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2015 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize Winner: Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina by Michaela and Elaine DePrince


Activity Books

  • 1st Place: My Very Own Bucket Filling from A to Z Coloring Book by Carol McCloud and Caryn Butzke, illustrated by Glenn Zimmer

Activity Kit
  • 1st Place: Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle

Animals/Pets
  • 1st Place: CougaMongaMingaMan Meets Maggie by Nancy Scalabroni, illustrated by Terri Kelleher
  • 2nd Place: The Crumbles Chronicles: Battle of the Paper Bags (Book 1) by Laura Scott Schaefer
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Sashi: The Scared Little Sheltie by Linda Greiner, illustrated by Morgan Spicer
    Josephine: A Tale of Hope and Happy Endings by Roni McFadden & Bunny McLeod, illustrated by Sierra Gaston
    Pigs & Peacocks by Jenni Garrick, illustrated by Joshua Allen
    Buttermilk by Fat Hendrick, illustrated by Jamil Adler
    Super Smart Sugar by Barbara Freeman, illustrated by Caitlin Welsh

Arts/Music
  • 1st Place: When the Sun Goes Down by Nannette Nocon, illustrated by John Kastner
  • 2nd Place: Gollywood Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato

Best Cover Design
  • 1st Place (tie): Gollywood Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
  • 1st Place (tie): The Eel Hunt by Jennifer Somervell, illustrated by Margery Fern
  • 2nd Place: Muddy Madeleine Meets an Arach-A-Doo by Amanda Stone Norton, illustrated by Veronica V. Jones

Best Illustrations
  • 1st Place (tie): A Colorful Journey Through the Land of Talking Letters by Mary Jo Nyssen, illustrated by Mike Motz
  • 1st Place (tie): Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
  • 2nd Place: A Girl Like Me by Deborah K. Moore & Gbolu Mulbah-Bondo, illustrated by Michelle Guthrie
  • Honorable Mentions:
    When the Sun Goes Down by Nannette Nocon, illustrated by John Kastner
    Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Michelle Beber, illustrated by Susan Shorter
    The Eel Hunt by Jennifer Somervell, illustrated by Margery Fern
    It's a Piece of Cake by Laurie Lunsford, illustrated by Brittani Gothard
    Buttermilk by Fat Hendrick, illustrated by Jamil Adler
    Bye-Bye Butterflies: Seven Ways to Breathe Out Worry by Lilita Matison, illustrated by Tija Kinens
    Gollywood Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
    The Great Danbury State Fair by Theresa Buzaid, illustrated by Steve Dasgupta

Best Interior Design
  • 1st Place: The Eel Hunt by Jennifer Somervell, illustrated by Margery Fern

Board Books
  • 1st Place: The Lucky Chipmunk by Sirui Li, illustrated by YingMing Zhao
  • 2nd Place: Hey, Baby, Look! by Kate Shannon, illustrated by Morgan Owens

Chapter Books
  • 1st Place: Muddy Madeleine Meets an Arach-A-Doo by Amanda Stone Norton, illustrated by Veronica V. Jones
  • 2nd Place: The Ghost of the Frozen North by Roberta Hoffer, illustrated by Madison Gaines
  • Honorable Mentions:
    The Life and Times of Birdie Mae Hayes by Jeri-Anne Agee
    William of Arlington by Christopher Wiederkehr
    Sir Princess Petra's Talent by Diane Mae Robinson, illustrated by Samantha Kickingbird
    Parents for Sale by Dr. Nicole Audet

Charity/Making a Difference
  • 1st Place: Wilson & Bella's Christmas Wish! by Susan Castriota
  • 2nd Place: It All Starts With You! by K.W. Wilson, illustrated Josh Flanigan
  • Honorable Mention: Mark My Footsteps: The Good King at Christmas by Frederick L. Schuszler, illustrated by Gaye Frances Willard

Children's Nonfiction
  • 1st Place: Hey, Baby, Look! by Kate Shannon, illustrated by Morgan Owens
  • 2nd Place: The Adventures of Paka The Lion Cub by Mary N. Keown, illustrated by Yvonne L. Martin

Cultural Diversity
  • 1st Place: The Eel Hunt by Jennifer Somervell, illustrated by Margery Fern
  • 2nd Place (tie): Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Michelle Beber, illustrated by Susan Shorter
  • 2nd Place (tie): Gabrielle's Gift by Lerone Landis, illustrated by Bill Young

Educational/Instructional
  • 1st Place: Super Smart Sugar by Barbara Freeman, illustrated by Caitlin Welsh
  • 2nd Place: The Adventures of Paka The Lion Cub by Mary N. Keown, illustrated by Yvonne L. Martin
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Queen Vernita Visits Gator Country by Dawn Menge, illustrated by Pamela Snyder
    The Paci Fairy by Melissa Burnett, illustrated by Chrisann Zaubi

Family Matters
  • 1st Place (tie): It's This Monkey's Business by Debra Mares, illustrated by Taylor Christensen
  • 1st Place (tie): Just Because by Chiquita Camille Payne, illustrated by Jerry Craft
  • 1st Place (tie): Sugar: A Princess Pit Bull Finds Her Family by Barbara Freeman, illustrated by Caitlin Welsh
  • 1st Place (tie): That Mama is a Grouch by Sherry Ellis, illustrated by Don Berry
  • 2nd Place: vA Brand New Day: A Banana Split Story by A.S. Chung, illustrated by Paula Bossio

Fiction: Collection of Short Stories
  • Honorable Mention: Paisley or Plaid … being your very best you! by Jennifer Kuhns, illustrated by MiCK

General
  • 1st Place: CougaMongaMingaMan Meets Maggie by Nancy Scalabroni, illustrated by Terri Kelleher
  • 2nd Place: Floppy Lop-Ears Tries to Get "Off the Spectrum" by Rochelle Caruso Flynn, illustrated by Joshua Allen

Green Books/Environmental
  • 1st Place: The Rain Forest Dance by Sandra Fernandez-Achenbach
  • 2nd Place: Sara to the Rescue by Susana Sanchez

Growing Pains
  • 1st Place: Your Awesome Brain by Edwin Lee, M.D., F.A.C.E and Jim Huth, illustrated by Bryan Burright

Health
  • 1st Place: Your Awesome Brain by Edwin Lee, M.D., F.A.C.E and Jim Huth, illustrated by Bryan Burright

Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place: Powder Monkey by Donna M. McDine, illustrated by K.C. Snider
  • 2nd Place: The Eel Hunt by Jennifer Somervell, illustrated by Margery Fern

Middle Grade Fiction
  • 1st Place (tie): A Place to Call Home: Toby's Tale by G.A. Whitmore
  • 1st Place (tie): The Gift of Sunderland by J.E. Rogers, illustrated by Guy Atherfold
  • 1st Place (tie): The Gift of Sunderland (ebook) by J.E. Rogers, illustrated by Guy Atherfold
  • 2nd Place: The Sorrow of a Crescent Moon by J. Wagoner, illustrated by Mar Fandos
  • Honorable Mention: The Big House by Paul Ellis

Outdoor Recreation
  • Honorable Mention: How Perfectly You! (And Peabody Too!) by Beth McCarthy Marks, illustrated by Pamela Cinnamon

Picture Books 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place (tie): Eden and Her Happy by Tracy Schlepphorst
  • 1st Place (tie): If I Could Reach the Sky by Abbe Reichman, illustrated by Charles Berton
  • 1st Place (tie): It's a Piece of Cake by Laurie Lunsford, illustrated by Brittani Gothard
  • 1st Place (tie): Noisy Bird Sing-Along by John Himmelman
  • 1st Place (tie): The Adventures of Paka The Lion Cub by Mary N. Keown, illustrated by Yvonne L. Martin
  • 2nd Place: Hey, Baby, Look! by Kate Shannon, illustrated by Morgan Owens
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Over on a Mountain by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by Jill Dubin
    Hurry Harry! Hurry! by Lilly Waters, illustrated by Valerie Quinn
    Pigs & Peacocks by Jenni Garrick, illustrated by Joshua Allen
    Luna Luna by Sam Ryan, illustrated by Hazel Mitchell
    Can You Buy Me the Wind? by Steven Schoenfeld, illustrated by Chuck Gonzales
    Explorations of Commander Josh Book One: In Space by Donna LeBlanc, illustrated by Anton Servetnik
    The Lonely Loon by Margaret Ball Ottman
    Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Michelle Beber, illustrated by Susan Shorter
    Sashi: The Scared Little Sheltie by Linda Greiner, illustrated by Morgan Spicer
    Buttermilk by Fat Hendrick, illustrated by Jamil Adler
    Night to Day by Leah C. Fabian
    Gollywood Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
    When the Sun Goes Down by Nannette Nocon, illustrated by John Kastner
    Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call by Barbara Renner, illustrated by Davina Kinney
    The Great Danbury State Fair by Theresa Buzaid, illustrated by Steve Dasgupta

