2021 FINALISTS - COVER DESIGN: CHILDREN'S / YOUNG ADULT
See below for the list of 2021 finalists in the COVER DESIGN: CHILDREN'S / YOUNG ADULT category, for books with a copyright date of 2020. Register to attend the virtual award ceremony (May 11-14, 2021) to learn which book wins Gold.
50 Million Years of Whales
Author: Ted Rechlin (cover design by Ted Rechlin)
Publisher: Rextooth Studios
Whales are animals of super proportions. Like all things super, there is a spectacular origin story to be told, Join award-winning author/illustrator Ted Rechlin on a dive into the depths of time to discover the fascinating back story that is the evolution of whales.
Buddy's Magic Window: A Little Dog's Big Adventure
Author and Photographer: Dennis Glennon, cover designed by Karen McDiarmid Design
Publisher: Dennis Glennon Photography
Lost in the foggy forest, how will a golden retriever puppy find his way home? Join Buddy as he meets many woodland animals on his BIG adventure. An inspiring tale of bravery, trust, friendship, kindness, and believing in oneself. Award-winning photos guide you on Buddy’s magical journey.
The Christmas Ass
Author: Jana Enloe, illustrated by Z. Pullen, designed by Lois Rainwater
Publisher: Between Two Commas, LLC
Big sister JJ selfishly demands expensive gifts for Christmas. When JJ doesn’t get exactly what she wants, she throws a tantrum and makes everyone else feel terrible. Is Christmas ruined? Or will JJ learn the true spirit of gift giving? A slightly irreverent, but totally relatable, original Christmas story.
2020 WINNERS - COVER DESIGN: CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT
See below for the list of 2020 winners in the COVER DESIGN: CHILDREN'S/YOUNG ADULT category, for books with a copyright date of 2019.
Star Wars: The Secrets of the Jedi
2020 Gold Winner
Author: Marc Sumerak
Publisher: Insight Kids
Join Jedi Master Luke Skywalker on a fully interactive journey. Discover the world of Star Wars’ Jedi through this fun and fully interactive reading experience.
Get Back in the Book!
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Larry Issa, illustrated by Emma Chadwick
The characters from a young writer's story have escaped to explore the world! Can YOU convince them to get back in the book? This extraordinary tale illustrates the powerful and positive impact of books and storytelling.
2020 Silver Winner
Author: Casey Day Rislov, illustrated by Zachary Pullen
Publisher: Casey Rislov Books
Rowdy Randy, a horsefly legend, will jangle your spurs and blow your cowboy hat clean off. Vivid art portrays realistic animals and landscapes.
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