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Early Readers and Picture booksThe Little Peeps Book Awards recognize emerging new talent and outstanding works in Early Readers and Children’s Picture Books. The Little Peeps Book Awards is a division of the Chanticleer International Book Awards (The CIBAs).

Chanticleer International Book Awards is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience for Early Readers. Storybooks, Beginning Chapter Books, Picture Books, Activity Books & Educational Books that appeal to children to compete in the Little Peeps Awards that discover today’s best children’s books.


These works have advanced to the 2019 Little Peeps Book Awards Shortlist!

  • Sylva Fae and Katie Weaver – Elfabet
  • Lauren Mosback – In Grandpaw’s Pawprints
  • Lauren Mosback – My Sister’s Super Skills
  • Cheree Finley – W-B-C Team
  • Dawn Marie Thompson – Double Trouble
  • Dawn Marie Thompson – Barnyard Bully
  • M. Lisa Rinaca – Nate and The Nanticoke Clipper
  • Trevor Young & Eleanor Long – Galdo’s Gift: The Boovie
  • Norma Lewis – Let All Things Now Living
  • Norma Lewis – Totem Pole
  • Norma Lewis – The Canter Beary Tales
  • Kizzie Jones – A Tall Tale About Dachshunds in Costumes: How MORE Dogs Came to Be
  • Robert Wright Jr – Mummy in the Museum
  • Marianne Andresen Magin – The Legend of Santa’s Sleighbells
  • George Yuhasz – Imagine That: The Magic of the Mysterious Lights
  • Angie McPherson – My Mom Is Sick and It’s Okay
  • Stephanie Dreyer – Not A Purse
  • Justine Avery – What Wonders Do You See… When You Dream?
  • Lucy Patterson Murray – Dream Island
  • Ellie Smith – Tex the Explorer: Journey Around the Earth
  • Shana Hollowell – When the Squirrel Sings
  • Mary Troxclair Adamson – Yo, Ho! Armadilleaux!
  • Gregory Pohl – The Impossible
  • Linda Bledsoe – Pigs Can’t Skate
  • Oleg Kush – 1 & 0, Lion & Mouse, Aries the Sheep and Other Fairy-Tales
  • Kasey J. Claytor – Pinky, And The Magical Secret He Kept Inside
  • Edyta McQueen – Girly Girl Adventure: Rescue on the Ski Hill
  • Ann Riley Cooper – Catch and Release
  • Juliette Douglas – We are Awesome Possums
  • M.J. Evans – Percy-The Racehorse Who Didn’t Like to Run
  • J. Steven Young – Gus and the Winter Sprite
  • Johnny Ray Moore – Anthill for Sale
  • Melodie Tegay – Hannah’s Two Homes: life in a “blended” family; a 5-year-old’s perspective
  • Keri T Collins – You Can Call Me Katelyn

These entries have now advanced to the  2019 Little Peeps Shortlist from the Long List. 

The ShortListers’ works will compete for the Semi-Finalists positions for the 2019 Little Peeps Book Awards. 

 Semi-Finalists in attendance will be announced and recognized at the CAC20 banquet and ceremony.

The First Place Category Winners, along with the CIBA Division Grand Prize winners, will be selected from the 16 CIBA divisions Semi-Finalists.

We will announce the 1st Place Category winners and Grand Prize Division Winners at the CIBAs Banquet and Ceremony on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 at the luxurious Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash. The CIBA Banquet and Ceremony is sponsored by the Chanticleer Authors Conference.

Which of these works will advance to the Semi-Finalists’ positions? The excitement continues to build for the 2019 CIBAs! 


The 16 divisions of the 2019 CIBAs’ Grand Prize Winners and the Five First Place Category Position award winners along with recognizing the Semi-Finalists will be announced at the April 18th, 2020 Chanticleer International Book Awards Annual Awards Gala, which takes place at the Chanticleer Authors Conference that will be held in Bellingham, Wash. 

We are now accepting entries into the 2020 Little Peeps Book Awards. 

As always,  please contact us at with any questions, concerns, or suggestions!