Picture Books 6 & Older
  • 1st Place (tie): An Amazing Circus of Phonograms: Act 1 by Mary Jo Nyssen, illustrated by Mike Motz
  • 1st Place (tie): Explorations of Commander Josh Book One: In Space by Donna LeBlanc, illustrated by Anton Servetnik
  • 1st Place (tie): Gollywood Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
  • 1st Place (tie): Queen Vernita Visits Baja Quail by Dawn Menge, illustrated by Pamela Snyder
  • 1st Place (tie): Sashi: The Scared Little Sheltie by Linda Greiner, illustrated by Morgan Spicer
  • 1st Place (tie): The Dandelion Seed's Big Dream by Joseph Anthony, illustrated by Chris Arbo
  • 1st Place (tie): The Great Danbury State Fair by Theresa Buzaid, illustrated by Steve Dasgupta
  • 2nd Place (tie): The Adventures of Paka The Lion Cub by Mary N. Keown, illustrated by Yvonne L. Martin
  • 2nd Place (tie): Mi Abuela is Sick by Jennifer Bisignano, illustrated by Gaston Hauviller
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Michelle Beber, illustrated by Susan Shorter
    Can You Buy Me the Wind? by Steven Schoenfeld, illustrated by Chuck Gonzales
    Hockey Agony by Donna M. McDine, illustrated by Julie Hammond
    Charming Chirp by Marlene Bischoff, illustrated by Ron Wheeler
    Wilbur's Birthday House by Andy Nicholaw, illustrated by E. Crowley
    Apple Annie: Small is Special by T.W. Krueger, illustrated by Lisa Bohart
    The Fancy Shirt Finds Friendship by Abbe Reichman, illustrated by Charles Berton
    Hurry Harry! Hurry! by Lilly Waters, illustrated by Valerie Quinn
    Daddy is a Conundrum! by Dr. N. Tran-Davies, illustrated by Stephanie Parker
    Jesse True's First Day of School by Jodi Healy, illustrated by Beck Goguen
    Just Because by Chiquita Camille Payne, illustrated by Jerry Craft
    The Eel Hunt by Jennifer Somervell, illustrated by Margery Fern
    The Lucky Chipmunk by Sirui Li, illustrated by YingMing Zhao
    A Girl Like Me by Deborah K. Moore & Gbolu Mulbah-Bondo, illustrated by Michelle Guthrie
    Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
    The Wiggles All Started With Me by Julia Randall, illustrated by Addie Storm
    When the Sun Goes Down by Nannette Nocon, illustrated by John Kastner
    The Lonely Loon by Margaret Ball Ottman

Poetry
  • 1st Place: Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Michelle Beber, illustrated by Susan Shorter
  • 2nd Place: When the Sun Goes Down by Nannette Nocon, illustrated by John Kastner

School Issues
  • 1st Place: The Lonely Loon by Margaret Ball Ottman
  • 2nd Place: Great Things To Be by Kenin O'Connor
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Boy Zorro and the Bully (El Nino Zorro y el Peleon) by Kat Aragon, illustrated by Noel Ill
    Floppy Lop-Ears Tries to Get "Off the Spectrum" by Rochelle Caruso Flynn, illustrated by Joshua Allen

Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal
  • 1st Place: The Visitor's Choice by Alexander Davidson
  • 2nd Place: The Adventures of Biker Frog and Lady White Bear by C. Kindler

Spiritual/Religious
  • 1st Place (tie): If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart by Jill Roman Lord, illustrated by Amy Wummer
  • 1st Place (tie): Pancakes with Papa: Five Ways to Remember by Dena Albergo Jayson, illustrated by Rainer M. Osinger
  • 2nd Place (tie): Angels, Angels, Everywhere by Michelle Beber, illustrated by Susan Shorter
  • 2nd Place (tie): Mark My Footsteps: The Good King at Christmas by Frederick L. Schuszler, illustrated by Gaye Frances Willard
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Josephine: A Tale of Hope and Happy Endings by Roni McFadden & Bunny McLeod, illustrated by Sierra Gaston
    A Girl Like Me by Deborah K. Moore & Gbolu Mulbah-Bondo, illustrated by Michelle Guthrie
    The Dream Doctor by Kathryn Andries, illustrated by Kathleen Beening

Unpublished Manuscript
  • Honorable Mention: The Adventures of Jay & Max "The Garden" by Melissa Burnett, illustrated by Chrisann Zaubi
  • Honorable Mention: Patch the Paci Pirate by Melissa Burnett, illustrated by Chrisann Zaubi

Young Adult Fiction
  • 1st Place: A Place to Call Home: Toby's Tale by G.A. Whitmore
  • 2nd Place: The Visitor's Choice by Alexander Davidson

Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Honorable Mention: Tails of Sweetbrier by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne, illustrated by Holly Humphrys-Bajaj







2014 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize Winner - No Cell Phone Day by Delfeayo Marsalis

Activity Book
  • 1st Place - June Bug's Backyard Adventure by Philip H. Scharper
Animals/Pets
  • 1st Place - CougaMongaMingaMan: The Cat with the very Long Name...and the Very Long Tail by Nancy Scalabroni
  • 2nd Place - Adopting Ginger by Linda Griffin
  • 2nd Place - Super Jack by Julie Rausenberger
  • Honorable Mention - Pigs & Strawberries: The Adventures of Laurence & Hamilton by Jenni Garrick
  • Honorable Mention - Poppie the One-Eyed Pug and his New Friend by Sharron Hopcus
  • Honorable Mention - Poppie the One-Eyed Pug by Sharron Hopcus
  • Honorable Mention - Odie the Stray Kitten by Kristen Mott
Best Cover Design
  • 1st Place (tie) - No Cell Phone Day by Delfeayo Marsalis
  • 1st Place (tie) - The New Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell
Best Illustrations
  • 1st Place - Ida May's Borrowed Trouble by Pat Hall (Illustrated by Emmeline Hall)
  • 2nd Place - Guardian of Dreams: A Bedtime Story by Wendy Torrel (Illustrated by Kendall Klingbeil)
  • Honorable Mention - A Different Little Doggy by Heather Whittaker (Illustrated by Scott Alberts)
  • Honorable Mention - A Duck Named Goose by Amber Nieves (Illustrated by Danyol Murphy)
  • Honorable Mention - What if There are Monsters in the Toy Box? by Greg Schulte
  • Honorable Mention - The Day Dad Blew Up the Cowshed by Jennifer Somervell (Illustrated by Margery Fern)
  • Honorable Mention - No Cell Phone Day by Delfeayo Marsalis (Illustrated by Reginald Butler)
  • Honorable Mention - Ice Dream's Wish by Nasrin Mottahedeh (Illustrated by Mehri Dadgar)
  • Honorable Mention - Morton Munson Built a Mansion (and other small stories) by Jeff Busch
  • Honorable Mention - June Bug's Backyard Adventure by Philip H. Scharper (Illustrated by Tara J. Hannon)

Kristen Mott, author of Odie the Stray Kitten
Best Interior Design
  • Honorable Mention - The New Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell
Board Books
  • 1st Place (tie) - My First Book: Musical Instruments by Sophie Helenek
  • 1st Place (tie) - Take a Peek With Peek-a-Bear by Jill Mangel Weisfeld
  • 2nd Place - My First Book: Shapes by Sophie Helenek
  • Honorable Mention - My First Book: Sky Wonders by Sophie Helenek
Chapter Books
  • 1st Place - The Ghost of Stonebridge Lane by Roberta Hoffer
  • 2nd Place - Finding Fuzzy: a You-Decide Tale of a Lost Friend by Cat Michaels
  • Honorable Mention - Superhero Tracker Club: #1 Supermom by Finity Frost
Chapter Books — eBook
  • 1st Place - Karmack by J.C. Whyte
  • Honorable Mention - The Sword of Demelza by J.E. Rogers
Charity/Making a Difference
  • 1st Place - Ice Dream's Wish by Nasrin Mottahedeh
  • 2nd Place - Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy by Carol McCloud & Caryn Butzke
  • Honorable Mention - Ida May's Borrowed Trouble by Pat Hall
Cultural Diversity
  • 2nd Place - Duck Dreams: City Boy to Farmer Boy by Elizabeth Segel
  • Honorable Mention - No Cell Phone Day by Delfeayo Marsalis
  • Honorable Mention - Bruce the Chartreuse Moose by R. Stephen Lemle
Educational/Instructional
  • Honorable Mention - The Do's and Don'ts by Hayley Rose

Nadine A. Block, author of Breaking the Paddle: Ending School Corporal Punishment
Family Matters
  • 1st Place (tie) - No Cell Phone Day by Delfeayo Marsalis
  • 1st Place (tie) - A Family for Baby Bear by Kevin Fletcher-Velasco
  • 2nd Place - Breaking the Paddle: Ending School Corporal Punishment by Nadine A. Block
  • Honorable Mention - ABC, Adoption & Me by Gayle H. Swift & Casey A. Swift
  • Honorable Mention - Nora's Pink Boots by Matthew Hoggins
  • Honorable Mention - Brick by Brick: Building Our Family's Mission by Paul LaBaere
Food-related
  • 2nd Place - Marco the Little Chef: Makes Macaroni and Cheese by Joy Papini, PhD
General
  • 2nd Place - Don't Be Scared Little Crocodile (No tengas Miedo Cocodrilito) by Maria Segura
  • Honorable Mention - The Night After Christmas by Dow Edward Hendricks
  • Honorable Mention - We Are From One Planet by Paulette Kouffman Sherman
  • Honorable Mention - Santa Claus Was Once a Kid Too by Philip H. Scharper Jr. & Grace M. Scharper
Green/Environmental
  • 1st Place - Bob Has a Blue Thumb by Ariel McAffrey, Ava McAffrey & Katie Prior
Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place (tie) - The Riddle of Penncroft Farm by Dorothea Jensen
  • 1st Place (tie) - Wilson & Bella's Big Apple Adventure! by Susan Castriota
  • 2nd Place - The New Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell
History Non-Fiction
  • 2nd Place - Breaking the Paddle: Ending School Corporal Punishment by Nadine A. Block
Middle Grade Fiction
  • 1st Place - Duck Dreams: City Boy to Farmer Boy by Elizabeth Segel
  • 2nd Place - Fiona Thorn and the Carapacem Spell by Jen Barton
  • Honorable Mention - Supernatural Hero by Eran Gadot
Newbie Fiction
  • Honorable Mention - Super Jack by Julie Rausenberger
Outdoor Recreation
  • 1st Place - Seashells for Lilly by Easter Huggins Anderson

