Hazy Dell Press Awards Round-Up!
Hazy Dell Press and our amazing team of writers, illustrators, and editors, have been recognized with a flurry of recent awards and accolades. From middle-grade chapter books to lift-a-flap books for the littlest readers and pre-readers, take a look at the most recent plaudits for our most recent titles.
Zombie, Or Not to Be (Hazy Fables #2)
The second book in the Hazy Fables series of middle-grade chapter books, Zombie, Or Not to Be had some big shoes to fill after its predecessor, Hobgoblin and the Seven Stinkers of Randicia, was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2019 and a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year. We're proud to report that our parody of Shakespeare's Hamlet has met the challenge by receiving a 2022 Independent Publisher Book Award and being named a Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Finalist. (Pictured at the top of this blog).
I Believe In You
Our best-selling Hazy Dell Love & Nurture board book, I Believe in You, is as acclaimed by critics as it is beloved by readers. Following its starred review in Kirkus Reviews, I Believe In You has received a Moonbeam Book Award in the Board Book category and a Next Generation INDIE Book Award Finalist, also in the Board Book category. It's rare enough for a board book to receive this kind of praise, but even rarer for a board book featuring the Loch Ness Monster. We are so proud of this book and know that it will be a bookshelf mainstay for many years to come.
Pumpkin Baby!: A Hazy Dell Flap Book
You all know how much we love our Halloween at Hazy Dell Press. So you can imagine how overjoyed we were when our Halloween-forward lift-a-flap book, Pumpkin Baby!, was named not only named the best Halloween book of 2021, but the best Holiday book in general. Pumpkin Baby won Gold from Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the Holiday category, and that means so much to the pumpkinheaded Halloween fanatics at Hazy Dell Press.
Alien Baby!: A Hazy Dell Flap Book
And finally (for now), we are proud to report that our interstellar lift-a-flap book, Alien Baby!, won a Gold Award from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Children's Interactive Book category. As proud members of the small but might independent publisher community, it means everything to us when we receive acknowledgement from this vibrant and essential corner of the book industry.