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"Inspiring Children to Explore, Learn and Cooperate" - 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Winners Announced—Shovelful of Sunshine Wins Gold
(Traverse City, MI - Oct. 10, 2013) Children need positive role models that show them how to get along in life. They sure aren’t getting that from the U.S. Congress! The government shutdown and daily bickering between political parties sends a bad message, and our kids must look elsewhere for inspiration. Luckily, children’s books offer a positive alternative, and the winners of this year's Moonbeam Children's Book Awards contain a variety of encouraging and uplifting examples. More
America’s Got Talent Winner
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Memoir Released in November
In the summer of 2011, more than 14 million viewers each week watched with awe as a gifted vocalist from the coalfields of West Virginia rose to the top spot on NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” Soon, they will be able to read the amazing story behind Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.’s journey from washing cars to Hollywood stars.
Co-authored by award-winning author, Rick Robinson, Landau Murphy's story will inspire every reader to reach for their own American Dream.
“I’m so happy that a publisher from my home state of West Virginia will help me to tell my story, my way. I am definitely no saint, and I’m going to put it all out there in this book in hopes that it inspires readers to dream big, and never give up,” said Murphy who won a million dollars and a headlining spot at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas as the top vote getter on “America’s Got Talent.” His debut CD on Columbia Records “That’s Life” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz charts and Landau’s tour has sold out all over America.
Award Winning Authors Lynn Salsi and Marcie May, Mom's Choice Awards Honorees, at Book Expo America
The Book: Jack and the Giants
The Audio Book: The Appalachian Jack Tales
The Book: Penny & Tubs: City on the Sea
Award Winning Author Melinda Chambers on Lifetime Television's the Balancing Act, Air Date April 26
Congratulations to WV State Teacher of the Year, Drema McNeal, who is introduced by Governor Earl Ray Thomblin during his State of the State Address.
View the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zRxNsRvKD4
Her mention starts at 17:30 minutes and last through 28:40 minutes
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