Self-Published Book Awards Winners – Children’s

Announcing the Children’s winners of the 5th Annual Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Awards

Children’s Category


First-place Winner

Carol McCloud
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Brighton MI
www.bucketfillers.com


Honorable Mentions

Heather Anderson
Nereg the Ugly Frog
Singapore Singapore
www.beehive.com.sg

Claire Boudreaux Bateman
This Little Light of Mine
Baton Rouge LA
amazon.com

Marvie Ellis
Keisha’s Doors
Austin TX
www.speechkidstexaspress.com


Entrants

Milwaukee Area Creative SHARP Students
All Around Milwaukee
Milwaukee WI

Robin And The Giant
Live To Sniff
Ocala FL
www.robinandthegiant.com

Blaka Y. Abee
My Dad, The Folk Potter
Connellys Springs NC
xlibris.com

Faye Adams
Chester the Lonely Crow
De Soto MO

Eric B. Anderson
Alena & the Favorite Thing
River Forest IL
www.alenabooks.com

Sydne J. Archambault
On Wings of Angels
Fort Collins CO
www.authorhouse.com

Don Arends
Grandpa Grouper The Fish with Glasses
Oak Brook IL
www.missionmanuscripts.com

Jennifer Armstrong
Anything Is Possible
Belfast ME
www.jenniferarmstrong.com

Deyva Arthur
Julian’s Dream Friend
Troy NY
www.piccalapress.com

Fannie Lillian Miles Bellamy
Jacques- Le Chien Terrier Et Son Amie Chanel
Vienna VA
www.rockpublishing.com

Carole Stevens Bibisi
Tails of American Bronte
Bradenton FL
www.artharmonycsb.com

Graham and Marjorie Billings
A Silly Seahorse Race
Voorhees NJ
xlibris.com

Barbara Bingham
It’s Okay, Ginger
Frostproof FL
www.itsokayginger.com

Karen Biron-Dekel
Anger’s Way Out
Oceanside NY
www.amazon.com

S. E. Blakeslee
Once upon a blue moon
Greenville NC
www.freddyrocks.com

Michelle Bodden
Obara the Gatekeeper
Far Rockaway NY
www.waterdaughter.com

Leona DeRosa Bodie
One is Fun
Palm City FL
www.itascabooks.com

Michele Bond
Wooden Hearts and Furry Dragons
Southampton MA
www.barnesandnoble.com

Patricia A. Bremmer
The Christmas Westie
Venango NE
www.windcallenterprises.com

Elizabeth M. Brown
Aristotle: The Firefly’s Message
Woodbury MN
www.outskirtspress.com

Janet Hayward Burnham
A Week Ago Cat…and other poems
Bethel VT
www.mylittlejessiepress.com

Mrs. Buttercup
Another Visit To Hobby Haven Dell
Ludlow MA

Mrs. Buttercup
Adventures In Hobby Haven Dell
Ludlow MA

Cheryl Caho
Jumbo’s Tiny Tales Volume 1 and 2
Littleton CO
www.bookstobelievin.com

Dave Carberry
Where Was I? New York!
Baltimore MD
www.wherekids.com

Bea Chiccarine Jan Whittaker
Wolf will Build for Food.com
Richboro PA
bchiccarine@hotmail.com

