News, Events & Awards

Celebrating the Author's Book
There is no greater joy than to celebrate with our authors as their books are born and shared with children.
From book signings at small private preschools to large public schools, from shopping centers to bookstores, and from parks to museums, our authors have shared their beloved children's stories in fun and unique venues over the years and continue to do so.

Upcoming Events
Check back soon for a list of events, book readings and signings. Click here to see what we have coming for our 20th Anniversary celebration at Brown Books.

In the News

  Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggie Day Care by Jaime Crowley and Kristen Ohlenforst | Read Article

     
  Shaky Man by Mark S. Parker
Focus Daily News l The Town Talk l Read Article

This book is so much fun, most readers won't realize they are being taught compassion and respect for others while turning pages to find out how the story ends.
     
  Former Pineville man authors first book at 82
A Backyard Birding Adventure: What's in Your Yard? book by Kermit Cummings
The Town Talk l Read Article

Kermit Cummings realizes at 82, he is a little late in the game to be a first-time author. The former Pineville resident called his children's book that just hit shelves in February a "challenge." Read more

"Birdwatcher's Digest" - Read Article on what the magazine called "a noteworthy title"
     
  FM High School counselor writes children's book
The Heart Fairy book by Becky Gibbs
The Fort Morgan Times l Read Article

After 12 years of having the idea bounce around her head, Fort Morgan High School Counseling Department Director Becky Gibbs published her first children's book, with hopes of making more. Read more
     
  I Love You Baby Deer by Linda Gilleland
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I Love You Baby Deer Book Reviews
- Kid Lit Reviews
- San Francisco Book Review
- Portland Book Review
     
  Cinco the Clinic Cat by Carol Brickell
Awards
- Mom's Choice Gold Award Recipient
- Winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award

Book Reviews
- Kid Lit Reviews
- Portland Book Review
     
  Polly's Pipers by Helen Waldman
Book Reviews
- San Francisco Book Review

Colorful, vivacious, and ever-so-slightly exaggerated illustrations bring this gentle tale of hustle and bustle to life. —Midwest Book Review

Award
- Gold Ink Award 2013
     
  Buster Tells All by Caroyln Berry
Book Review
- Portland Book Review
     
  Chase Against Time by Steve Reifman
Book Review
- Boys and Literacy

"A fun mystery with a likable main character and a lot of red herrings."

— School Library Journal Review of Chase Against Time, August 2012
     
  Jackson & Julie Twelve Month Chefs by Christine Perrenot
Book Review
- Kid Lit Review

Brown Books Kids Ever-Growing List of Award Winning Brown Books and Authors

A Wish for Winellda the Witch, Esther Phillips Clark Mom's Choice Award- Gold
Cinco the Clinic Cat - Carol Brickell Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Chase Against Time - Steve Reifman

Mom's Choice Award; Moonbeam Children's Book Awards; Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award Nominee

Eliza's Forever Trees - Stephanie Lisa Tara

Mom's Choice Awards

Faith in Fay: Adventures of a Rescue Dog
- Paula Abney & Sherri Watson

ForeWord Book of the Year Award

Gwynne Fair and Shining - Stephanie Lisa Tara

Gold Ink Award

I'll Follow the Moon - Stephanie Lisa Tara

Mom's Choice Award; BC Chocolate Lily Book Awards Winner

Kendra Kandlestar and the Box of Whispers
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Lee Edward Fodi

Mom's Choice Award

Kendra Kandlestar and the Crack in Kazah
- Lee Edward Fodi

Mom's Choice Award; Reader Views Literary Award; Cybil Awards Nominee

Kendra Kandlestar and the Door to Unger
- Lee Edward Fodi

Mom's Choice Award; USA Best Books Finalist

Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve
- Lee Edward Fodi

Canadian Children's Book Centre - Best Books for Kids and Teens; Cybil Awards Nominee

Little Library Mouse - Stephanie Lisa Tara

Hollywood Book Festival Award

Moose the Worry Mutt Goes to Doggy Day Care: Crowley and Ohlenforst #1 New Release (Amazon), Children’s Dog Books
Polly's Pipers - Helen Waldman

Gold Ink Award

Riley's Lost Tooth - Diane Cantrell

Mom's Choice Award

Sashi Adopts a Brother, by Linda Greiner  Mom's Choice Gold Award Recipient; 2015 USA Best Books Awards Finalist
Sashi and the Puppy Mill Girl, Linda Greiner Mom's Choice Award - Gold
Sashi the Scared Little Sheltie, by Linda Greiner  Mom's Choice Gold Award Recipient; Purple Dragonfly Book Awards - Children age 6 and older - first place; Purple Dragonfly - Children age 5 and younger - honorable mention; Purple Dragonfly - Animals & Pets - honorable mention; 2015 Children's Moonbeam Award - GOLD, Animals/Pets Category
Snowy White World to Save - Stephanie Lisa Tara

USA Best Book Awards Finalist

The Misadventures of Ori Tang - Sandra Stern

Nautilus Book Award

We Are Generation Z, Vivek Pandit 2015 Children's Moonbeam Award - GOLD, Best Book by Young Author (Under 18)
When Mommy and Daddy Say No, They Still Love You, by Nancy Ennis Mom's Choice Gold Award Recipient
Why Moon?: An Edutaining Way to Learn About the Moon
- Cory J. Basso and Dennis Ochoa

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

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