The Tale of Edgar Trunk: book 1 is a proud recipient of a 2011 Moonbeam Children's Book Award.  Placing GOLD in the pre-teen fiction mystery category, Edgar Trunk is the first national award.  We are thrilled and honored.

"This year's Moonbeam Award winners again prove that good books have a positive effect on children's lives," says Jenkins Group founder Jerrold Jenkins, father of four children ranging in ages 9 to 19. "Watching our kids read them, and hearing the laughter and seeing the tears, you know these books make a difference. We created the Moonbeams to reward these special books and bring them to the attention of parents, booksellers, librarians - and especially to young readers."
Adding to the excitement of this year's Moonbeam Awards celebration will be the awards ceremony held during the 2nd annual Traverse City Children's Book Festival, on November 12, 2011. Jenkins Group has been involved in book packaging, marketing and distribution since 1988, and the growing influence of our children's and grandchildren's love of books inspired us to launch the Moonbeam Awards, and now the children's book festival.
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See last year's results and photos from the event here:
Mission Statement: "The Moonbeam Awards are dedicated to the notion that reading to and with your children will inspire them to become lifelong readers and learners."