Kip Cosson
Ned Visits New York
New York NY
www.kipkids.com

Charlotte Cowan, M.D.
Sadie’s Sore Throat
Concord MA
www.drhippo.com

Stormy Cozad
Uncle Harry’s Junkalunka Car
Kalaheo HI
www.trafford.com

Matt Crosser
Fat Baby
Broken Arrow OK
www.lulu.com

Jo DeMarco
One Little Christmas Tree
Grand Rapids MI

Patricia Derrick
Farley the Ferret of Farkleberry Farm
Las Vegas NV

Patricia Derrick
Rickity & Snickity At The Balloon Fiesta
Las Vegas NV

Patricia Derrick
Riley the Rhinoceros
Las Vegas NV

Patricia Derrick
Dody the Dog Has a Rainbow
Las Vegas NV

Dawn Desjardins
The Autumn Marathon
Libertyville IL
www.artistic-ventures.com

Ryke Leigh Douglas
Tock-A-Tick
Sinking Spring PA
www.outskirtspress

Rita Eagle
Sniffy the Beagle
Venice CA
outskirtspress.com

Dana Eastman
Here’s Sammy!
Chatham ON Canada

Jane Eastwood
Let The Saints Be Alive For Your Children
Golden CO

Madelyn Edelson
The Proud Beech
Huntington NY

Madelyn Edelson
The Little Wind
Huntington NY

Carol Edwards
Jacy Meets Betsy
Lithonia GA
www.jacysearchforjesus.com

Linda Elliott
When Little Pinkie gets her Wings
Laconia NH
www.outskirtspress.com

Marvie Ellis
Tacos Anyone?
Austin TX
www.speechkidstexaspress.com

John Erickson
Maybe You’ll Dream
Fenton MI
www.maybeyoulldream.com

Laura Erwin
Look At Me!
Los Gatos CA
www.peetsworld.com

Olive Evans
Adventures with The Thrift Store Bears
Manhattan Beach CA
www.teddytraveler.com

Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon Frank Pellegrino
Heavenly Skies & Lullabies
Armonk NY
www.amazon.com

Dr. T.E. Foster
The Tangram ABC Book
Wichita KS
amazon.com

Dr. T.E. Foster
Then and Now on Old MacDonald’s Farm
Wichita KS
amazon.com

Lisa Galjanic
When Caterpillars Grow Up
East Marion NY
www.lsgpublications.com

Julie Gasior
Samy the Star
Princeton NJ
lulu.com

Timothy Glass
Sleepytown Beagles Penny’s 4th of July
Albuquerque NM
www.sleepytownbeagles.com

Mona L. Golden
It’s Not Sarah’s Fault
Twinsburg OH
www.trafford.com

Carmen Gonzalez
Curley, Swirley & Twirley’s Pleasure Treasure Adventure
Santa Clara CA
trafford.com

Verna Greber
Timmy the Curious Opossum
Troy MO
www.timmythecuriousopossum.com

Nneka A. Gunn
The Island of Abandoned Dreams
Chattanooga TN

David & Helen Haidle
The Lord is My Shepherd
Portland OR
www.seedfaithbooks.com

Valerie Handelsman
Turtles Z..up
Tavernier FL
www.littlethoughtspublishing.com

Valerie Handelsman
The Sleepy Pelican Police
Tavernier FL
www.littlethoughtspublishing.com

Diane Ludwig Hardiman
Zerog’s Mission to the Farm
Lindsay ON Canada
www.trafford.com

Kyra E. Hicks
Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria
Arlington VA
www.blackthreads.com

Bobbie Hinman
The Knot Fairy
Bel Air MD
www.bestfairybooks.com

Kim Hoffman
Emma’s Amazing Knot
Bethel Park PA

Heather Irbinskas
The Little Carousel Horse
Sonoita AZ
www.snapbacks.com

David Isaac
The Leafy Sea Dragon
Irvington NY
www.theleafyseadragon.com

Rebecca Jamison
Clyde the Glyde on the Great Ride
Keller TX
www.clydetheglyde.com

