Judith Silverthorne Wins Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award 2015 for Environmental Issues

Judith Silverthorne is thrilled. Her book Honouring the Buffalo just won a Silver Moonbeam Children’s Book Award for Environmental Issues!


See more here at the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

This is my first international book award, and I share it with Storyteller, Ray Lavallee, and illustrator Mike Keepness for our joint creation of.Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend.

Presented by Jenkins Group and IndependentPublisher.com, the Moonbeam Children’s Awards were created in 2007 by northern Michigan-based book marketing firm Jenkins Group, and the winners represent the best books published for children and young adults during the previous year. The awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators, and to celebrate children’s books and life-long reading.

This year’s Moonbeam Awards medal ceremony will be held in conjunction with the 6th annual Traverse City Children’s Book Festival, on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Next Destination – When Words Collide 2015

Join me at When Words Collide 2015 in Calgary August 14-16 at the Delta Calgary South Hotel!

Catch me on the following panels:

Saturday 11 AM – Canmore

YA Inspiration

Clare C. Marshall, Edward Willett, Shawn Bird, Judith Silverthorne
Where writers get their inspiration for their YA stories – how to use stories from your own surroundings and techniques for idea generation.


Sunday Aug 16, 1:00 pm: Cross-cultural YA (1 B Canmore room)

I also will be available at the autographing session on Sat night, Aug 15, 8-10:00 pm.

See you there!