Jennifer Kuhns, author of Hailey's Dream
Picture Books 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place (tie) - Hailey's Dream by Jennifer Kuhns
  • 1st Place (tie) - Take a Peek With Peek-a-Bear by Jill Mangel Weisfeld
  • 1st Place (tie) - If Chocolate Were Purple by Jen Barton
  • 1st Place (tie) - Love from a Star by Katherine Cutchin Gazzetta
  • 1st Place (tie) - Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy by Carol McCloud & Caryn Butzke
  • 1st Place (tie) - Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato
  • 1st Place (tie) - The Swamp Where Gator Hides by Marianne Berkes
  • 2nd Place - One More Candle by Merry Susiarjo
  • Honorable Mention - Higgledy Piggledy: A Tale of Four Little Pigs by B. Seymour Rabinovitch with Rebecca S. Treger
  • Honorable Mention - End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad by Eluka Moore, Larry Puzniak, & Marianne Welsh
  • Honorable Mention - Bedtime Mischief by Julia Randall
  • Honorable Mention - The New Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell
  • Honorable Mention - Gert the See Turtle in: Counting by Maxine Moody Poston
  • Honorable Mention - Iggy, the Farm Animals and the Thief! by M. Judith Da Rocha & Julia Da Rocha
  • Honorable Mention - Count the Sheep to Sleep by Philippa Rae
  • Honorable Mention - What if There are Monsters in the Toy Box? by Greg Schulte
  • Honorable Mention - Super Jack by Julie Rausenberger
  • Honorable Mention - Socks Don't Bounce by Denise Maggio
  • Honorable Mention - Tillie & Clementine: Noises in the Night by Dan Killeen
Picture Books 6 & Older

Lisa A. McCombs, author of Abby,
  • 1st Place (tie) - The New Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell
  • 1st Place (tie) - Guardian of Dreams: A Bedtime Story by Wendy Torrel
  • 1st Place (tie) - A Sandy Grave by Donna M. McDine
  • 1st Place (tie) - Polly and her Pigtails by Debra Sue Latiolais
  • 2nd Place - Brick by Brick: Building Our Family's Mission by Paul LaBaere
  • Honorable Mention - Higgledy Piggledy: A Tale of Four Little Pigs by B. Seymour Rabinovitch with Rebecca S. Treger
  • Honorable Mention - On Kiki's Reef by Carol Malnor
  • Honorable Mention - The Mouse and the Meadow by Chad Wallace
  • Honorable Mention - Pigs & Strawberries: The Adventures of Laurence & Hamilton by Jenni Garrick
  • Honorable Mention - I Do Not Want This On My Plate by Jennifer Bisignano
  • Honorable Mention - Socks Don't Bounce by Denise Maggio
  • Honorable Mention - The Tremendous Pagoda Tree of Martha's Vineyard by Amy MacDougall
  • Honorable Mention - A Different Little Doggy by Heather Whittaker
  • Honorable Mention - CougaMongaMingaMan: The Cat with the Very Long Name...and the Very Long Tail by Nancy Scalabroni
  • Honorable Mention - Dizzy the Stowaway Elf by Dorothea Jensen
  • Honorable Mention - No Cell Phone Day by Delfeayo Marsalis
  • Honorable Mention - Where is Chick-a-Bock 3? by Jennifer Cognetta Brisson
  • Honorable Mention - A Duck Named Goose by Amber Nieves
  • Honorable Mention - Dave's Dreadful Adventure in the Land of Fright by M. Diane Bairstow
  • Honorable Mention - The Day Dad Blew Up the Cowshed by Jennifer Somervell
  • Honorable Mention - Bubblegum Princess by Julie Gribble
  • Honorable Mention - Queen Vernita Explores the Oceaneer's Coastline by Dawn Menge
  • Honorable Mention - Fiona Von Finnigan: Fairy Tale Fixer by Lindsay Parker
Poetry

Jennifer L. Hawes, author of Free Runner
  • 1st Place - There's a Button in My Belly by Toney Jackson
  • 2nd Place - Guardian of Dreams: A Bedtime Story by Wendy Torrel
  • Honorable Mention - A to Z Character Education for the Classroom by Sherry L. Hoffmann
School Issues
  • 1st Place (tie) - You've Got Verve, Jamie Ireland! by Lisa Otter Rose ($100 winner)
  • 1st Place (tie) - Bucket Filling from A to Z: The Key to Being Happy by Carol McCloud & Caryn Butzke
  • 1st Place (tie) - Pink Fire Trucks by Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri
  • 2nd Place - A to Z Character Education for the Classroom by Sherry L. Hoffman
  • Honorable Mention - Polly and her Pigtails by Debra Sue Latiolais
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal
  • 1st Place - North Mystic by M.J. Evans
  • 2nd Place - Fiona Von Finnigan: Fairy Tale Fixer by Lindsay Parker
  • Honorable Mention - Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer Volume 1 by E.R. Barr
  • Honorable Mention - The Wings of Dragons: Book One of the Dragoon Saga by Josh VanBrakle
Spiritual/Religious
  • 2nd Place - Si Mama, Si Papa by Nancy Scalabroni
  • Honorable Mention - Nora's Pink Boots by Matthew Hoggins
Sports
  • 2nd Place - Skating with the World by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz

Lori R. Lopez, author of The Fairy Fly
Young Adult Fiction
  • 1st Place - Roan: The Tales of Conor Archer Volume 1 by E.R. Barr
  • 2nd Place - Abby, by Lisa A. McCombs
  • Honorable Mention - The Wings of Dragons: Book One of the Dragoon Saga by Josh VanBrakle
  • Honorable Mention - Free Runner by Jennifer L. Hawes
  • Honorable Mention - The Fairy Fly by Lori R. Lopez
  • Honorable Mention - Light Riders and the Fleur-de-lis Murder by Ann I. Goldfarb
  • Honorable Mention - Stockholm Estate: Secrets of the Wooden Castle by Matthew Mark Tougas
Young Adult Non-fiction
  • 2nd Place -Skating with the World by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz







2013 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize Winner - The Gift by Yolande Nicholson Spears

Activity Books
  • 2nd Place - Amelia Frump & Her Peanut Butter Loving, Overactive Imagination is Cooking Up a Peanut Butter Storm by Debbie Roppolo, Illustrated by Debbie Roppolo
Animals/Pets
  • 1st Place-tie - Who's in That Shell? by Anita Elco & Katherine Stelmach, Illustrated by Michael Patch
  • 1st Place-tie, $100 Winner - The Puppy's Soul by Rochelle Monique Brandon, Illustrated by Kottavei
  • 2nd Place - Have You Ever Heard a Screeching Cat? by Melvin H. Harlan, Illustrated by Dwight Nacaytuna
  • Honorable Mention - Tiger Floss by TS Forte, Illustrated by Carriel Santos & Bryton Forte
Best Cover Design
  • 1st Place - Mama's Purse by AJ Irving, Illustrated by Rick Thomson
  • Honorable Mention - Sneezing Seasons 2013: The Inside Story about Allergies and Immunology by Gail Galvan, Illustrated by Michael Evanouski
  • Honorable Mention - Pigs & Strawberries: The Adventures of Laurence & Hamilton by Jenni Garrick, Illustrated by Joshua Allen
Best Illustrations
  • 1st Place - Quinn's Search for the Samurai by Eugene H. Rotberg and Iris C. Rotberg, Illustrated by Bryn Barnard
  • 2nd Place - The Alphabet According to Starfish by Natalie Starfish, Illustrated by Shishir Naik
  • Honorable Mention - The Puppy's Soul by Rochelle Monique Brandon, Illustrated by Kottavei
  • Honorable Mention - Randy the Raindrop: I'm a little raindrop! by Patty Jean Wiese, Illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
  • Honorable Mention - Eat It!: Food Adventures with Marco Polo by Gracie Cavnar, Illustrated by Anni Matsick
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
  • 1st Place, Grand Prize Winner - The Gift by Yolande Nicholson Spears
Chapter Books
  • 1st Place - The Adventures of Detective Luke: The Disappearing Dog Bowl by Wilson Hickman, Illustrated by Kesmine Hickman (Interior)
  • 2nd Place - Bruce and the Road to Justice by Gale Leach
  • Honorable Mention - Luna: Puppy Detective #1: Catnapped! by Kesmine Hickman, Illustrated by Kesmine Hickman (Interior)
  • Honorable Mention - Wee Three Kings by Brent L. Anderson, Illustrated by Chuck Gillies, Cover
  • Honorable Mention - The Adventures of Detective Luke: Neighborhood Nuisance by Wilson Hickman, Illustrated by Kesmine Hickman (Interior)
  • Honorable Mention - Bruce and the Road to Courage by Gale Leach
  • Honorable Mention - Bruce and the Road to Honesty by Gale Leach