Amber Jones
The Chocolate Train
Rogers AR
www.authorhouse.com

Wendy Kerner
The Last Wild Elephant
Fairplay CO
www.thelastwildelephant.com

Dick and Sue Kievit
Time Out For Teddy
Pittsford NY

D.E. Krusky
The Christmas Cat
Hammer ON Canada
www.siscanbooks.com

Jack D. LaMay
Shelley and the Animals
Mountain Home ID

Mary Lang
Mortoise’s Dangerous Summer
Mesa AZ
amazon.com

Alison Larsen
Thomas the Turtle’s Adventure
Dix Hills NY

Alison Larsen
Thomas The Turtle
Dix Hills NY

Gail Larson
Stairway to Baby Jesus
Humble TX
www.pleasantworkbooks.com

Alison Larson
What Makes You Smile?
Huntington Station NY

Danna Troncatty Leahy
Bonjour L’Enfant!
San Carlos CA
www.ciabambinobooks.com

P. Janet Lee
Ella Elephant And Her Fear of Mice
Murrysville PA

Ramonda Lind
Bryce and the Ice Adventure
Ashland OH

Ellen Bryant Lloyd
Freckles and The Great Beach Rescue
Greensboro NC
www.funwithfreckles.com

Katrina Mandrake-Johnston
A Doorway of Mirrors
Surrey BC Canada
www.webspawner.com

Marion Margolis
New Digs For Beau
New York NY
amazon.com

Jeff Martindale
Going to the Beach
Collierville TN
www.jeffmartindalebooks.com

K.W. McCardell
BibleRhymes’ Creation
Shelby Township MI
www.biblerhymes.com

Carol McCloud
Brighton MI

Micki McHay
The UGLY SNOWFLAKE
Las Vegas NV

Shannon McKinney
Blackberry Jam
Winslow IN
www.authorhouse.com

Kenneth Metzger
The Potter’s Perfect Piece
East Amherst NY

Carol A. Miller
Maurice the Mole
Zavares FL
www.atlasbooks.com

Eva S. Molina. Ph.D.
Ducky Lucky Finds a New Mate
Lancaster TX
www.mariposapublications.com

Ana Monnar
Heart of Stone
Miami FL
amazon.com

Sheila Moore
Abadaba Alphabet
Charlottesville VA
www.abadabaalphabet.com

Helen Moore
Trek With Floyd
Rutherfordton NC

Denise Morris
Frankie’s Strange Day at the Zoo
Newark OH
authorhouse.com

Patricia Mowray
Megan Mole Meets A Monster?
Street MD
www.authorhouse.com

Julie Murphy
Barks and Bytes by Mulligan
Dataw Island SC
www.authorhouse.com

Eleanor B. Nappa
The Tiniest Fir Tree
Plainfield NJ

Linda L. Olson
How the Elephants Saved Christmas
Wilson WY

Eva Opara
The Adventures of Bernie
Sovereign Island QLD Australia

Gordon Page
Grace And The Incredible Leaf
El Cajon CA
www.evergreenpublishing.com

Barbara A. Palmer
A Clue For You: Tail In The Teapot
Hilton NY
www.bpfolkartpress.com

Shirah Penn
Gramma Shirah Says Words of Wisdom
Weston FL
www.joysongcreations.com

Andrew Phillips
Little Train
Cary NC

Andrew Phillips
Planes Make Me Wonder Why Trains Don’t Fly
Cary NC

Caroline B. Poser
What Would Mary Do?
Groton MA
www.carolineposer.com

J. Kirk Richards
The Big Move
Provo UT
www.books.jkirkrichards.com

Steve Richardson
Billy’s Mountain
Albuquerque NM

Jennifer L. Rogala
When My Nose Runs Where Does It Go?
Norwood MA
www.jenniferrogala.com

Jennifer L. Rogala
Ways to Say the Words You’ve Heard
Norwood MA
www.jenniferrogala.com

