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Wisdom Tales’ Award-winning Children’s Books

The following Wisdom Tales Children’s books in the first section below have won one or more awards for excellence over the lifetime of the books. Click on a title to go to that book's description page to see the details of the awards. On the pages for most of the award-winning books, you will find several sample pages. We suggest that you take a look at these to see why the books have been judged to be worthy of the various awards.

The second section below lists in more detail all of the Wisdom Tales titles that were honored recently, ordered by the various award-granting organizations. The sections are listed chronologically, with the most recent awards at the top.

All Books that Have Received Awards

Awards and Nominations Details

2022 NYC Big Book Awards
2022 Midwest Book Awards
2021 Skipping Stones Honor Awards
(sponsored by Skipping Stones Magazine
2020 Best Book Awards
(sponsored by American Book Fest)
2020 Midwest Book Awards
  • Esther‘s Gragger: A Toyshop Tale of Purim
    (written by Martha Seif Simpson & illustrated by D. Yael Bernhard):
    • Gold Medal in the “Children’s Fiction” category
    • Silver Medal in the “Children’s Picture Books” category
  • Hildegard of Bingen
    (written & illustrated by Demi):
    • Silver Medal in the “NonFiction Children’s Books” category
2019 Best Book Awards
(sponsored by American Book Fest)
2018 Best Book Awards
(sponsored by American Book Fest)
2018 Midwest Book Awards
2017 Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award
2016 Midwest Book Awards

2016 “Best Book” Awards
(sponsored by American Book Fest)
2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
  • Whispers of the Wolf (written and illustrated by Pauline Ts’o):
    • Winner in the “Children’s Picture Book” category

2016 Benjamin Franklin Book of the Year Awards

2016 Reading the West Awards (by MPIBA)

2015 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards
  • The Green Musician
    (retold by Mahvash Shahegh & illustrated by Claire Ewart):
    • Finalist in the “Picture Books” category
  • The Hunter’s Promise
    (retold by Joseph Bruchac & illustrated by Bill Farnsworth ):
    • Finalist in the “Picture Books, Early Reader” category

2015 Middle East Book Awards
2015 Skipping Stones Honor Awards
2015 Sydney Taylor Book Awards
(sponsored by the Association of Jewish Libraries)
2014 National Jewish Book Awards
(sponsored by the Jewish Book Council)

2014 Aesop Awards/Accolades
(awarded by the Children’s Folklore Section
of the American Folklore Society)

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