuscript in a contest today!