Awards

The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to celebrate children’s books and life-long reading. 

2022 Moonbeam Gold Medalist, Best Nonfiction Book Series

 "'Amanda, Toy Engineer is an informative, fun, and friendly insider’s look at what goes into toy design…. It’s approachable, dynamic, and effectively blends infographics with photographs, captions, and prose.'"

2022 U.S. Selfies Award Winner, Best Children's Book

2021 Award Winner in the Grades 3-6 category. The Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Awards Program honors authors whose works have been recognized by the students of Pennsylvania.

2021 Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Winner

"The book is a great way to illustrate how to be confident and happy travelers. Filled with fun quizzes, smart safety tips and cool trivia, this book will help girls get ready for a lifetime of adventure."

National Parenting Products Award Winner

"Love the representation in this book. The travel instructions are helpful and will calm anxiety of a young child traveling for the first time."

Creative Child 2019 Seal of Excellence Award Winner

The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators. A handful of standouts are chosen each year for the Spirit Award.

2019 Moonbeam Spirit Award Gold Medalist for "Exploration"

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The Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA)'s Annual Midwest Book Awards recognize quality in independent publishing in the Midwest.

2018 Midwest Book Awards Finalist

Young Adult Library Services Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read.

YALSA 2018 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

INDIES Book of the Year Awards recognizes the best books published from small, independent, and university presses, including university and author publishers.

2017 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award Honorable Mention

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Oppenheim Toy Portfolio's Gold Seal Awards are given to outstanding new products that enhance the lives of children and Platinum Awards are given to the most innovative, engaging new products of the year

Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2014 Gold Seal Award

The California Reading Association Eureka! Nonfiction Children’s Book Award honors excellence in nonfiction children’s books and assists teachers, librarians, and parents in identifying outstanding titles.

California Reading Association 2012 Eureka! Silver Honor

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