Simone LaFray and the Red Wolves of London, the second book in S.P. O'Farrell's middle-grade mystery series about French junior spy Simone LaFray, was a three-time finalist or award-winner this season. Winner in the 2023 Independent Press Awards' Middle Grade category Finalist for the Chanticleer Gertrude Warner Award for Middle Grade Fiction Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Juvenile Fiction Dr. Drew Palacio's Shrieks and Sounds and Things Abound: The Quiet Wants of Julien J., a children's book about a boy whose favorite superhero teaches him how to tolerate distraction and focus on his favorite things, was a Silver Winner in the Nautilus Book Awards for Children's Illustrated / Fiction, Ages 6-9 Years. Silver Award Winner in the Nautilus Book Awards for Children's Illustrated / Fiction, Ages 6-9 Years Emily Langhorne's The Lonely Daffodil, a children's book about a daffodil who finds friends despite being separated from its its brethren, received two accolades from the Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Finalist for the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award Honorable Mention in the Eric Hoffer Book Awards Julia Sullivan's Bone Necklace, a story of America's final "Indian War" told from multiple perspectives, is a finalist in the Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Awards' Best Novel and Best First Western Novel categories. Winners will be announced in June. Finalist for Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Awards' Best Novel and Best First Western Novel
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The new children’s book tells the story of a young newcomer and is helping to teach the important lessons that despite our different religions and ethnicities, we are all the same. https://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1715184&jwsource=em
“I can really relate to the experiences these kids are facing and there wasn’t any literature they could connect to, that they could see themselves in,” Fatehali said. “This kind of book allows them to connect to the characters, connect to the life events, to the similar situations that take place.” Fatehali was a baby in the 1970s when her parents fled Uganda and the bloodthirsty tyranny of Idi Amin, who was targeting people of South Asian descent. An Ismaili Muslim who founded Thrive Kids! to help children discover their inner strengths, identities and sense of purpose, she spent two years writing the book — and almost as long trying to find a publisher that would accept a Muslim as the book’s main character. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-author-launches-childrens-book-about-muslim-girl-forced-to-flee-to-west/