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2024 NAUTILUS WINNERS
Categories 30-35

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30 - Special Honors- Debut Author
SILVER WINNER

Children's Fiction Debut Author

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Dr. Jon Jon Saves the Moon

Jackson Apollo Mancini, Arielle Trenk, Illustrator

Beyond Words

30 A - Large Press Children's Picture Books / Fiction Ages 2- 6 Years
GOLD WINNER

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The Lion's Whisker: Sister and Brother Take On a Challenge Together; A Circle Round Book

By Rebecca Sheir; Illustrated by Nikita Abuya

Storey Publishing

30 A - Large Press Children's Picture Books / Fiction Ages 2- 6 Years
SILVER WINNERS

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Merry and Hark: A Christmas Story

April Genevieve Tucholke; Rebecca Santo, illustrator 

Algonquin Young Readers

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Where is Lindy's Voice?

Melinda Peto

Austin Macauley Publishers

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Sunny and Oswaldo

Nicole Melleby; Alexandra Colombo, illustrator

Algonquin Young Readers

30 A - Small Press Children's Picture Books / Fiction Ages 2- 6 Years

GOLD WINNERS

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Elegy for an Elephant

Ryan Abramowitz, Ryan Abramowitz, illustrator

Narratives of Nature

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The ForestGirls, at the Edge of Land and Sea

Sissel Waage and Ana-Maria Cosma

Lulu Press

30 A - Small Press Children's Picture Books / Fiction Ages 2- 6 Years

SILVER WINNERS

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Coloring the Rainbow: A Story About the Power of Connection

Catherine Rose, Jeffrey Dale, illustrator

Beaver's Pond Press

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Ninja Saves the Natural World

Tania Moloney, Jelena Sardi, illustrator

Nurture in Nature Books

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Klyde the Kraken Wants a Friend

Brooke Hartman, Laura Borio, illustrator

Hazy Dell Press

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The Love Tank

Andrea Mendoza-Vasconez, Rita Nilson, illustrator

Wholesome Children Books LLC

30 A - Focused Topic: Spiritual Teachings
SILVER WINNERS

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Ganesha Goes Green

Lakshmi Thamizhmani & Debasmita Dasgupta

Barefoot Books

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Wu Mo's Day, Life in a Buddhist Monastery

Dana Green, Terri Nicholson, illustrator Blue Cedar

Buddhist Text Translation Society

30 B - Children's Picture Books / Non-Fiction Ages 2- 6 Years (Preschool- Grade 2)
GOLD WINNERS

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Hope Beach

Raina Garland James

Brainy Bee Club

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Walking Together

Elder Albert D. Marshall, Louise Zimanyi & Emily Kewageshig, illustrator

Annick Press

30 B - Children's Picture Books / Non-Fiction Ages 2- 6 Years (Preschool- Grade 2)
SILVER WINNERS

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Pebbles and the Biggest Number

Joey Benun, Laura Watson, Illustrator

Self-Published

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Food for the Future

Mia Wenjen, Robert Sae-Heng, illustrator

Barefoot Books

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You Are More Than: A Primer for Finding the Light in Your Heart

Amy Stark, Ph.D., Moran Reuder, illustrator

Self-Publish

31 A - Children's Illustrated / Fiction Ages 6- 9 Years (Large Press)
GOLD WINNER

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The Mindful Magician and the Trip to Feelings Town

Lauren Brukner, Jennifer Jamieson, illustrator

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

31 A - Children's Illustrated / Fiction Ages 6- 9 Years (Large Press)

SILVER WINNERS

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Guac, the Avocado Bird

Julie Branch-Evans, Stephen Lomazzo, illustrator

Brown Books Publishing Group

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Mary Marianna, Great Owl, and the Chess Master

William Morkill; Susana Ramírez Solís, illustrator

Brown Books Publishing Group

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Keep Dreaming, Black Child

Nyasha Williams, Sawyer Cloud, illustrator

Running Press Kids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group

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Where Grandad Lives

Guvna B & Emma Borquaye, Aaron Cushley, illustrator

Hodder Faith

31 A - Children's Illustrated / Fiction Ages 6- 9 Years (Small Press)

GOLD WINNERS

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A Year of Celebraciones

Carrie Lara, Christine Battuz, illustrator

American Psychological Association

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Maya Moves to a New Country

Pearl Gifty Alimo, Sayani Mukherjee, illustrator

Greight Company, LLC.