Madelain Westermann, author of Island of the Invisible Being
Cultural Diversity
  • 1st Place - Island of the Invisible Being by Madelain Westermann, Illustrated by Erin Johnson
  • 2nd Place - Will You Fill My Bucket? by Carol McCloud & Karen Wells, Illustrated by Penny Weber
  • Honorable Mention - The Mail-Order Bride by Daris Howard
  • Honorable Mention - The Puppy's Soul by Rochelle Monique Brandon, Illustrated by Kottavei
eBook: Animals / Pets
  • 1st Place - Peaches! Peaches! by Jackie Ferrell, Illustrated by Scott Ferrell
  • 2nd Place - Hide! Hide! A Dog. A Parrott. And A Game. by Jackie Ferrell, Illustrated by Scott Ferrell
eBook: Family Matters
  • Honorable Mention - A Change of Season by Jackie Ferrell, Illustrated by Scott Ferrell
eBook: Picture Books - 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place - Peaches! Peaches! by Jackie Ferrell, Illustrated by Scott Ferrell
  • 2nd Place - Hide! Hide! A Dog. A Parrott. And A Game. by Jackie Ferrell, Illustrated by Scott Ferrell
Family Matters
  • 1st Place - The Gift by Yolande Nicholson Spears
  • 2nd Place - Heroes, Villains, and Vincent by Trenton Payne, Illustrated by Shahab Shamshirsaz
  • Honorable Mention - Diabetes ABC by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
  • Honorable Mention - Gary's Gray World by Ryan J. Cunningham, Illustrated by Chrissy Fanslau
  • Honorable Mention - Fill a Bucket by Carol McCloud & Katherine Martin, MA, Illustrated by David Messing
Food-Related
  • 1st Place - Eat It!: Food Adventures with Marco Polo by Gracie Cavnar, Illustrated by Anni Matsick
Health
  • 2nd Place - Diabetes ABC by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place - Coyote Winds by Helen Sedwick
  • 2nd Place - Wilson and the White House Pups by Susan Castriota, Illustrated by Susan Castriota
  • Honorable Mention - Eat It!: Food Adventures with Marco Polo by Gracie Cavnar, Illustrated by Anni Matsick
  • Honorable Mention - Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell, Illustrated by Margery Fern
Picture Books - 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place-tie - Celia the Great - Tricks for Being a Happy Kid by Abby Jacobs, Illustrated by Mary Gregg Byrne
  • 1st Place-tie - Who Knows the Seasons? by Geoffrey Haas, Illustrated by Louise Satterfield
  • 1st Place-tie - Mama's Purse by AJ Irving, Illustrated by Rick Thomson
  • 2nd Place-tie - Mama's Little Lady: A Special Pony by Francine Paino, Illustrated by John Peter Libretti, IV, USAF
  • 2nd Place-tie - Grandma Always Says… by Dar Wisk, Illustrated by Angelique Gillespie
  • Honorable Mention - The Alphabet According to Starfish by Natalie Starfish, Illustrated by Shishir Naik
  • Honorable Mention - What Can We Do Next? by Toula Magi
  • Honorable Mention - Mr. Moocho and the Lucky Chicken by Marvin Druger, Illustrated by Roberta L Wackett
  • Honorable Mention - Santa's Sugar by Jane Gerencher, Illustrated by Michael Patch
  • Honorable Mention - The Zoo's Annual Piggyback Race by Matt Harrigan, Illustrated by Melinda Beavers
  • Honorable Mention - Zoo on the Moon by Robin Martin-Duttmann, Illustrated by Kalpart
  • Honorable Mention - Fill a Bucket by Carol McCloud & Katherine Martin, MA, Illustrated by David Messing
Picture Books - 6 & Older
Summer Flier, author of Dreamy Space Cadet
Summer Flier, author of Dreamy Space Cadet
  • 1st Place-tie - Granny's Clan by Dr. Sally Hodson, Illustrated by Ann Jones
  • 1st Place-tie - Will You Fill My Bucket? by Carol McCloud & Karen Wells, Illustrated by Penny Weber
  • 1st Place-tie - Dreamy Space Cadet by Summer Flier, Illustrated by John Rose
  • 2nd Place-tie - 10 Simple Ways to Save Our Planet: If My Dog Can Do It, So Can You! by Reade W. Lawson, Illustrated by Cynthia S. Lawson
  • 2nd Place-tie - The Puppy's Soul by Rochelle Monique Brandon, Illustrated by Kottavei
  • Honorable Mention - Santa's Sugar by Jane Gerencherr, Illustrated by Michael Patch
  • Honorable Mention - The Boy from the Sword by Ivonne Fernandez, Illustrated by Cindy Sprage
  • Honorable Mention - A Little Different- All Perfect by Anita Telle, Illustrated by Denis Proulx
  • Honorable Mention - Amazing Matilda: A Monarch's Tale by Bette A. Stevens
  • Honorable Mention - What's in the Garden? by Marianne Berkes, Illustrated by Cris Arbo
  • Honorable Mention - The Boys from Baraboo by Michael Lancaster, Illustrated by Barbara Harnack/Michael Lancaster
  • Honorable Mention - Old Truck by Jennifer Somervell, Illustrated by Margery Fern
  • Honorable Mention - Nature's Patchwork Quilt by Mary Miché, Illustrated by Consie Powell
  • Honorable Mention - Can A Pig Swim? by Thomas W. Rush, Illustrated by D. C. Ice
  • Honorable Mention - Noisy Bug Sing-Along by John Himmelman, Illustrated by John Himmelman
  • Honorable Mention - Jelly Bean Finds Her Special Place by Jane Edwards & Renee Papas
Poetry
  • Honorable Mention - Even Stranger Creatures & Other Poems by Marvin Druger, Illustrated by Marvin Druger

Graham J. Sharpe, author of Purple
School Issues
  • 2nd Place - A Friend Like John: Understanding Autism by Suzanne B. Bartlett, M.D.
  • Honorable Mention - Jasmine Can: Creating Self-Confidence by Bena Hartman, Illustrated by Mary Gregg Byrne
  • Honorable Mention - Wilson Won't Be Bullied! by Susan Castriota and Rose Tennent, Illustrated by Susan Castriota
Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 2nd Place - Purple by Graham J. Sharpe
  • Honorable Mention - Sir Nathan and the Quest for Queen Gobbledeegook by Mark Simon Smith, Illustrated by Derek Gebler
Spiritual/Religious
  • 1st Place - Wee Three Kings by Brent L. Anderson, Illustrated by Chuck Gillies, Cover
  • 2nd Place-tie - Purple by Graham J. Sharpe
  • 2nd Place-tie - Wings Up - All With A Little Help From Our Angels by Michelle A. R. Hydeck
  • Honorable Mention - Shekhina by Paulette Kouffman Sherman Illustrated by Rachel Shana Vine
  • Honorable Mention - The Puppy's Soul by Rochelle Monique Brandon, Illustrated by Kottavei

Michele Spry, author of Tom T's Hat Rack
Young Adult Fiction
  • 1st Place - Purple by Graham J. Sharpe
  • 2nd Place - Light Riders and the Morenci Mine Murder by Ann I. Goldfarb, Illustrated by Jean Boles
  • Honorable Mention - Tom T's Hat Rack: A Story About Paying it Forward by Michele Spry, Illustrated by Peggy A. Guest
  • Honorable Mention - The Azurite Encounter by Jane Frances Ruby, Illustrated by Frank Ybarra







2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize - Nate Rocks the World by Karen Pokras Toz

Animals/Pets
  • First - Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller
  • Second - Halle and Tiger With Their Bucket Filling Family by Peggy Johncox
  • Honor - At the Zoo with Lil Boo by Daddy Bookins
Best Illustrations
  • First - Moon Over Bioko: Sea Turtles of Bioko Island by Heidi Rader-Author; Holly Smith-Illustrator
  • Second - Would You Still Love Me IF... by Wendy LaGuardia & Patricia Keeler (Illustrator)
  • Honor - Sunbelievable by Jo Ann Kairys & Daniel Kairys
Charity/Making A Difference
  • First - Wilson Learns Manners! by Susan Castriota
Children's Chapter Book
  • First - Nate Rocks the World by Karen Pokras Toz
  • Second - Sir Princess Petra: The Pen Pieyu Adventures by Diane Mae Robinson
  • Honor - Little Red Riding Hood, Into the Forest Againl by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger
  • Honor - The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light: A Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel by Sonya Haramis, M.Ed.
Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger
  • First (tie) - Jo Macdonald Had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum
  • First (tie) - Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller
  • First (tie) - Jo Macdonald Saw A Pond by Mary Quattlebaum
  • First (tie) - Over in the Forest: Come Take A Peek by Marianne Berkes
  • Second - I Am Stumped! by Lisa Rivard
  • Honor - Gobble, Gobble by Cathryn Falwell
  • Honor - Annabella's Bully by Wendy Taylor
  • Honor - Queen Vernita's Visitors by Dawn Menge
Children's Picture Book 6 & Older
  • First - Our Salt Water Aquarium by Tom & Gretchen Stuckey
  • Second - Molly's Organic Farm by Carol L. Malnor & Trina Hunner
  • Honor - Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller
  • Honor - Moon Over Bioko: Sea Turtles of Bioko Island by Heidi Rader
  • Honor - Queen Vernita Visits the Blue Ice Mountains by Dawn Menge
  • Honor - The Daring Adventure of Bella & Sweet Pea by M. Diane Bairstow
Cover Design
  • First - Sunbelievable by Jo Ann Kairys & Daniel Kairys
Educational/Instructional
  • Second - Queen Vernita Meets Sir Heathybean the Astronomer by Dawn Menge
Fiction Collection of Short Stories
  • First - Twisted: Tales to Rot Your Brain Vol. 1 by Nora Thompson
Food Related
  • Second - Baking with Friends: Recipes, Tips and Fun Facts for Teaching Kids to Bake by Sharon Davis & Charlene Patton
General
  • First - Would You Still Love Me IF... by Wendy LaGuardia & Patricia Keeler (Illustrator)
  • Second - Under the Tree by Danielle Leibovici
Growing Pains
  • First - If You Love Me So Much by Danielle Leibovici
Interior Design
  • Second - Twisted: Tales to Rot Your Brain Vol. 1 by Nora Thompson
Outdoor Recreation
  • First - Queen Vernita Visits the Islands of Enchantment by Dawn Menge
Photography
  • First - Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller
School Issues
  • First - I Am Stumped! by Lisa Rivard
Spiritual/Religious
  • First - With You Always by Danielle Leibovici
  • Second - Always My Dad by Kathryn Graf
  • Honor - The Adventures of Lumi Nary Light: A Fairy Tale of a Teeny Tiny Angel by Sonya Haramis, M.Ed.
  • Honor - Timothy's Glove by Kathleen Chisholm McInerney
Sports
  • First - Still Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz
Young Adult Fiction
  • First - Super Cowboy Rides by Mark Whiteway
  • Second - Legends of Green Isle: The Forgotten Spell by Constance Wallace
Young Adult Non-Fiction
  • Second - Still Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz







2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize - Growing Up With a Bucket Full of Happiness by Carol McCloud

