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Congratulations to the First Place Category Winners Gertrude Warner Children's Chapter Booksand the Grand Prize Winner of the GERTRUDE WARNER Book Awards for Middle-Grade Readers, a division of the CIBAs.

The CIBAs Search for the Best Middle-Grade Books

Chanticleer International Book Awards is celebrating the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about eight to twelve. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical, Adventure. We love them all.

The 2019 GERTRUDE WARNER  Book Awards First Place Category Winners and the GERTRUDE WARNER  Grand Prize winner were announced at the Virtual Chanticleer Authors Conference that was broadcast via ZOOM webinar the week of Sept 8 -13, 2020 from the Hotel Bellwether in Bellingham, Wash.

Peter Greene, author of The Jonathan Moore Adventures  (and  previous GOETHE CIBA Grand Prize Winner), announced the Gertrude Warner Book Award Winners.

This is the OFFICIAL 2019 LIST of the GERTRUDE WARNER BOOK AWARDS First Place Category Winners and the GERTRUDE WARNER Grand Prize Winner.

Congratulations to ALL!

  • Amber L. Wyss – Phoenix Rising     
  • M.J. Evans – PINTO!   
  • Beth Stickley – Tarnation’s Gate    
  • Rey Clark – Legends of the Vale   
  • Laura M. Kemp – Burnt Feathers   
  • C.R. Stewart – Britfield and the Lost Crown    
  • Trayner Bane – Windhollow and the Axe Breaker (Windhollows, Book 3)
  • Carolyn Watkins – The Knock…a collection of childhood memories


2019 Grand Prize Winner is 

The Valley of Death – Arken Freeth Series by Alex Paul

This is the badge for the 2018 Grand Prize Winner of the 2018 Gertrude Warner – Portals of Peril by Jules Luther


We are accepting submissions into the 2021 Gertrude Warner  Book Awards until June 30, 2021.

The 2020 Gertrude Warner Book Awards winners will be announced at CAC 21 on April 17, 2021.

Don’t delay! Enter today! 

A Note to ALL the WINNERS: The coveted CIBA Blue Ribbons will be mailed out starting in October. We will contact you with an email to verify your mailing address and other items. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

If you have any questions, please email == we will try our best to reply in 3 or 4 business days.