Walking Through Walls Finalist in CLC 2012 Book Awards

Walking Through Walls, a children's middle grade fantasy based on an ancient Chinese tale and set in 16th century China, received the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval earlier this year, and also won First Place in the Editors and Predators January 2012 Readers Poll (Children's Novel category). NOW, it's on the Finalist's list for the Children's Literary Classics 2012 Book Awards!

I'm thrilled!

Here's the Press Release the CLC distributed on October 1st:

For Immediate Release
October 1, 2012

Literary Classics

Literary Classics announces youth media award winners

RAPID CITY, SD - Literary Classics announced its 2012 selection of top book finalists for children and young adults today. The list includes finalists from entries received all over the world. The Literary Classics selection committee is proud to recognize the following titles in children's and young adult literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classics Awards committee.

A list of the 2012 award finalists follows:

Animalogy: Animalogy Analogies, Marianne Berkes
Fantastic Flight, Barbara Bockman
Black & White, Larry Dane Brimner
The King's Ransom, Cheryl Carpinello
Walking Through Walls, Karen Cioffi
Shield Maiden, Richard Denning
Terple Always Dream Bigger, Richie Frieman
Stalked, Kristiana Gregory
Return to Finkleton, KC Hilton
The Casting, Joyce Shor Johnson
Griffin Rising, Darby Karchut
The Reinvention of Moxie Roosevelt, Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Drawn, Marie Lamba
A Box Story, Kenneth Kit Lamug
The Limit, Kristen Landon
Santa & The Little Teddy Bear, Peter John Lucking
Beautiful Wild Rose Girl, B. Magnolia
Bella & Harry Let's Visit Athens! Lisa Manzione
Bella & Harry Let's Visit Cairo! Lisa Manzione
Bella & Harry Let's Visit London! Lisa Manzione
Shelby & Shauna Kitt and the Dimensional Holes, PHC Marchesi
Caves, Cannons and Crinolines, Beverly Stowe McClure
Runaway Twins, Pete Palamountain
The Stone Child, Dan Poblocki
Clara's Great War, Evelyn Rothstein
In Memory of Dad, Maranda Russell
Young Funny and Unbalanced, David Smithyman
Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep, Kathy Stemke
The Crystal Ship, CJ Carter-Stephenson
The Great Divide, Suzanne Slade
One Pelican at a Time, Nancy Stewart
Sea Turtle Summer, Nancy Stewart
The Orphan Ship, Sterling R. Walker
My Sister is My Best Friend, Nicole Weaver

All final award levels and categories will be announced October 15, 2012.

Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children's literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. Judging is based upon the criteria set forth by Literary Classics' highly selective awards committee which honors books promoting character, vision, creativity and learning, through content which possesses the key elements found in well-crafted literature.

The Literary Classics judging committee consists of experts with backgrounds in publishing, writing, editing, design, illustration, and book reviewing. To learn more about Literary Classics, visit their website at www.literaryclassicsawards.com.


Wang longs to be rich…and powerful. At twelve-years-old, he already knows more about the Eternals and their way of life than many of the adults in his village. Learning about these mystics takes his thoughts away from the possibility of working in the wheat fields all his life, like his father. Wang has far grander goals.

You can also check out these two reviews:

Review of Walking Through Walls by Amy Lignor

Review of Walking Through Walls by Kristin J. Johnson:

To get your copy of Walking Through Walls, go to:

4RV Publishing

I also want to say Congratulations and Good Luck to five children's authors on the Finalist's list who I know:

Barbara Bockman
Beverly Stowe McClure
Maranda Russell
Kathy Stemke
Nancy Stewart
Nicole Weaver

If you're thinking of writing a children's book or already started, but seem to be stuck, check out Fiction Writing for Children. This 180 page ebook is also available as an ecourse:

Fiction Writing for Children - The eBook

Fiction Writing for Children - The eCourse

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Karen Cioffi
Multi-award Winning Author, Freelance/Ghostwriter, Editor, Online Marketer
Writer’s Digest Website of the Week, June 25, 2012


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widdershins said...

Congratulations! ... and good luck for the rest of the journey.

Karen Cioffi said...

Thanks Susann and Widder! I have my fingers crossed! :)

Magdalena Ball said...

Wonderful Karen - so pleased for you. Best of wishes with the next round.

Karen Cioffi said...

Thanks, Maggie!

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Congratulations Karen and good luck moving forward.

Karen Cioffi said...

Thanks a bunch, Mary Jo!

Debbie A Byrne said...

Congrats Karen!

Karen Cioffi said...

Thanks Debbie. I won the Silver Award!

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