October has been full of awards for Sylvan Dell Publishing! Three of our spring 2013 titles and one from fall 2012 have been honored with different literary awards for being exemplary children’s books.
Balloon Trees has won a 2013 gold President’s Book Award by the Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA)! This award is given to publishers for books that show “publishing excellence in creativity and design, content and production.” Publishers from all across the nation enter for the President’s Book Awards every year, and we are honored that Balloon Trees was chosen! Balloon Trees, by Danna Smith, is a rhyming story that shows the process of balloons and their journey from rubber trees all the way to factories. Readers can actually see this process through the illustrations by Laurie Allen Klein.
Ferdinand Fox’s First Summer has won bronze 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award! These awards are given to chosen books nationwide by the Jenkins Group and Independent Publisher that “inspire children to read, learn, and dream.” The Moonbeam awards encourage the celebration of books that promote life-ling literacy for children in North America. This book tells the story of Ferdinand the fox and all of his exciting new experiences during his first few months of life. Readers can watch as Ferdinand grows from a young “kit” into an adult fox in this photographic journal by Mary Holland.
Nature Recycles, How About You? was chosen as a 2013 Literary Classics Award winning book! Literary Classic Book Awards & Review seeks to recognize literature that “foster creative thinking” in readers, encourage better cognitive skills, and a “greater understanding of people and the world around us.” Books from all over the U.S. are judged by this review and Sylvan Dell is privileged to be honored with Nature Recycles, How About You? This book by Michelle Lord shows children how animals all over the world use recycled materials for their habitats. With illustrations by Cathy Morrison, readers can learn how to be less wasteful as well as the importance of recycling on our planet.
A Warm Winter Tale has been chosen as a recipient of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award! This award is given to books that the Gelett Burgess Center feel are exceptionally creative, educational, and family-friendly. The Gelett Burgess Award is intended to promote the celebration of books that enhance children’s learning all over the United States. This book by Carrie A. Pearson shows readers how different animals from all over the world adapt to cold environments during the winter months. With illustrations by Christina Wald, readers are able to see how different animals handle cold weather, just like humans!
Sylvan Dell is proud to work with such amazing talent, congratulations to all of our winning authors and illustrators! To learn more about each of these award-winning books check out www.sylvandellpublishing.com.