Awards

 

 

CHANDLER, AZ (June 2017): The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence

in children’s literature, have spoken, and Quincy the Quail Leads His Family on an Adventure by Barbara Renner, won Honorable Mention in the Picture Books 6 and Older category.

 

 

 


CHANDLER, AZ (June 2016): Five Star Publications and the judges of Purple Dragonfly Book

Awards recognize excellence in children’s literature. Lonnie the Loon Flies South for the Winter, by Barbara Renner, won Honorable Mention in the Picture Books 6 and Older category.

 

 

 


CHANDLER, AZ  (June 2015): Five Star Publications and the judges of Purple Dragonfly Book

Awards recognize excellence in children’s literature. Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call, by Barbara Renner, won Honorable Mention in the Picture Books 5 and Younger category.

 

 

 


Meet Lonnie's new friend in the desert.

Accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature and a panel of youth judges endorsed Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call as a “book worth story_monster_seal_FINALdevouring.” Here is part of Five Star Publication, Inc.’s news release:

 

 

Lonnie the Loon Flies South for the Winter Earns Story Monster Approval:

                  CHANDLER, AZ (March, 2016) – The judges of the Story Monster Approved program, which recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature, have spoken, and Lonnie the Loon Flies South for the Winter by Barbara Renner has earned approval.

The colorful, kid-friendly Story Monster Approved seal attracts the attention of young readers much more than a sticker intended for adult scrutiny. Kids know when they see the Story Monster Approved patch it means children their own age enjoyed the book and are recommending they read it, too. How do they know that? Because after books pass the first round of rigorous judging – which is done by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.


 

Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call won Honorable Mention in the 2015 Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival in November 2015.


 

Listen to Lonnie as he learns to call.

 

Accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature and a panel of youth judges endorsed Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call as a “book worth story_monster_seal_FINALdevouring.” Here is part of Five Star Publication, Inc.’s news release:

 

Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call Earns Story Monster Approval:

CHANDLER, AZ (May, 2015) – The judges of the Story Monster Approved program, which recognizes accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature have spoken, and Lonnie the Loon Learns to Call by Barbara Renner has earned approval.

The colorful, kid-friendly Story Monster Approved seal attracts the attention of young readers much more than a sticker intended for adult scrutiny. Kids know when they see the Story Monster Approved patch it means children their own age enjoyed the book and are recommending they read it, too. How do they know that? Because after books pass the first round of rigorous judging – which is done by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.


 

2014 HBC Finalists

2014 HBC Finalists

Lonnie the Loon Learns to Fly, a children’s picture book, was honored as a finalist in the 2014 Harvest Book Reading Competition. The Harvest Book Reading’s sole purpose is to showcase the most worthy published authors and their literary work along with helping to provide meals during the holiday season to families in the community who are in need. Thus far, the annual Harvest Book Reading and its literary supporters have helped to feed over the 25,000 neighbors through cash donations to the St. Mary’s Food Bank.