Animals/Pets
  • Honor - Buddy's Tail by K. Anne Russell
  • Honor - The Misadventures of Belle & Chloe by Doyle Walker
Best Cover Design
  • Honor - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi
Best Illustrations
  • First - Danny the Dragon Meets Jimmy by Tina Turbin (Aija Jasuna, Illus.)
  • Honor - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi
Best Interior Design
  • First - The Blacksmith's Tale or Once Upon a Flower by Dana Phillips
Board Book
  • First - Rockin' Babies by Dr. Jenn Berman & Cynthia Weil
  • Second - I'm a Manatee Happy to be ME! by Leslie Campa
Charity/Making a Difference
  • First - Growing Up With a Bucket Full of Happiness by Carol McCloud
Children's Activity Books
  • First - Doodles Alphabet Coloring Fun by Setria James
Children's Chapter Book
  • First - Stealing the Wild by Beth Hodder
  • Second - Earth Heroes: Champions of Wild Animals by Bruce & Carol Malnor
Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger
  • First - Nico and Lola: Kindness shared between a boy and a dog by Meggan Hill
  • First - Over in Australia: Amazing Animals Down Under by Marianne Berkes
  • Second - Elephant Soup? by Mary Ann Castagnetta
  • Honor - Nuptse & Lhotse in Nepal by Jocey Asnong
  • Honor - Bubble Gum Dreams by Mary Ann Castagnetta
Children's Picture Book 6 & Older
  • First - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose
  • Second - Bubble Gum Dreams by Mary Ann Castagnetta
  • Second - Elephant Soup? by Mary Ann Castagnetta
  • Honor - The Blues Go Extreme Birding by Carol L. Malnor & Sandy F. Fuller
  • Honor - Giant Mixed-Up Menu by Heather Gatzke
  • Honor - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi
Cultural Diversity
  • First - My Nana's Remedies/Los Remedios de mi Nana by Roni C. Ashford
Educational/Instructional
  • First - Have You Filled a Bucket Today? by Carol McCloud
  • Second - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose
  • Second - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi
  • Honor - My Nana's Remedies/Los Remedios de mi Nana by Roni C. Ashford
Family Matters
  • First - My Nana's Remedies/Los Remedios de mi Nana by Roni C. Ashford
  • Second - Jessie's Big Move by Dr. Nathaniel Wilson
  • Honor - Autism ABC by Sherry L. Meinberg
Green Books/Environmental
  • Second - How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate by Lynne Chenny & Gary Braasch
Health
  • Honor - Autism ABC by Sherry L. Meinberg
Religion/Spirituality/Philosophy
  • First - Heaven Sent by Nicole Christine Kosch
  • Second - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi
School Issues
  • First - Growing Up With a Bucket Full of Happiness by Carol McCloud
  • Honor - Autism ABC by Sherry L. Meinberg
Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • First - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
Young Adult Fiction
  • First - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
  • Second - To Live and Die for Dance by Francine Paino
  • Honor - The Blacksmith's Tale or Once Upon a Flower by Dana Phillips







2010 Purple Dragonfly Contest Winners



Grand Prize - God's Promise by Maureen Moss - Ashland, OR

Animals/Pets
  • 1st Place - Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden by Kathy M. Miller - New Ringgold, PA
  • 2nd Place - Ramdas: The One-Eyed Turtle by Robert Goerman & Dinesh Patel - New Kensington, PA
Arts/Music
  • 1st Place - Little Rockin' Roger and the Magic Glass Guitar by Benjamin Moores - Manchester, England
Charity
  • 1st Place - Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet - Rochester Hills, MI
Cover Design
  • 1st Place - Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet - Rochester Hills, MI
  • 2nd Place - Danny the Dragon by Tina Turbin - Dunedin, FL
Educational/Instructional
  • 1st Place - Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet - Rochester Hills, MI
Family Matters
  • 1st Place - Hey Dad! Let's Have a Catch by Harold Theurer, Jr. - Brooklyn, NY
  • 2nd Place - Where Do We Go? By James F. Weinsier - Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Honorable Mention - Princess Sally and Prince Tommy in the Kingdom Always by Jennifer L. Gray, Ph.D. - Federal Way, WA
General
  • 1st Place - Roonie B. Mooney: Lost and Alone by Janan Cain - Riverside, IL
  • 2nd Place - Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet- Rochester Hills, MI
  • Honorable Mention - Hip Hip Hooray, It's Monsoon Day! By Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford - Tucson, AZ
Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place - Living on Sisu: The 1913 Union Copper Strike Tragedy by Deborah K. Frontiera - Houston, TX
Interior Design
  • 1st Place - Morning Rain by Sheila Cayolle - Alpharetta, GA
Outdoor Recreation
  • 1st Place - Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana by Patti Wheeler & Keith Hemstreet - Rochester Hills, MI
Spiritual/Religious
  • 1st Place - God's Promise by Maureen Moss - Ashland, OR
  • 2nd Place - Where Do We Go? By James F. Weinsier - Fernandina Beach, FL
  • Honorable Mention - Your Preteen Apostolate by Nicholas J. Bottesi and Michele E. Bondi - Rochester Hills, MI







2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winners



Grand Prize Winner: Behind the Mask by Dana Ridenour

$100 Drawing Winner: The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann, illustrated by Laurie Copmann and Shirley Kraus

Aging/Senior Living
  • 1st Place: Losing a Hero to Alzheimer's: The Story of Pearl by Patricia M. McClure
  • 2nd Place: Where Do We Go? (Forever) by James Weinsier, illustrated by Mahfuja Selim
Animals/Pets
  • 1st Place: A Home for Abigail by S. Marriott Cook
Best Cover Design
  • 1st Place: The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmon by Pamela Cannalte, illustrated by Steven Beutler, Designed by Jody Mattics
  • 2nd Place (tie): Cloning Noah by Cheri Barton Ross
  • 2nd Place (tie): The Accidental Vigilante by Robert Sterling Hecker
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift
    Forever Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz
Best Illustrations
  • 1st Place: The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann, illustrated by Laurie Copmann and Shirley Kraus
Best Interior Design
  • 1st Place: The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmon by Pamela Cannalte, illustrated by Steven Beutler, Designed by Jody Mattics
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
  • 1st Place: The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father's Extraordinary Adventures; A Son's Challenge by Horace Dade Ashton, Marc Ashton, Libby J. Atwater
  • 2nd Place: The Host with the Most: Tales of a Tattooed Television Personality by Todd Newton
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Losing a Hero to Alzheimer's: The Story of Pearl by Patricia M. McClure
    Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift
    Blueprints of Sir Michael by J. Moffett Walker
Book Series
  • Honorable Mention: Saving St. Rita, Conversion! by Anthony J. Yanik
Children's Activity Books
  • 1st Place: If It Does Not Grow: Say No - Eatable Activities for Kids by Kerry Alison Wekelo
Children's Chapter Books
  • 1st Place: Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures series by JoAnn Wagner, illustrated by David Darchicourt
    (Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Pigonia, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Bermuda, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in San Juan, PR , Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Cozumel, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in New York City, Sir Pigglesworth's Adventures in Vancouver, Sir Pigglesworth's First Adventure)
  • 2nd Place: A Trip to Remember by Michele Spry
Children's Picture Books 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place: Animal abc: Book to Look by Gabriela Rzepecka-Weiß
  • 2nd Place: Forest Wonder by Caroline Tuohey, illustrated by Muza Ulasowski
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Alpaca Buddies: Better Together by Gretchen Hamilton, illustrated by J. Ross Hamilton
    Quackers Wants to Fly by Susan Wolff, illustrated by Justin Currie
    Caroline Girls by Heather Chastain
Picture Books 6 & Older
  • 1st Place (tie): How the Bunny Learned to Fly by Sean David Maday
  • 1st Place (tie): Dragons are Real by Valarie Budayr, illustrated by Michael Welply
  • 2nd Place (tie): Completely Rainbow by Amy Louise
  • 2nd Place (tie): The Reading Promise by Troy Kent, illustrated by Elisa Moriconi
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Where is Robin? (USA) by Robin Barone, illustrated by Robyn Mitchell
    Where Do We Go? (Forever) by James Weinsier, illustrated by Mahfuja Selim
    The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm by Laurie Copmann, illustrated by Laurie Copmann and Shirley Kraus
    Harvey, Who's Good at Nothing by Eric Eddy
    One Hot Mess: A Child's Environmental Fable by J.E. Rogers, illustrated by Guy Atherfold
    A Home for Abigail by S. Marriott Cook
    Little Soldier by Denetra Moore, illustrated by Quanisha Eaton
Cultural Diversity
  • 1st Place: Just Indian by Jackie Neypes, illustrated by Tyrelle Smith
Educational
  • 1st Place: The Tales of Reese: Finn's Wish by Rachel Mahan, illustrated by Gau Family Studio
Fiction - Novel
  • 1st Place: Behind the Mask by Dana Ridenour
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mentions:
    The Accidental Vigilante by Robert Sterling Hecker
    Night Radio: A Love Story by David W. Berner
    Cloning Noah by Cheri Barton Ross
Health
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Mary's Clover: A Story about Medication Safety by Nila E. Sturlin
    Path to a Healthy Mind & Body by Connie Rogers
    Your Holistically Hot Transformation by Marissa Vicario
Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place: The Seeds of Injustice by Micheal Jimerson
Historical Nonfiction
  • 1st Place: The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father's Extraordinary Adventures; A Son's Challenge by Horace Dade Ashton, Marc Ashton, Libby J. Atwater
Humor
  • 1st Place: Stinky Blinky by Troy Kent, illustrated by Amanda Erb
Middle Grade Fiction
  • 1st Place: Star Sapphire and the Land of Gems: The Crystal Cavern (Book 3) by Anthony Pardoe
  • 2nd Place: Koolura and the Mayans by Michael Thal
  • Honorable Mention: Star Sapphire and the Land of Gems: The Ride of Doom (Book One) by Anthony Pardoe
Military
  • 1st Place: A Trip to Remember by Michele Spry
Mystery
  • 1st Place: The Accidental Vigilante by Robert Sterling Hecker
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy
Newbie - First Time Author (Fiction)
  • 1st Place: Behind the Mask by Dana Ridenour
  • 2nd Place: Blind Redemption by Denise Dearth and Amy Gillen
  • Honorable Mentions:
    Crossing Borders by Debra Sue Brice
    How the Bunny Learned to Fly by Sean David Maday
    Alpaca Buddies: Better Together by Gretchen Hamilton, illustrated by J. Ross Hamilton
Newbie - First Time Author (Nonfiction)
  • 1st Place: Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift
Other Nonfiction
  • 1st Place: The Amazing Journey of Solomon the Sockeye Salmon by Pamela Cannalte, illustrated by Steven Beutler, Designed by Jody Mattics
Parenting
  • 1st Place: The Reading Promise by Troy Kent, illustrated by Elisa Moriconi
Poetry
  • 1st Place: Moon Full of Moons: Poetry of Transformation by Kat Lehmann
  • 2nd Place: Cinema Stanzas: Rhyming About Movies by Betty Jo Tucker, illustrated by Denise Cassino
Relationships
  • 1st Place: Losing a Hero to Alzheimer's: The Story of Pearl by Patricia M. McClure
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy
Religion/Spirituality
  • 1st Place: The Apocalyptic Gospel: Mystery, Revelation, and Common Sense by Justin Mark Staller
  • 2nd Place: Walking with Herb: A Spiritual Golfing Journey to the Masters by Joe S. Bullock
Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 1st Place: String by Timothy Bryant Spear
Self-Help/Inspirational
  • 1st Place: Am I Going to Be Okay? Weathering the Storms of Mental Illness, Addiction, and Grief by Debra Whittam, illustrated by Jeff Tift
Sports and Exercise
  • 1st Place: Forever Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz
Westerns
  • 1st Place: The Seeds of Injustice by Micheal Jimerson
Women's Interests
  • Honorable Mention: The Athena Prodigies: Empowering Women Empowering Girls by Danielle Joworski
Young Adult Fiction
  • 1st Place: Ascension by Hannah Rials
  • 2nd Place: Guidings Tidings by Alene Adele Roy
Young Adult Nonfiction
  • 1st Place: Forever Skating Forward by Joanne Vassallo Jamrosz
Youth Author Fiction
  • Honorable Mention: The Transmalians by Medhaa Banaji







