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Monday, April 28, 2014

And the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Digital Gold Award goes to........


And the gold goes to...... 
A Troop is a Group of Monkeys written by Julie Hedlund!!!!!



Congratulations Julie!!!!!!!!!
 
 

About the Book:
A surfeit of skunks, a troop of monkeys, a clutter of spiders.... These colorful and poetic words for animal groups are called collective nouns and children will learn all about them in this rhyming picture book by Julie Hedlund. With beautiful painted illustrations by Pamela Baron, each animal group is brought to life in color-splashed environments sure to fascinate any child. The magnificent illustrations and playful use of language make it perfect for design-savvy parents and inspired gift givers. First published as a series of interactive book apps for the iPad, A Troop is a Group of Monkeys has received much industry praise and was included in the Top 50 Apps for Kids in 2013.




About the Author:
Julie Hedlund is the author of "A Troop is Group of Monkeys," "A Shiver of Sharks" and the upcoming bedtime story "My Love for You is the Sun." Her website, juliehedlund.com, is an incredible resource for writers and her blog posts and resources have helped many an aspiring kidlit writer reach their goals. Julie is the founder of 12 x 12, a forum for authors to kick-start their manuscript writing over the course of 12 months.





About the Award
The Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards honors innovation in electronic book publishing by individuals and organizations of all sizes, including publishers, software developers, designers, manufacturers, institutions, and technology leaders. The definition of “book” continues to expand, and the Independent Book Publishers Association wishes to honor and encourage the field’s innovators with a unique awards program.

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