Celebrating Youthful Curiosity and Discovery Through Books and Reading


E1. Children's Picture Book

GOLD: The Dyno Dinosaur Family Presents: Waves of Kindness, by Sharida McKenzie; illustrated by Tatiana Minina (Self-Published)





SILVER: How to Catch a Keeper! by Stephanie Mulligan; illustrated by Connie Rand (McSea Books)







BRONZE: Kickin’ it with Kenzie: What’s Meant for Me will Be, by Makenzie Lee-Foster; illustrated by Bryce Sweely (Self-Published)






E2. Picture Book – Enhanced & Apps


GOLD: Pickles the Dog: Adopted in North Dakota, by Kat Socks; illustrated by Ben Brick (Kat’s Socks)







SILVER: Bobo and the Fuss, by Ammon Brown; illustrated by Tran Dang (Self-Published)







BRONZE: Persephone, by Simon Spence (Early Myths Books)







E3. Pre-Teen Fiction


GOLD: Miles to Go, by Beryl Young (Heritage House Publishing)







SILVER: Snow Globe Travelers: Samuel’s Legacy, by K.A. Cummins (Eleonora Press)








BRONZE: Mr. Moonbeam and the Halloween Crystal, by Ryan Cowan (Self-Published)








E4. Young Adult Fiction


GOLD: The Princess of Baker Street, by Mia Kerick (Harmony Ink Press)








SILVER: IGIST: New Stars, by L.S. Larson; illustrated by Yujin Jung (Self-Published)










BRONZE: Dragon's Truth, by Leanne M. Pankuch (Vinspire Publishing)








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