Jennifer L. Rogala
My Cat at Home in the Wild
Norwood MA
www.jenniferrogala.com

Frances J. Roy
The Adventures of Georgia
Highland IN

Rita Presley Salyers
Wood’s New Collar
Worthington KY

Janeen Damiano Sara
Wheerree’s Lily
Saint Augustine FL
www.whereslily.com

Natashia Saunders
I Stole Daddy’s Toes
Apple Valley CA
www.ashlynpress.com

Dan Sekarski
Bemba’s Secret Garden
Froideville CH-1055 Switzerland
lulu.com

Saul Serna
Just Bee
Rockford IL
www.papiandhorey.com

Stephanie Skolmoski
A Paper Hug
Salt Lake City UT
www.apaperhug.com

Jay F. Smith
A Day to Remember!
Kirkland WA
www.miceworks.net

M.F. Smith
The Gardener Snake
Toronto ON Canada

Audrey Smith
The Mischievous Bugs
Las Vegas NV
www.audreyproductions.com

Bev Snider
The Peacock and the Rooster
Echo Bay ON Canada
www.3.sympatico.ca

Mary J. Staller
Meet Sandy Gull
Dunedin FL
www.trafford.com

Jackie A. Stanglin
What Is Jail, Mommy?
Fort Worth TX
www.whatisjailmommy.com

Kathleen Stefancin M.S., R.D.
The Fruit Flies’ Picnic
Lakewood OH
www.smartpicks.com

Kathleen Stefancin M.S., R.D.
The Fish Who Wished He Could Eat Fruit
Lakewood OH
www.smartpicks.com

B. L. Stine
And the Princess Cried
Brecksville OH

Crystal J. Stranaghan
Vernon and the Snake
Vancouver BC Canada
www.gumbootbooks.ca

Crystal J. Stranaghan
Then it Rained
Vancouver BC Canada
www.gumbootbooks.ca

Allen Summers
The Night of the Aliens
Carnegie OK

Elizabeth L. Theodore
Lily’s Lollipop Moments
Stonington CT
www.shipandshimmer.com

Charolette Thomas
"Franklin Finds A Friend"
Maywood NJ
www.authorhouse.com

Elissa Thompson
Tryin’ Ryan
Glendale AZ
www.winmarkcom.com

Kathryn Thurman
Evelyn’s Angels
Deer Harbor WA
www.xlibris.com

Mavis Tofte
Doogie Dork and the Storm
Salem OR
www.creativequill.us

Mavis Tofte
Franny Frumpel’s Secret
Salem OR
www.creativequill.us

Christina Traverso
If I Were Not Your Mother
Fraconalto Italy
www.trafford.com

LaDene Turner
Summer of the Little People
Ozark AR

Jennifer Vazquez
Yellow Sun, Yellow Sun
Miami FL
www.amazon.com

Jennifer Vazquez
Making a Fruit Rainbow
Miami FL
www.amazon.com

Phillip Walch
Images
Santa Ana CA
authorhouse.com

Norman Ward
Hi! My Name Is Poco
Dix Hills NY
www.authorhouse.com

Timothy A. Weeks
Ol’ Middler Saves the Day
Panama City FL
www.barnesandnoble.com

Marcia Wegman
Lula Belle
Iowa City IA
www.amazon.com

Kaye Welch
Ubble the Bubble
White House TN

Jerry Wermund
Focus on Minerals
Buda TX
www.rockonpub.com

Caroline B. White
Mr. Squirrel and Ms Black Bird
Petersburg VA

Jo Whitfield
The Mean Queen
Jimboomba QLD Australia
www.themeanqueen.com.au

Michael Willert
Wanted Billy The Bear
Pine City MN
www.outskirtspress.com

Dawn Williams
Cyril T. Centipede looks for New Shoes
Seal Beach CA

Dawn Williams
Very Little Venus And The Very Friendly Fly
Seal Beach CA

Jeanni O’Neill Winston
A Surprise for Quick Quack
Washington DC
www.trafford.com

Sylvia Worden
Beautiful Music
Huntington Beach CA
www.trafford.com

Gordon Wright
The Badventures of Creepy Cat
Boca Raton FL
www.universal_publishers.com

Zak Zaikine
The Magic of Hanalei Bay
Healdsburg CA
www.zakzaikine.com

Zak Zaikine Karin O’Keefe
Eugene and the Magical Carrot Tree
Healdsburg CA
www.zakzaikine.com

Category Winners and Entrants

Grand Prize Winner
Children’s
Young Adult (YA)
Genre Fiction
Inspirational
Life Stories
Mainstream Fiction
Nonfiction
Poetry
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