Children’s Inspirational/Motivational and Picture Book - PreSchool
The Independent Press Awards® has presented Baxter’s Corner’s® book, Gerome Sticks His Neck Out, with two Distinguished Favorite recognitions in the categories of Children’s Inspirational/Motivational and Picture Book – Pre-School.
"We are thrilled to earn these distinctions,” said Gerome Sticks His Neck Out author L.S.V. Baker. “This is further validation of our mission to create magical stories that are meaningful so that we help shape the character and values of young children.” Baxter’s Corner books are illustrated by M.E.B. Stottmann.
In Gerome Sticks His Neck Out, a young giraffe, who does not like to stand out among his friends, decides to keep his head low to the ground to blend in. However, keeping a low profile just doesn’t feel right. When Gerome
chooses to step out of his comfort zone to help someone being bullied, he discovers the benefits of his height and makes a new friend.
In addition to the story, each Baxter’s Corner book helps children Go Beyond by providing thought-provoking questions and fun learning activities that let them discover even more about their own choices, helping children build character around social skills, manners and fundamental values.
“We are overjoyed to announce the winners and distinguished favorites in our annual 2019 Independent Press Award,” said awards founder Gabrielle Olczak. “Independent publishing is prospering in every corner of the earth, and we are thrilled to be highlighting key titles representing global independent publishing."
The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award Winners and Distinguished Favorites are based on overall excellence.
For the 2019 competition, the Independent Press Awards had entries from across the globe. Worldwide participation included books submitted from cities such as London to Madrid; Dallas to Philadelphia; Calgary to Melbourne, Chicago to San Francisco, and many different countries such as Australia, Africa, Canada, Egypt, India, Japan and Scotland as well as others.