We 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.
SEAJOURNEY (ARKEN FREETH and the ADVENTURE of the NEANDERTHALS, Book 1) by Alex Paul – Epic Fantasy, High Seas Adventure, Middle Grade
A fast-paced, epic fantasy adventure on the high seas for middle-grade audiences and all those who seek #pirates, #underdogs, #truelove and #Neanderthals!
DARKNESS FALLS, Book Two of WINDHOLLOWS by Trayner Bane – Children’s Books, Fantasy & Magic, Sword & Sorcery
A light-hearted amusing children’s tale complete with damsels in distress and a boy-knight destined to save the world from doom. Bane has done it again!
ZILLY: A MODERN DAY FABLE by Kelly Parks Snider – Children’s/Middle Grade, Anti-Bullying, Self-Esteem
A colorful, thoughtful book with a powerful message encouraging children of all ages that in order to flourish, they only need to be themselves.
HAZAD the STORY MASTER TELLS the BLUE BEETLE by Sara Dahmen – Children’s Literature, Belief in Self, Work, and Others, Determination/Drive
This celebration of artistry will touch and inspire children to appreciate what they have, never stop trying regardless of the obstacles, and dream big.
The LITTLE PEEPS 2017 Book Awards for Early Readers & Children’s Picture Books – Slush Pile Survivors
These Little Peeps 2017 authors and their works will compete for the Little Peeps Short-List Positions. Congratulations for making it through the first rounds!
Gloria Two-Feathers comes from a combined Scottish and Native American heritage and studied extensively with a Lakota elder. Story-telling springs naturally from her background, allowing her to create, in Tallulah’s Flying Adventure, a tale ideal for reading aloud and sure to engage the reader as much as the listener.
The TRAIN from OUTER SPACE by Alan Sproles and Lizanne Southgate – Middle-Grade, Alien Invasion, Wormholes, Magic Trains
All aboard! All aboard! If you’re an adventurer with a keen sense of putting the universe to rights, come aboard this new middle-grade romp through our wacky solar system for a journey your lifetime. With all fun this book offers, you won’t want to miss the ride!
A School of Magic YA novel that is fast-paced, good humored, beautifully penned, with engaging characters. Very smart!