November 3, 2011
Fifo “50 States” by Hayley Rose, is selected as an Award-Winning Finalist in the Children’s Educational, and Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Non-Fiction categories of The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards.
USABookNews.com, the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of The USA “Best Books 2011” Awards on November 1, 2011. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and 2011.
Keen, of USABookNews.com, says of the awards, now in their ninth year, “The 2011 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the United States. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of the USA ‘Best Books’ Awards, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the upcoming holiday retail season.”
Winners and finalists traversed the publishing landscape: Simon & Schuster, St. Martin’s Press, Random House, Penguin, Harper Collins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw-Hill, John Wiley & Sons and hundreds of independent houses contributed to this year’s outstanding competition. Keen adds, “Our success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”
For more information check out: http://www.usabooknews.com/
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October 14, 2011
The K.A.R.T. Kids Book List is assembled each year to introduce children’s books with age appropriate content that are memorable and enhance the gift of learning as a child grows. Titles for the list are picked by the South Jersey Children’s Literary Festival selection committee. Fifo “50 States” was one of 32 titles selected from over 1000 entries to be represented for the 2011/2012 year. The list is published in November 2011.
The Kids Are Readers Too (K.A.R.T.) Foundation is the charitable giving branch of PediNatural® Books. The K.A.R.T. Foundation believes that introducing books at an early age will allow children to naturally master the developmental milestones that are essential to solid learning foundations. KART is committed to promoting and implementing children’s literacy programs and services throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware by awarding grant requests in various amounts to qualified organizations whose programs meet our guidelines and shared vision. The K.A.R.T. Foundation also distributes new books to children through educational learning institutions & libraries. http://www.kartfoundation.org
So, to celebrate we are giving away two copies of Fifo “50 States” on Goodreads. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
August 31, 2011
Congratulations Once Again to Inkwell Productions Author Hayley Rose for her BRONZE AWARD for FIFO “50 STATES” from the Readers Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest.
Readers Favorite was created to help authors with honest reviews of their work and to assist them in obtaining more recognition and exposure through a respected Book Award Contest. In addition to the Award Contest, Readers Favorite also provides free reviews for authors and has been asked to review for such renowned authors as James Patterson, David Baldacci, Stephanie Meyer, and is trusted by prominent publishers like Penguin, Random House, Hachette, and Thomas Nelson.
Readers Favorite has also been selected by Amazon to be an Amazon Vine Reviewer, and over the years has earned the respect and gratitude of countless authors, publishers and publicists.
Read what Anne B. from Readers Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest has to say in her Review….
Reviewed by Anne B. for ReadersFavorite.com
Fifo “50 States” by Hayley Rose is an excellent tool for teaching children about the 50 states. Information pertaining to each state is included in a poem, as well as the state bird, flower and tree. This small book also teaches the state capital and the state number. The rhythm will help the child to learn the information. The illustration contains clues to something for which the state is well known. At the bottom of the page with the poem is the state motto.
I’ll use Kentucky as an example of the information offered for each state. Kentucky was the fifteenth state, and Frankfort is the capital. The state flower is goldenrod, and the state tree is the yellow poplar tree. The state bird is the red bird, also known as the Cardinal. The state motto is United We Stand and Divided We Fall. The illustration shows a horse because Kentucky is famous for fast horses. The illustration also shows the state bird. Tobacco and coal are the main crops. Daniel Boone National Forest is located in the eastern part of the state. The state is well known for Fort Knox where all the national gold reserves are hidden.
Hayley Rose offers teachers and parents a tool to utilize in making learning fun. I was excited when I received this book to review. Learning should be fun, and Rose has created an excellent way that children can relate to. We need more books of this caliber for our children. The amount of information stored in this small book is amazing. I shared Fifo with my grandson. Maddix loved the bear and the poetry held his attention. He asked me to read it again; that’s how I judge a book to be worthy of my shelves.
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August 6, 2011
The finalists have been selected and Fifo “50 States” has made the cut. Winners are announced September 1, 2011. Fingers crossed!
July 4, 2011
Here’s your chance to win a copy of Fifo “When I Grow Up” and the new award-winning book, Fifo “50 States” from Goodreads.com. All winning copies come with bookmarks and tattoos. Good luck!
June 15, 2011
The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and Fifo “50 States” by Hayley Rose, has won First Place in the Children’s Picture Books Six and Older, and Second Place in the Educational/Instructional categories.
“We want to help parents give their children only the best in reading excellence. Geared toward stories for children between the ages of four and 10, the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards are designed to bring families together with great children’s literature, and a Purple Dragonfly seal on a book’s cover lets parents choose new titles for their bookshelves with confidence,” explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “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 of 72 out of 80 must be earned for a 1st Place award, 64 out of 80 for a 2nd Place and 56 out of 80 for an Honorable Mention – even if it is the sole entry in a category. Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”
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May 19, 2011
The National Indie Excellence Awards® names Fifo “50 States” by Hayley Rose “Finalist” in Children’s Picture Books.
The National Indie Excellence Book Awards® contest is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.
“The judges for this competition are industry leaders that take their responsibility very seriously. We had the best pool of submissions ever and it was not easy because of the excellent books we received in every category this year. I am constantly thrilled at the outstanding work we’re seeing. Excellence is not easy to achieve and the book industry needs it more than ever…the NIEA salutes authors and publishers who make excellence a priority.” said Reid, president of the NIEA.
You can learn more about the National Indie Excellence Awards® at www.indieexcellence.com
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April 18, 2011
The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Fifo “50 States” from Inkwell Productions among the best in family-friendly products and services.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and other for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.
An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, and librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, and others. A sampling of panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, creator of Baby Einstein and The Dunstan Baby Language; Patricia Rossi, host of NBC’s Manners Minute; Dr. Letitia S. Wright, D.C., host of the Wright Place(TM) TV Show; and Catherine Witcher, M.Ed., special needs expert and founder of Precision Education, Inc.
MCA judges are bound by a strict code of ethics which ensures expert and objective analysis free from any manufacturer association. The evaluation process uses a proprietary methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost.
The end result of the evaluation process is a list of the best in family-friendly media, products, and services that parents and educators can feel confident in using.
Fifo “50 states” is a colorful reference-like book, where Fifo discovers the wonders each state has to offer. He learns along the way each state’s capital, shape, flag, motto, and much, much more. The possibilities are endless!
For more information on the awards program and the honorees, visit www.MomsChoiceAwards.com
Stay tuned for more details!
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