Clarks Summit publisher, illustrator receive national award

June 19th, 2015 9:24 am

First Posted: 10/10/2014

Clarks Summit based children’s book publisher Woodland Way’s new release “A, B, C, Disgusting” won the 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medal for Best Illustrator, Catherine Dawgert.

Dawgert was raised in Clarks Summit where some of her family still lives, including her sister and brother-in-law, publishers Sarah Dawgert and Jim McVety.

“We are honored to be included in this amazing group of independent publishers, authors and illustrators from across the country and the world,” said Sarah Dawgert in a news release. “This is a real thrill since we only opened our doors in March of 2014 and this round of books is our first.”

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators and support childhood literacy and life-long reading. The Awards recognize and reward the best of these books with 166 medalists in all, representing 37 U.S. States and eight other countries. Judging is based on content, originality, design, and production quality, with emphasis on social relevance and age appropriateness.

“A, B, C, Disgusting” is an alphabet adventure from Ape Armpits to Zebra Zits. Readers can enjoy colorful creations and comical wordplay with every letter.

Awards will be presented during the fourth annual Traverse City Children’s Book Festival Nov. 8 in Traverse City, Michigan.