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Wisdom Tales Press Wins 12 Midwest Book Awards!

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Cheers to our friends at Wisdom Tales Press! Editor President of Wisdom Tales Press, Mary-Kathryne Steele shared with us that Wisdom Tales recently  won 12 medals, including 4 gold medals, at the MIPA (Midwest Independent Publishers Assoc) awards ceremony in St Paul, MN. Congratulations to all!

MIDWEST BOOK AWARDS MEDAL WINNERS

 Children’s Fiction

Custer’s Last Battle by Paul Goble SILVER MEDAL

What an amazing and well-written book! Read my review with accompanying activities HERE.

Custer's Last battle

 

Children’s Non-Fiction

Children of the Tipi edited by Michael Oren Fitzgerald SILVER MEDAL

Read my review of Children of the Tipi:

Children of the Tipi

Michael Oren Fitzgerald in his new release Children of the Tipi, Life in the Buffalo Days assembles a collection of Plains Indian proverbs and photographs to answer the question, what was it like for children to grow up in the world of the pre-reservation Plains Indians during the Buffalo Days? Read more HERE.

Check out my fun CornHusk Doll Activity inspired by the books as well.

Corn Husk Doll Crafts

Children’s Picture Books

Angels by Alexis York-Lumbard, illustrated by Flavia Weedn GOLD MEDAL

Read my book review of Angels:

Angels

Alexis has done something very special in her book “Angels” by showing us that the “angelic realms” are most empowering through their interactions here on earth. Alexis shows us the gentle wonder, beauty, and comfort in her lyrical text. Flavia’s illustrations are done in delicate, overflowing water colors, inviting every reader into a magical place with caring and kindness. Read more HERE.

The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman, illustrated by Ramon Shiloh SILVER MEDAL

Read my review of this wonderful story over at The Library Adventure!

The Otter, The Spotted Frog and The Great Flood

Over the years my family has enjoyed reading a variety of “great flood” tales from our local Blount County Library. This month found us enjoying the Creek Indian version called, The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman and beautifully illustrated by Ramon Shiloh. Read more here.

 

History

The Compassionate Warrior by Elsa Marston, foreword by Barbara Petzen SILVER MEDAL

Read my review of The Compassionate Warrior :

Elsa has written prolifically about the Middle East and has published several titles for children. I asked Elsa to stop by today to share her latest release with us The Compassionate Warrior: Abd el-Kader of Algeria (Wisdom Tales Press 2013). This poignant biography for teens shares Abd el Kader’s efforts to prevent the French colonization of Algeria but what he is truly known for his deep respect and acceptance for friend and foe alike and an in-depth interest in people of all political and religious backgrounds. I can share with you that my own teen couldn’t put this book down and felt greatly inspired by the ideas of Abd el-Kader and his ways of building harmony and peace between people, ideas, and political agendas. Read more HERE.

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Illustration: Graphic

The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna by Demi SILVER MEDAL

Read my review of The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna:

In this elegant read, we ventured into the world and land of India, the God Krishna, and Hinduism in the book The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna by author/illustrator Demi. When a peaceful kingdom is overtaken by an evil demon, the gods send the child Krishna to the rescue. Hidden amongst the poor and peaceful cow herds, his amazing powers can’t stay hidden from the evil demon king for long. Soon he is under attack from giant birds, a whirlwind demon, and a snake eight miles long. The question is, will Krishna be able to defeat the evil demon king and save the people from his terrible reign? Read more HERE.

The Fantastic Adventures of Krisha

 

The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman, illustrated by Ramon Shiloh GOLD MEDAL

 

Interior Layout

Children of the Tipi by Michael Oren Fitzgerald GOLD MEDAL

  

Publisher’s Website

Wisdom Tales Press SILVER MEDAL

 

Total Book Design

Children of the Tipi by Michael Oren Fitzgerald SILVER MEDAL

The Otter, the Spotted Frog and the Great Flood by Gerald Hausman, illustrated by Ramon Shiloh SILVER MEDAL

 

Young Adult Non-Fiction

The Compassionate Warrior by Elsa Marston, foreword by Barbara Petzen GOLD MEDAL

 

Congrats to Wisdom Tales Press!

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