‘Josie the Great’ Wins Coveted Purple Dragonfly Book Award

CONTACT: Linda F. Radke, Story Monsters LLC
Phone: 480-940-8182
E-mail: info@storymonsters.com  

CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2017) – The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and Josie the Great by Pam Saxelby, won 1st place in the Family category, and Honorable Mentions in Best Illustrations, and Children’s Picture Books 5 and under.

“Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score is required before a First or Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Story Monsters LLC, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

Josie the Great  is a story about a young boy trying to make sense of all the changes in his life! It retails for $23.95 for the hardcover,  but can be purchased at a discount at all the stores listed on my website; pamsaxelby.com

For a complete list of winners, visit www.dragonflybookawards.com.

The next Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Final deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018. The final deadline for the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding literature in all genres, is October 1, 2017. Is your book or product Story Monsters Approved? Kids know when they see the Story Monsters Approved seal it means children their own age enjoyed the book or product and are recommending it, too. How do they know that? Because after books and products pass the first round of judging by industry experts, they are then sent to a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books or products before they can receive the official seal of approval. Kid-tested and judge-certified! There is no deadline for the Story Monsters Approved program. Books are sent for judging as they are received. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit www.dragonflybookawards.com and click on the contest of choice.

To learn more about Story Monsters LLC, celebrating over 30 years of business in Chandler, Arizona, visit www.StoryMonsters.com, email info@storymonsters.com or call 480-940-8182.