2015 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize Winner - Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer

Aging
  • 1st Place - Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer
Animals/Pets
  • 1st Place - Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed, illustrated by Izzy Bean
  • Honorable Mention - The Fairy Fly by Lori R. Lopez
Autobiography/Memoir
  • 2nd Place - On the Literary Road with a Writer by Percy Varrants
Best Cover Design
  • 2nd Place - Gollywood, Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
Best Interior Design
  • 2nd Place - Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
Best Photography/Illustrations
  • 1st Place ($100 Drawing Winner) - The Tiny Portrait by Heidi Carla, illustrated by Karla Cinquanta
  • 2nd Place - Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
  • Honorable Mention - Gollywood, Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
  • Honorable Mention - The Fairy Fly by Lori R. Lopez
Biography/Autobiography/Memoir
  • 2nd Place - With Angel's Wings by Stephanie A. Collins
  • Honorable Mention - Into Exile: A Life Story of War and Peace by Elin Toona Gottschalk
Book Trailer
  • 2nd Place - The Legend of Dragonfly Pond: Book Five by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mention - My Day in Heaven with my Lil Sister by Quest Delaney
Business/Finance
  • 1st Place - American Mojo Lost and Found: Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows by by Peter D. Kiernan
Children's Chapter Books
  • 1st Place - Ballerina Detective and the Missing Jeweled Tiara by Karen Rita Rautenberg
Children's Picture Books 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place - Numbers! by Lynne Dempsey, illustrated by Mandy Newham-Cobb
  • 1st Place - Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed, illustrated by Izzy Bean
  • Honorable Mention - The Tales of Tickey Boo: Tickety Boo at the Zoo by Lucy Bermingham, illustrated by Lizzie Bullis
  • Honorable Mention - An Invitation to a Pirate Birthday by Mesemondo, illustrated by Brock Nichol
  • Honorable Mention - Gert the SEE Turtle in: Colors, Colors, Everywhere by Maxine Moody Poston
  • Honorable Mention - Beverlee Beaz the Brown Burmese by Regan W.H. Macaulay, illustrated by Alex Zgud
  • Honorable Mention - The Adventures of Precious Penny by Dina Marie Filippini, illustrated by Taillefer Long
  • Honorable Mention - The Mystery of the Magical Bwa Bwa Fruit by Zuza
Picture Books 6 & Older
  • 1st Place (tie) - Nickerbacher, The Funniest Dragon by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Kim Sponaugle
  • 1st Place (tie) - Posie Pixie and the Pancakes by Sarah Hill, illustrated by Sarah Mauchline
  • 1st Place (tie) - Posie Pixie and the Snowstorm by Sarah Hill, illustrated by Sarah Mauchline
  • 2nd Place - Bart's Heart by Cargill H. Alleyne, Jr., M.D., illustrated by Colby Polonsky, M.S., C.M.I.
  • Honorable Mention - Tilly & the Tooth Fairy (eBook) by Brian G. Chambers, illustrated by Sondra N. Rymer
  • Honorable Mention - Odysseus (eBook) by Simon Spence
  • Honorable Mention - Gollywood, Here I Come! by Terry John Barto, illustrated by Mattia Cerato
  • Honorable Mention - The Tiny Portrait by Heidi Carla, illustrated by Karla Cinquanta
  • Honorable Mention - Explorations of Commander Josh Book One: In Space by by Donna LeBlanc, illustrated by Anton Servetnik
Cultural Diversity
  • 1st Place - Hi My Name is Hanna and I'm Adopted by Angie Barton
Educational
  • 1st Place - Colors! by Lynne Dempsey, illustrated by Mandy Newham-Cobb
Fiction: Collection of short stories
  • Honorable Mention - The Phantom Madonna & Other Catholic Stories by Anthony J. Yanik
Fiction: Novel
  • 1st Place (tie) - Castle in Danger by Karen Rita Rautenberg
  • 1st Place (tie) - Simmer and Smoke: A Southern Tale of Grit and Spice by Peggy Lampman
  • 2nd Place - Prince of Conjurers by Laurie L. Bolanos
  • Honorable Mention - Sable Shadow & The Presence by William Peace
General Nonfiction
  • 1st Place - Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer
Historical Nonfiction
  • 1st Place - American Mojo Lost and Found: Restoring Our Middle Class Before the World Blows by by Peter D. Kiernan
  • 2nd Place - Chatto's Promise: An Apache Saga by John Sandifer
Humor
  • 2nd Place - The Fairy Fly by Lori R. Lopez
Middle Grade Fiction
  • 2nd Place - Bumbling Bea by Deborah Baldwin
Newbie - First Time Author
  • 1st Place (tie) - Bee in the Sea by Adam Reed, illustrated by Izzy Bean
  • 1st Place (tie)- Going to the Park by Elizabeth Gorcey, illustrated by Kajiah Jacobs
  • 2nd Place - Simmer and Smoke: A Southern Tale of Grit and Spice by Peggy Lampman
  • Honorable Mention - It's a Cow's World (eBook) by Nick Sage
  • Honorable Mention - Slow Dancing with a Stranger by Meryl Comer
  • Honorable Mention - Green is Good by Elizabeth Gorcey, illustrated by Kajiah Jacobs
Poetry
  • 2nd Place - Paradise Drive by Rebecca Foust
  • Honorable Mention - Poetic Reflections: The Queen of Hats by Lori R. Lopez
  • Honorable Mention - Postcards from Poland by Joseph Kuhn Carey
Relationships
  • 1st Place - Ashes and Asphalt (eBook) by Trevor Halloway
Romance
  • 2nd Place - The Woman in Black (eBook) by Rene Natan
  • Honorable Mention - Skeeter Hawk by Hubert Stokes
Travel
  • 1st Place - Ashes and Asphalt (eBook) by Trevor Halloway
  • 2nd Place - Postcards from Poland by Joseph Kuhn Carey
Unpublished Manuscript
  • Honorable Mention - The Last Cruz by Caitlin Avery
Young Adult Fiction
  • 2nd Place - Goodbye Tchaikovsky by Michael Thal
  • Honorable Mention - Super Cowboy Rides Again by Daris Howard
  • Honorable Mention - Spinner by Michael J. Bowler







2014 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize Winner - The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams

