Celebrating Youthful Curiosity and Discovery Through Books and Reading

  • Johnna Langen with Awards Director Jim Barnes, holding her award-winning book Someday. 

    Johnna Langen with Awards Director Jim Barnes, holding her award-winning book Someday. 

  • Kathryn Madeline Allen, author of A Kiss Means I Love You. 

    Kathryn Madeline Allen, author of A Kiss Means I Love You. 

  • Edwin Bonilla Jr., Silver Medal Winner for Best Book by Youth Author

    Edwin Bonilla Jr., Silver Medal Winner for Best Book by Youth Author

  • The 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Medalists

    The 2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Medalists

  • The 2015 Moonbeam Awards Ceremony

    The 2015 Moonbeam Awards Ceremony

  • Musical Books Category Medalists: Wesley Nehring and Harry Capers with Jim Barnes

    Musical Books Category Medalists: Wesley Nehring and Harry Capers with Jim Barnes

  • Best Book by Youth Author Bronze Medalists: Jason Hewitt and Kyle Prue

    Best Book by Youth Author Bronze Medalists: Jason Hewitt and Kyle Prue

  • Spanish Language Category Medalists: Scott Osborne, Yvonne Osborne, and Anya Damirón with Jim Barnes

    Spanish Language Category Medalists: Scott Osborne, Yvonne Osborne, and Anya Damirón with Jim Barnes

 

11 years of amazing children's books.

Browse each year's best children's books by clicking on the programs below. The diversity of the winning publishers proves that promoting childhood literacy knows no boundaries, as medalists come not only from long-established publishers and university presses, but from small presses and self-publishers.

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Congratulations to the 2017 Moonbeam medalists!

The 2017 Moonbeam medalists were announced on October 4, 2017.

This year’s winners were celebrated at a festival on November 11th in Traverse City, Michigan.  

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Celebrating books and literacy at TCCBF.

Learn more about the Traverse City Children's Book Festival. Each year's medalists celebrate their win at the Moonbeam Awards Ceremony in Traverse City, Michigan, which is held in conjunction with the Traverse City Children's Book Festival, an annual event that brings children's book authors, publishers, illustrators, and children together to celebrate reading and children's books. 

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