Baxter’s Corner® Sweeps Up Six 2019 Purple Dragonfly Awards


Six Baxter’s Corner® Books Recognized in School Issues Category of  
2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards presented by Story Monsters Ink

        Baxter’s Corner, a business that uses creativity and storytelling to affect positive behavioral choices for young children, is pleased to announce that all six of the company’s Collection I books have received 2019 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards presented by Story Monsters Ink, a digital magazine that focuses on young children’s education and related issues.

       Two Baxter’s Corner titles, Ally Alone and Sideways Fred, tied for First Place in the category of School Issues. Four Baxter’s Corner titles, Oakley in Knots, Gerome Sticks His Neck Out, Ellema Sneezes and What a Tree It Will Be! were recognized as Honorable Mentions in the same category. All of the books are written by L. S. V. Baker and illustrated by M. E. B. Stottmann.  

       Baxter’s Corner books are meant to encourage intentional discussion of responsible choices and ethical behavior. Each book focuses on a value and the consequences when that value is not embraced.  Baxter’s Corner products are designed to work together and include the books, puppets and wall art, which are designed to reinforce conversations about the stories. These products help develop a child’s imagination and encourage embellishment of the stories with his or her own details. A special “Go Beyond” section in each book enhances the story time experience even further with suggested questions and related activities.

       "This exciting recognition of our work validates our mission and encourages us to keep building on the magical space we are creating for our readers and their families,” said Baxter’s Corner Chief Crayon, Mary Ellen Stottmann. “Bringing young children together with their parents, teachers and caregivers to make their story time more meaningful through positive discussion and conversation is what we are all about, at home or at school.”

About Baxter’s Corner®

       Baxter’s Corner is a Louisville-based company whose mission is to create a Magical Space helping Families and Caregivers shape the character and values of their children. Building Character is Child’s Play®

About Story Monsters Ink 

       Story Monsters Ink is a digital monthly publication that features profiles on renowned and newly published authors, book reviews, movie reviews, columns by bestselling authors and educators. It has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products, and services that includes receiving a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, being named among the “great magazines for kids and teens” by School Library Journal and being a 2016 Irwin Award winner for “Best Publisher of a Literary Magazine” and “Best Editorial Director.”

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