Best Cover Design
  • 1st Place - Guardian Of Dreams: A Bedtime Story by Wendy Torrel, illustrated by Kendall Klingbeil
  • 2nd Place - Avoiding The Dodgeballs At Work: A Young Woman's Guide To Succeeding At A First Job by E. Marie
  • Honorable Mention - Shelly's New Shell (ebook) by Elisabeth Ekornes
  • Honorable Mention - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy
Best Interior Design
  • Honorable Mention - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy
Biography/Memoir
  • 1st Place - What Lies Within by Libby J. Atwater
  • 2nd Place - Ask Me Anything: A Memoir by Marie Rudisill & Susan Marg
Business/Finance
  • 1st Place - Storybranding 2.0: Creating Standout Brands Through The Purpose Of Story by Jim Signorelli
  • 2nd Place - The Predictable Profits Playbook: The Entrepreneur's Guide To Dominating Any Market And Staying On Top by Charles E. Gaudet II
Children's Chapter Books
  • 1st Place - The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams
  • 1st Place - The Cockroach Invasion by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
  • 2nd Place - The Life And Times Of Birdie Mae Hayes by Jeri-Anne Agee
  • Honorable Mention - A Whirlwind Of Discovery by Darleen Wohlfeil
Children's Picture Books (5 & Younger)
  • 1st Place - Addie B. Strong: I Am So Strong by Alyson Flippo, illustrated by Kathleen Murphy Willer
  • 1st Place - Deputy Dorkface: How Sugaropolis Got Dessert Back by Kevin D. Janison, illustrated by Eldon Doty
  • 2nd Place - I Am Living In 2 Homes by Garcelle Beauvais & Sebastian A. Jones, illustrated by James C. Webster
  • 2nd Place - Chicken Cha Cha: I Have Constipation! by Anna Phang, illustrated by Debbie P.
  • 2nd Place - Hurry Harry! Hurry! by Lilly Waters, illustrated by Valerie Quinn
  • 2nd Place - Kitchen Club Kids: Garden Safari Vegetable Soup by Marianne Welsh, Eluka Moore & Larry Puzniak, illustrated by Kristen Gau
  • Honorable Mention - Dancing Fruit Put On A Show! (ebook) by Ruth Wilkes, illustrated by James Cross
  • Honorable Mention - June Bug Jamboree by Robin Martin Duttmann, illustrated by Kalpart
  • Honorable Mention - Miranda's Journey by Leslie Breiner, illustrated by Emily Smith
  • Honorable Mention - Guardian Of Dreams: A Bedtime Story by Wendy Torrel, illustrated by Kendall Klingbeil
  • Honorable Mention - Chicken Cha Cha: I Don't Want To Wash My Hands! by Anna Phang, illustrated by Debbie P.
Children's Picture Books (6 & Older)
  • 1st Place - The Case Of The Missing Byte by Joseph Daluz & Julia Morton, illustrated by Anabela M. Daluz
  • 2nd Place - Marco The Little Chef: Makes Macaroni And Cheese by Joy Papini, Ph.D, illustrated by Kersly Minoza
  • 2nd Place - Buttermilk by Fat Hendrick, illustrated by Jamil Adler
  • Honorable Mention - Deputy Dorkface: How Sugaropolis Got Dessert Back by Kevin D. Janison, illustrated by Eldon Doty
  • Honorable Mention - Odie The Stray Kitten by Kristen Mott
  • Honorable Mention - Odie's Best Friend by Kristen Mott
  • Honorable Mention - I Am Living In 2 Homes by Garcelle Beauvais & Sebastian A. Jones, illustrated by James C. Webster
  • Honorable Mention - The North Pole Penguin by Christopher Payne, illustrated by Lorena Soriano.
  • Honorable Mention - Dancing Fruit Put On A Show! by Ruth Wilkes, illustrated by James Cross
  • Honorable Mention - I Can Believe In Myself by Miriam Laundry, illustrated by Jenniffer Julich
  • Honorable Mention - Nakita's Big Question by Roberta Hoffer, illustrated by Chet Taylor
Cultural Diversity
  • 1st Place - The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick
Education
  • 1st Place - The Cockroach Invasion by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
Environment
  • 2nd Place - The Cockroach Invasion by Dr. Sherry L. Meinberg
Fiction: Novel
  • 1st Place - The Azurite Encounter by Jane Frances Ruby
  • 2nd Place - Price Of Justice by Alan Brenham
  • Honorable Mention - Painted From Memories by Barbara Forte Abate
Food-Related
  • 1st Place - Marco The Little Chef: Makes Macaroni And Cheese by Joy Papini, Ph.D, illustrated by Kersly Minoza
Health, Diet, Nutrition
  • 1st Place - Fibromyalgia And Other Chronic Painful Conditions: The Patient's Guide And Survival Manual For Obtaining Proper And Effective Medical Care - Second Edition by Jeffrey B. Loomer, M.D., FACP, FACR
Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place - The Old Cape House by Barbara Eppich Struna
  • 2nd Place - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy
Middle Grade Fiction
  • 1st Place - The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams
  • 2nd Place - Ellcinder by Christina Cody
Mystery
  • Honorable Mention - Price Of Justice by Alan Brenham
Newbie/First Time Author
  • 1st Place - The Red Sun: Legends Of Orkney by Alane Adams
  • 1st Place - Fibromyalgia And Other Chronic Painful Conditions: The Patient's Guide And Survival Manual For Obtaining Proper And Effective Medical Care - Second Edition by Jeffrey B. Loomer, M.D., FACP, FACR
  • 1st Place - In the Footsteps of Greatness by Josh Mathe
  • 2nd Place - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mention - Marco The Little Chef: Makes Macaroni And Cheese by Joy Papini, Ph.D, illustrated by Kersly Minoza
Other Non-Fiction
  • 1st Place - 101 Awesome Things To Do For Someone Who's Sick by Elaine Wilkes, Ph.D.
  • 1st Place - Nature's Secret Messages: Hidden In Plain Sight by Elaine Wilkes, Ph.D.
  • 1st Place - What Lies Within by Libby J. Atwater
  • 2nd Place - Fibromyalgia And Other Chronic Painful Conditions: The Patient's Guide And Survival Manual For Obtaining Proper And Effective Medical Care - Second Edition by Jeffrey B. Loomer, M.D., FACP, FACR
Performing Arts
  • Honorable Mention - Who Nuked The Duke? Atomic Testing And The Fallout Behind Rko's John Wayne Epic 'The Conqueror' by John William Law
Poetry
  • 1st Place - A World Of Words: Collected Poetry Of Eath, Volume One by Rafael L. Lopez
Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy
  • 1st Place - Interplay: An Artist's Approach To Spirituality by Makram Abu-Shakra
  • 2nd Place - My Extraordinary Life by Monica Sucha Vickers
Romance
  • 1st Place - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy
  • Honorable Mention - The Time Borrower: A Light Riders Novel by Ann I. Goldfarb & Trevor Smith
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Paranormal
  • 1st Place - Avarom And The Secret Of The White Mist by J.L. Stewart & Claire Beard
  • 2nd Place - The Spirit Of Things Ii: Here We Go Again by Carole Mann
  • Honorable Mention - Train Wheels, Flying Saucers & The Ghost of Tiburcio Vasquez by G. Lloyd Helm
Self-Help/Inspirational
  • 1st Place & $100 Drawing Winner! - In The Footsteps Of Greatness by Josh Mathe
  • 2nd Place - Soar With Vulnerability by Suzanne Letourneau
Sports/Exercise
  • 2nd Place - In The Footsteps Of Greatness by Josh Mathe
Women's Interest
  • 1st Place - Avoiding The Dodgeballs At Work: A Young Woman's Guide To Succeeding At A First Job by E. Marie
Young Adult Fiction
  • 1st Place - Born To Run, Live To Be Free by Daris Howard
  • Honorable Mention - The Red Sheet by Mia Kerick
  • Honorable Mention - How Am I Supposed To Do Life Now That I'm An Adult? by Charlene Carpenter
  • Honorable Mention - Sanctuary by Alene Adele Roy







2013 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize Winner - Diamond Fields by Randall Reneau

Activity Books
  • 1st Place - Dear Little One by Christina L. Thomas
Best Cover Design
  • Honorable Mention - Diamond Fields by Randall Reneau
Best Photography/Illustrations
  • 1st Place - The Do's and Don'ts by Hayley Rose
Children's Chapter Books
  • 1st Place - Crypto-Punk by George Traikovich
  • 1st Place - The Knighting of Sir Kaye by Don M. Winn
  • 2nd Place - Tom T's Hat Rack: A Story About Paying It Forward by Michele Spry, Illustrated by Peggy A. Guest
  • Honorable Mention - Patalosh: The Time Travelers by Z. Altug and Tracy Gensler
Children's Picture Books (5 & Younger)
  • 1st Place - End of the Rainbow Fruit Salad by Eluka Moore, Larry Puzniak, and Marianne Welsh
  • 2nd Place - Later Gator, In a While Crocodile by Mike Fortunato
  • 2nd Place - The Do's and Don'ts by Hayley Rose
Children's Picture Books (6 & Older)
  • 1st Place - Bubblegum Princess by Julie Gribble, illustrated by Lori Hanson
Education
  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Java Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Fiction: Novel
  • 1st Place - Diamond Fields by Randall Reneau
Health, Diet, Nutrition
  • 1st Place - Sneezing Seasons: The Inside Story about Allergies and Immunology by Gail Galvan
  • 2nd Place - Trust Your Intuition: 25 Natural Medicine Confessions by Jenni Wilson
Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place - A Cruel Calm: Paris Between The Wars by Patricia Daly-Lipe
How-To
  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Android Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.
  • 2nd Place - Red Hot Customer Service by Lisbeth Calandrino
Newbie Award (first time author, fiction)
  • 1st Place - Danny Celebrates Advent by Dr. Jennifer Grenardo, Ed.D.
  • 2nd Place - Dying for Sex by Lynn C. Albrecht
  • Honorable Mention - Done With Death by David Babineau
Newbie Award (first time author, non-fiction)
  • 2nd Place - Trust Your Intuition: 25 Natural Medicine Confessions by Jenni Wilson
Pets, Animals
  • 1st Place - Through Frankie's Eyes by Barbara Techel

Deborah W Dykes, author of Stellarella! It's Saturday!
Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy
  • 1st Place - Stellarella! It's Saturday! by Deborah W. Dykes
  • 2nd Place - Lady Preacher by Brenda Carradine
  • Honorable Mention - Danny Celebrates Advent by Dr. Jennifer Grenardo, Ed.D.
Science & Technology
  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Android Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Science Fiction & Fantasy & Paranormal
  • 1st Place - Firestar: Krisalys Chronicles of Feyree: Scroll 3 by Claudia Newcorn
  • 2nd Place - Reckoning by Vincent M. Wales/Dinah Geof-Craigs
Self-Help, Inspirational
  • 1st Place - Magikal Molly Day by Amy Lloyd
  • 1st Place - Questions: Directions to Who You Are by Tim W. Turner
Text Books
  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Java Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Young Adult Fiction
  • 1st Place - Pond Ghosts by Alene Adele Roy







2012 Fall Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize - Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan

