Release Date: July 1, 2017
SOUTH DAKOTA – One of the most anticipated moments in the world of children’s and young adult literature has arrived. The 2017 Literary Classics Top Honors Book Award recipients have been announced. Selected from submissions by entrants around the globe, these distinguished honorees are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience. In this highly competitive industry these books represent the foremost in literature in their respective categories.
Literary Classics created the Top Honors Book Awards in an effort to recognize the most distinguished books for children and young adults. The Top Honors Book Awards are awarded in conjunction with the Literary Classics International book awards program and honors books in four categories for children’s and young adult literature. Only one recipient in each of four categories is named in this highly selective program.
The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize this year’s titles in literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Top Honors award selection committee.
2017 LITERARY CLASSICS TOP HONORS BOOK AWARDS include
FAITH BASED – GOLD
Bombs Bursting in Air
EARLY READER PICTURE BOOK – SILVER
Dayle Dabney, illustrated by Ashley Teets
CULTURAL – SILVER
Hopping to America: A Rabbit’s Tale of Immigration
Diana Pishner Walker, illustrated by Ashley Teets
A complete list of all Literary Classics International Book Award recipients and corresponding award levels, including links to Literary Classics’ reviews of all award-winning books, may be found at clcawards.org.
The competition this year was tremendous and we congratulate all finalists for their outstanding and inspiring work. All Silver, Gold and Top Honors award recipients will be invited to attend a writers’ conference, awards ceremony, formal gala, and other related events to be held in conjunction with the Great American Book Festival, Labor Day Weekend, 2017.
Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics’ highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses key elements found in well-crafted literature.
The Literary Classics judging committee is comprised of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at www.literaryclassicsawards.com.