31 A - Children's Illustrated / Fiction Ages 6- 9 Years (Small Press)

SILVER WINNERS

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Grit Leads To Greatness

Jenny Kerr Schroen, Chris Eccleston & Justin Donaldson, Rachel Danae, illustrators

Mascot Books

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Princess Bee and the Boy

Matthew S Middleton, Jade de Baecque, illustrator

Beezotted

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Hope the Hopeful Piglet

Devin Staurbringer, Emily N.B., illustrator

Lantern Publishing and Media

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The Groobs

Julie Le Cornu, Julie Le Cornu, illustrator

Self-Publish

31 A - Focused Topic: Translation
SILVER WINNER

31 A - Focused Topic: Spiritual Teachings
GOLD WINNER

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Prince Siddhartha and the Bully

Dana Green, Chamisa Kellogg, illustrator

Buddhist Text Translation Society

31 A - Focused Topic: Spiritual Teachings
SILVER WINNER

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Like the Sea and the Sky: A Mysterious Mollusk and Its Magical Blue Ink

Jordan Namerow, Michelle Simpson, illustrator

Brandylane Publishers

31 B - Children's Illustrated / Non-Fiction Ages 6- 9 Years (Grades 1- 4)
GOLD WINNERS

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Alithia Ramirez Was an Artist

Violet Lemay, Violet Lemay/Alithia Armirez, illustrators

Brown Books Publishing Group / Michael Sampson Books

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A Bowl Full of Ideas for Inventive Minds

Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow), author/illustrator, David R Kopacz, author

Condor & Eagle Press

31 B - Children's Illustrated / Non-Fiction Ages 6- 9 Years (Grades 1- 4)
SILVER WINNERS

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Hamburger and French Flies - A Barn Swallow's Story

Carol Kent, Carol Kent , illustrator

FriesenPress

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The Book of Turtles

Sy Montgomery, Matt Patterson, illustrator

Clarion Books

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Listen to the Earth

Carme Lemniscates, Carme Lemniscates, illustrator

Tilbury House

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What Goes on Inside a Beaver Pond?

Becky Cushing Gop, Carrie Shryock, illustrator

Storey Publishing

32 - Middle Grade Fiction, Ages 8- 12 (Grades 4- 7)
GOLD WINNERS

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Cries from the Moana

'Atu Emberson-Bain with Melino Bain-Vete and Siale Bain-Vete; Auntie Fonu (illustrator)

Hakautapu Publishing

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Hello, My Name is Bunny! Tokyo

Matt Bloom, Pippa Mayell, illustrator

Positivity Publishing LLC

32 - Middle Grade Fiction, Ages 8- 12 (Grades 4- 7)

SILVER WINNERS

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18 stories Hope Joy & Endless…Faith

Kalsum A Choudhry (author&illustrator)

Purpose publishing

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Jett Jamison and the Secret Storm

Kimberly Behre Kenna

Black Rose Writing

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The Tales of Scuba Steve: Isfjell Point

Steven Kamlet & Shannon Marsolais, Illustrator

Fulton Books

32 - SciFi/Fantasy
GOLD WINNERS

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Bigfoot vs. Aliens

Kyle Sullivan

Hazy Dell Press

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The Magical Adventures of Quizzle and Pinky Palm

Teresa Mae Waterland, Aletha Heyman, illustrator

FriesenPress

32 - SciFi/Fantasy
SILVER WINNERS

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Brooke & Zelda Journal Two Three Blind Men, a Dragon, and a Zelda

Brian Donnelly Author and Illustrator

Mythographer's Workshop LLC

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Moojag and the Lost Memories

N.E. McMorran

SPONDYLUX PRESS

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Worpple

Lynn K. Russell

White Bird Publications

33 - Middle Grade Non-Fiction, Ages 8- 12 (Grades 4- 7)
GOLD WINNER

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The Astronaut's Guide to Leaving the Planet

Terry Virts, Andres Lozano, illustrator

Workman Publishing

33 - Middle Grade Non-Fiction, Ages 8- 12 (Grades 4- 7)
SILVER WINNERS

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Angela & Lulingu: Two Gorillas, A World Apart

Brenda Scott Royce

Blue Sneaker Press

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Not Fishy Enough: A Ridiculous Parable About Finding Worth Through Self-Acceptance

Briton Kolber, Nicoleta Dabija, illustrator

Briton Kolber Relationship Therapy

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Toys or Physics?: Explaining Physics Through Toys

Oles Matsyshyn, Kateryna Martyniuk illustrator

World Scientific Education

34 - Young Adult (YA) Fiction, Ages 13- 19+ (Grades 8- 12)
GOLD WINNER

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Fault Lines

Nora Shalaway Carpenter

Running Press Teen / Hachette Book Group

34 - Young Adult (YA) Fiction, Ages 13- 19+ (Grades 8- 12)
SILVER WINNERS

35 - Young Adult (YA) Non-Fiction, Ages 13- 19+ (Grades 8- 12)
GOLD WINNER

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Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens

Deborah Vinall, PsyD, LMFT

Rockridge Press

35 - Young Adult (YA) Non-Fiction, Ages 13- 19+ (Grades 8- 12)
SILVER WINNERS

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Life Lessons from a UFO Catcher: An Autobiographical Manga

Kenny Loui, author; Yamawe, illustrator

UFO Comics

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