Animals, Pets
  • 1st Place - Marie's Nine Lives by Shana Gammon
Biography, Autobiography/Memoir Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place - The Adventures of the Little Prince by Rosemary R. Evans
  • 1st Place - The Little Princesses Magical Party by Rosemary R. Evans
Children's Picture Book 6 & Older
  • 1st Place - Teeny Tiny Tina Her Teeny Tiny Pet by Rosemary R. Evans
  • 1st Place - Teeny Tiny Tina the Teeny Tiny Tooth Fairy by Rosemary R. Evans
  • 2nd Place - Santa's Sugar by Jane Gerencher
  • Honorable Mention - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua
  • Honorable Mention - Ned's Head by Cargill H. Alleyne, Jr., MD
Cover Design
  • 1st Place - Romancing the Stove by Amy Reiley, Author; Deborah Daly, Designer
  • Honorable Mention - Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler, Author; Thinkstock.com, Illustrator
Cultural Diversity
  • 1st Place - Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan
eBook: Children's Picture Book, 5 & Younger
  • 2nd Place - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua
eBook: Children's Picture Book, 6 & Older
  • 2nd Place - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua
eBook: Children's Poetry
  • 2nd Place - Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan by Kelly Paniagua
eBook: Cover Design
  • Honorable Mention - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier, Author; Ryan Doan, Illustrator
eBook: Newbie Fiction
  • 1st Place - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff
eBook: Young Adult Fiction
  • Honorable Mention - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff
Fiction: Novel
  • 1st Place - The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet
  • 2nd Place - Sykosa by Justin Ordoxez
  • Honorable Mention - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier
Historical Fiction
  • Honorable Mention - The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet
Historical Non-fiction
  • 1st Place - Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan
Humor
  • Honorable Mention - My Life with Roger by Rosemarie Olhousen
  • Honorable Mention - Mindy's Musings by Mindy Levy
Newbie Fiction
  • 1st Place - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • 2nd Place - Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye By Shari A. Brady
  • Honorable Mention - The Right Guard by Alexandra Hamlet
  • Honorable Mention - The Angry Woman Suite by Lee Fullbright
Newbie Non-fiction
  • 2nd Place - Born Mad By Robyn Wheeler
Non-fiction
  • 1st Place - Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan
  • Honorable Mention - Mindy's Musings by Mindy Levy
Photography/Illustrations
  • 1st Place - Nature's Notes by Judy Burris & Wayne Richards
Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 2nd Place - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier

Aan D. Frazier, author of Your Magnetic Mind
Self Help/Inspirational
  • 1st Place - Your Magnetic Mind by Aan D. Frazier
  • 2nd Place - Creating a New Normal... After the Death of a Child by Sandy Fox
  • Honorable Mention - Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler
  • Honorable Mention - Defining Moments, Breaking Through Tough Times by Dorothea S. McArthur, PhD
Women's Interest
  • 2nd Place - Born Mad by Robyn Wheeler
Young Adult Fiction
  • 1st Place - The Soul's Mark: Found by Ashley Stoyanoff
  • 2nd Place - Redwine Hill: The Secrets at Primevil Asylum by L.L. Stolmeier
  • Honorable Mention - Wish I Could Have Said Goodbye by Shari A. Brady







2012 Spring Royal Dragonfly Book Award Contest Winners



Grand Prize - Mamma Agata: Simple and Genuine by Chiara Lima

Biography, Autobiography/Memoir
  • 1st Place - Mollie's War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe by Cyndee Schaffer & Mollie Weinstein Schaffer
  • 2nd Place - Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonne Weedn, Ph.D
  • Honorable Mention - The Best Worst Things by Kristen K. Brown
Children's Chapter Book
  • 1st Place - The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For by L.L. Helland
Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place - If You Love Me So Much by Danielle Leibovici
  • 2nd Place - Fifo "When I Grow Up" by Hayley Rose
Children's Picture Book 6 & Older
  • 1st Place - Under the Tree by Danielle Leibovici
  • 2nd Place - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose
Cover Design
  • 1st Place - Kiss My Bundt: Recipes from the Award-Winning Bakery by Chrysta Wilson
Cultural Diversity
  • 2nd Place - Many Blessings: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women by Sonne Weedn, Ph.D
Education
  • Honorable Mention - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose
Fiction: Novel
  • 1st Place - The Blackpox Threat by Rene Natan
  • 2nd Place - Pale Diamonds by Diane Hunt Stockmar
  • Honorable Mention - Lucky Shot by Sarah Leamy
  • Honorable Mention - Red, White, and Boom by Karl Puttlitz
Fiction: Novel eBook
  • 2nd Place - Stay Tuned by Lauren Clark
Fine Art
  • 2nd Place - Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists by Edna San Miguel
Food Related
  • 1st Place - Mamma Agata: Simple and Genuine by Chiara Lima
  • 2nd Place - Kiss My Bundt: Recipes from the Award-Winning Bakery by Chrysta Wilson
  • 2nd Place - The Fishes & Dishes Cookbook by Tomi Marsh, Kiyo Marsh, Laura Cooper
Historical Fiction
  • 1st Place - Kumpel by Bob Guess
History: Non-fiction
  • 1st Place - Mission San Xavier: A Story of Saints and Angels, Art and Artists by Edna San Miguel
Illustrations
  • 1st Place - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose (author) & Jessie B. Orlet (illustrator)
Interior Design
  • 1st Place - Sunbelievable by Jo Ann Kairys & Daniel Kairys
  • 2nd Place - This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Words and Pictures Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What to Do Instead by Nadine Block

B. Pine, author of Familiar Origins
Newbie Fiction
  • 1st Place - Familiar Origins by B. Pine
  • 2nd Place - The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For By L.L. Helland
  • Honorable Mention - The Phoenix Key by Lauren K. Hickey
Newbie Non-fiction
  • 1st Place - Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction by Leo J. Battenhausen
Parenting
  • 2nd Place - Smart Parenting for Smart Kids by Eileen Kennedy-Moore & Mark Lowenthal
  • Honorable Mention - This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Words and Pictures Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What to Do Instead by Nadine Block
Photography/ Illustrations
  • 1st Place - Sunbelievable by Jo Ann Kairys & Daniel Kairys Illustrators: Jo Ann Kairys & Frank Thompson
Psychology
  • 1st Place - Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction by Leo J. Battenhausen
Relationships
  • 1st Place - This Hurts Me More Than It Hurts You: In Words and Pictures Children Share How Spanking Hurts and What to Do Instead by Nadine Block
Relationships eBook
  • 2nd Place - Stay Tuned By Lauren Clark
Science & Technology
  • 2nd Place - TeenCoder: Windows Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 1st Place - Familiar Origins by B. Pine
  • 2nd Place - The Hellandback Kids: Be Careful What You Wish For by L.L. Helland
Self Help/Inspirational
  • 2nd Place - Defeating Depression: The Calm and Sense Way to Find Happiness and Satisfaction by Leo J. Battenhausen
Senior Aging
  • 2nd Place - Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias: The Caregiver's Complete Survival Guide by Nataly Rubinstein
Text Book
  • 1st Place - TeenCoder: Windows Programming by Homeschool Programming, Inc.
Travel
  • 2nd Place - Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose







2011 Royal Dragonfly Contest Winners



Grand Prize - Accidental Lessons by David W. Berner

Biography, Autobiography/Memoir
  • 2nd Place - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain by Gene X. Kortsha
  • Honorable Mention - God's Feet are in My Sandbox by Rich Anderson
  • Honorable Mention - The Side-Yard Superhero by Rick Niece
  • Honorable Mention - Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort by Ethel Lee-Miller
Business & Finance
  • 2nd Place - Due Diligence for the Financial Professional, 2nd Edition by L. Burke Files
Children's Chapter Book
  • 2nd Place - Olivia's Gift by Nancy Carabio Belanger (Sandra Casali LewAllen-Illustrator)
Children's Picture Book 5 & Younger
  • 1st Place - God Loves You So Much by Chad Lindley
Children's Picture Book 6 & Older
  • 1st Place - Pirate Gabriella Sails the Five Oceans by Jerry & Patsy DiLeo
  • 2nd Place - My Nana's Remedies/Los Remedios de mi Nana by Roni C. Ashford
  • Honorable Mention - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)
Cover Design
  • 2nd Place - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)
  • Honorable Mention - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain by Gene X. Kortsha
  • Honorable Mention - Olivia's Gift by Nancy Carabio Belanger (Sandra Casali LewAllen-Illustrator)
Education
  • 1st Place - Recess is Over by Sherry L. Meinberg
  • 1st Place - Accidental Lessons by David W. Berner
Fiction: Novel
  • 2nd Place - Push Back by Alfred Wellnitz
Historical Fiction
  • Honorable Mention - The Last Moon - DeAnn Lubell
History: Non-fiction
  • 2nd Place - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain by Gene X. Kortsha
How-To
  • 1st Place - Recess is Over by Sherry L. Meinberg
Humor
  • Honorable Mention - The Misadventures of Belle & Chloe by Doyle Walker
Mystery
  • 1st Place - Red Flag Warning by Kurt Kamm
  • 2nd Place - Death Cruise By Dan Anderson
Newbie Fiction
  • 1st Place - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
  • 2nd Place - The Secret of Lies By Barbara Forte Abate
  • Honorable Mention - One Foot in the Black by Kurt Kamm
Newbie Non-fiction
  • 1st Place - Inspired to Dance by Mandi Dugenais
  • 2nd Place - One Man's Journey to Freedom: Escape from Behind the Iron Curtain By Gene X. Kortsha
  • Honorable Mention - The Side-Yard Superhero by Rick Niece
Performing Arts
  • 1st Place - Inspired to Dance by Mande Dagenais
Photography/ Illustrations
  • Honorable Mention - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)
  • Honorable Mention - Olivia's Gift by Nancy Carabio Belanger (Sandra Casali LewAllen-Illustrator)
Poetry
  • 1st Place - The Chickadees by Hongvan Nguyen
Religion/Spirituality/Philosophy
  • 2nd Place - The Mystery of Fate: Common Coincidence or Divine Intervention By Arlene Uslander & Brenda Warneker
  • Honorable Mention - God Moments by Michele Elena Bondi
  • Honorable Mention - Our Treasure by Michele Elena Bondi (Kristina Marie Pope-Illustrator)
  • Honorable Mention - God Loves You So Much by Chad Lindley
Science Fiction/Fantasy
  • 1st Place - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
  • Honorable Mention - Dauntless Homecoming by Pete Koziar
Self Help/Inspirational
  • 1st Place - Tasting Rain by Kim Malchuk
  • 2nd Place - Through it All: And Out on the Other Side By Francine L. Billingslea
  • Honorable Mention - Enlightenment: One Woman's Journey as an Extrasensory Human by Carrieanne Fonger
Women's Interest
  • 1st Place - Enlightenment: One Woman's Journey as an Extrasensory Human by Carrieanne Fonger
YA Fiction
  • 1st Place - Lodestone Book One & Two by Mark Whiteway
  • 2nd Place - Carnival Week By Joe Vigliotti
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