2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Results

Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards. The awards  celebrate children’s books and life-long reading. Entries are judged by expert panels of youth educators, librarians, booksellers, and book reviewers. Our medalists were chosen from nearly 1,200 total entries and  represent 37 U.S. states; five Canadian provinces; Australia, Ireland, Finland, United Kingdom, Spain, Norway, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and the Netherlands.

MOONBEAM SPIRIT AWARDS for dedication to children’s books and literacy and for inspired writing, illustrating and publishing. All recipients will receive gold medals.

Compassion: Have I Ever Told You? by Shani King; illustrated by Anna Horváth (Beaver’s Pond Press)

Preservation: The Natural Storyteller: Wildlife Tales for Telling, by Georgiana Keable (Hawthorn Press)

Exploration:  Be Prepared! The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything, by Frankie MacDonald and Sarah Sawler (Nimbus Publishing)

Imagination: Spark: A Guide to Ignite the Creativity Inside You, by Andrea Debbink (American Girl Publishing)

Mindfulness: Make it a Good Day, written and illustrated by Jennifer Universe (Beaver’s Pond)