Celebrating Youthful Curiosity and Discovery Through Books and Reading

<p>Cocktails and appetizers are served at the Top of the Park in Traverse City, Michigan</p>
Cocktails and appetizers are served at the Top of the Park in Traverse City, Michigan
<p>Jenkins Group Founder Jerrold Jenkins with Awards Director Jim Barnes</p>
Jenkins Group Founder Jerrold Jenkins with Awards Director Jim Barnes
<p>The 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Medalists!</p>
The 2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards Medalists!
<p>Sheri Brisson (left) and Rose Offner, authors of <em>Digging Deep</em>, Introspection Gold Medalist</p>
Sheri Brisson (left) and Rose Offner, authors of Digging Deep, Introspection Gold Medalist
<p>Kristy Kurjan, author of <em>Nap-A-Roo,</em> Board Book Silver Medalist</p>
Kristy Kurjan, author of Nap-A-Roo, Board Book Silver Medalist
<p>Jeanne Styczinski, author of <em>Mama, How Does the Wind Start to Blow?</em> Alphabet/Counting Gold Medalist</p>
Jeanne Styczinski, author of Mama, How Does the Wind Start to Blow? Alphabet/Counting Gold Medalist
<p>Barbara Brandt, author of <em>Your Kids: Cooking!</em> Activity Book Silver Medalist</p>
Barbara Brandt, author of Your Kids: Cooking! Activity Book Silver Medalist
<p>Barbara Brandt, author of <em>Your Kids: Cooking!</em> Activity Book Silver Medalist</p>
Barbara Brandt, author of Your Kids: Cooking! Activity Book Silver Medalist
<p>Tom Casteel, illustrator of <em>Cities: Discover How They Work,</em> Activity Book Silver Medalist</p>
Tom Casteel, illustrator of Cities: Discover How They Work, Activity Book Silver Medalist
<p>Author Charlotte Babler (left) and illustrator Kim Siebold (right) of <em>I Wonder... What Could It Be?</em> Picture Book Silver Medalist</p>
Author Charlotte Babler (left) and illustrator Kim Siebold (right) of I Wonder... What Could It Be? Picture Book Silver Medalist
<p>Bev Irwin, author of <em>In His Father's Footsteps</em>, Preteen Fiction Bronze Medalist</p>
Bev Irwin, author of In His Father's Footsteps, Preteen Fiction Bronze Medalist
<p>Kate St. Clair, author of <em>Spelled</em>, YA Horror/Mystery Silver Medalist</p>
Kate St. Clair, author of Spelled, YA Horror/Mystery Silver Medalist
<p>Director Jim Barnes announces the winners of the 2014 awards.</p>
Director Jim Barnes announces the winners of the 2014 awards.
<p>Omar S. Khawaja, author of Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah, Religion/Spirituality Silver Medalist</p>
Omar S. Khawaja, author of Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah, Religion/Spirituality Silver Medalist
<p>Omar S. Khawaja, author of <em>Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah</em>, Religion/Spirituality Silver Medalist</p>
Omar S. Khawaja, author of Ilyas and Duck Search for Allah, Religion/Spirituality Silver Medalist
<p>Tana Thompson, author of <em>Why Dogs Are...</em> Religion/Spirituality Silver Medalist</p>
Tana Thompson, author of Why Dogs Are... Religion/Spirituality Silver Medalist
<p>Getty Ambau, author of <em>Desta: To Whom the Lions Bow</em>, YA Historical/Cultural Bronze Medalist</p>
Getty Ambau, author of Desta: To Whom the Lions Bow, YA Historical/Cultural Bronze Medalist
<p>Sarai Gutierrez Rodriquez, translator of <em>Batatita Encuentra a Su Familia</em>, Spanish Language Silver Medalist</p>
Sarai Gutierrez Rodriquez, translator of Batatita Encuentra a Su Familia, Spanish Language Silver Medalist
<p>Karen Fernandez, author of <em>ABC Trace & Say Alphabet Book</em>, Reading Skills/Literacy Gold Medalist</p>
Karen Fernandez, author of ABC Trace & Say Alphabet Book, Reading Skills/Literacy Gold Medalist
<p>Author and illustrator Catherine Dawgert (left), and publisher Sarah Dawgert of <em>A, B, C, Disgusting,</em> Best Illustrator Gold Medalist</p>
Author and illustrator Catherine Dawgert (left), and publisher Sarah Dawgert of A, B, C, Disgusting, Best Illustrator Gold Medalist
<p>Karen Fernandez, author of <em>ABC Trace and Say Alphabet Book</em>, with Claire Fernandez and Tish Masucci</p>
Karen Fernandez, author of ABC Trace and Say Alphabet Book, with Claire Fernandez and Tish Masucci
<p>From left: Jeanne Styczinksi, author and illustrator of <em>Mama, How Does the Wind Start to Blow?</em>; Kayla Styczinski; Josephine Aamodt; Andrea Styczinski</p>
From left: Jeanne Styczinksi, author and illustrator of Mama, How Does the Wind Start to Blow?; Kayla Styczinski; Josephine Aamodt; Andrea Styczinski
<p>From left: Tom Siebold; Kim Siebold, illustrator of <em>I Wonder... What Could It Be?;</em> Charlotte Babler, author; and Curt Babler</p>
From left: Tom Siebold; Kim Siebold, illustrator of I Wonder... What Could It Be?; Charlotte Babler, author; and Curt Babler
<p>Getty Ambau, author of <em>Desta: To Whom the Lions Bow,</em> and wife Rosario</p>
Getty Ambau, author of Desta: To Whom the Lions Bow, and wife Rosario
<p>Kristy Kurjan, author of <em>Nap-a-Roo,</em> and Aaron Kurjan</p>
Kristy Kurjan, author of Nap-a-Roo, and Aaron Kurjan
<p>Catherine Dawgert (right), author and illustrator of <em>A, B, C, Disgusting,</em> and Sarah Dawgert, publisher</p>
Catherine Dawgert (right), author and illustrator of A, B, C, Disgusting, and Sarah Dawgert, publisher