About the award-winning “Piccadilly and her Magical World” Picture Book Series:
The Piccadilly universe is one wherein children can imagine possibilities, experiment with ideas, and dream solutions as rich and diverse as they are. The first two installments in this series are Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka and Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind.
About Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops:
In Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops (ages 4-8), the third installment in the “Piccadilly and her Magical World” Picture Book Series, delight with Piccadilly as she learns to reframe her gloomy and rainy afternoon into one of the most fantastic days of her life! Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops is a tale of joy and wonder wrapped around what is perhaps one of the mightiest messages of all… children possess the power to choose a positive view of challenges. And when they exercise that power, the most magical of possibilities await!
About the Author:
Lisa Anne Novelline is an award-winning writer. She is the author of Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka and Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind. Having taught both mathematics and problem-solving, she is inspired by her profound commitment to the cultivation of creativity and critical thinking along with her abiding love of nature. She holds a MEd in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, a BS in Psychology from Northeastern University, and a BS in Mathematics from Lesley University. She is a mother of four and lives with her family in Massachusetts.
About the Illustrator:
Nicola Hwang is an Illustrator and Visual Development Artist from Singapore with love for all things whimsical and fantastical. She has contributed work to THX Ltd, Aspen MLT, Disney Channel Asia, Twise Singapore, and more. Her art has also been featured in shows such as ‘Curiouser & Curiouser’ Alice in Wonderland, ‘Project Neverland,’ and the ’12 Days of Star Wars’. She holds a degree in animation from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Digital Media Design.
About the Recognitions:
The 2018 LITERARY CLASSICS BOOK AWARDS have recognized Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline; pictures by Nicola Hwang as the GOLD medal WINNER in TWO categories: BEST PICTURE BOOK: ADVENTURE and BEST PICTURE BOOK: FANTASY. Selected from submissions from around the globe, distinguished honorees are recognized for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating, and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience. In this highly competitive industry, these books represent the foremost in literature in their respective categories.
The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops as among the best in family-friendly products and recognized it as a SILVER medal WINNER. The MCA evaluation process uses a propriety methodology in which entries are scored on a number of elements including production quality, design, educational value, entertainment value, originality, appeal, and cost. Evaluators are bound by a strict code of ethics not only to ensure objectivity but also to ensure that the evaluation is free from manufacturer influence.
The MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS recognized the “Piccadilly and her Magical World” Book Series by Lisa Anne Novelline as the 2018 BEST PICTURE BOOK SERIES: SILVER award winner.”The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading. The Awards recognize and reward the best of these books and bring them to the attention of parents, booksellers, librarians – and to children themselves.”
Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline is Story Monsters Approved! This designation recognizes and honors accomplished authors in the field of children’s literature that inspire, inform, teach, or entertain. A Story Monsters seal of approval tells teachers, librarians, and parents they are giving children the very best. Children enjoyed the book and are recommending it, too. After books pass a first round of rigorous judging by industry experts, the books are then judged by a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books before they can receive the official seal of approval.
Dance with the raindrops!
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