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All 3 Piccadilly and Her Magical World books

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All 3 Piccadilly and Her Magical World books

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All 3 Piccadilly and Her Magical World books

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Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka

Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka (ages 4-8), the award-winning first installment in the “Piccadilly and her Magical World” series, is a life-affirming and fanciful tale about a little girl with a grand imagination, who is enchanted with the coming of summer. One sunny afternoon, Piccadilly is convinced that she has uncovered a magical and most delightful secret. Readers are invited to join the fun, celebrate the whimsy, and decide for themselves. What is real? What is fantasy? And ultimately, how much does it matter?

 

Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind

In Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind (ages 4-8), the award-winning second installment in the “Piccadilly and her Magical World” series, Piccadilly seeks to answer the question: “May one dance with the wind?” Readers are invited to soar with Piccadilly, friends, and the mischievous autumn breeze through an irresistible journey of what may be, then spiral back to the extra special magic awaiting Piccadilly in her own backyard.

Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops

In Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops (ages 4-8), the award-winning 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!

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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
— Albert Einstein
 
 

About Piccadilly and her Magical World:

The Piccadilly universe is one wherein children can imagine possibilities, experiment with ideas, and dream solutions as rich and diverse as they are. This series include Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka, Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind and Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops.

About the Author:

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Lisa Anne Novelline is an award-winning writer. She is the creator of the “Piccadilly and her Magical World” Children’s Picture Book Series (ages 4-8), which includes Piccadilly and the Fairy PolkaPiccadilly and the Waltzing Wind, and Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops. As a former mathematics teacher and problem-solving coach, she is inspired by her profound commitment to the cultivation of creativity and critical thinking along with her abiding love of nature. She holds an 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 Cover Designer / Art Director:

Ryan Jude Novelline is a Boston-based contemporary artist whose experience includes: Diane Von Furstenberg, GAP, Harvard University, & Walt Disney Imagineering. He has shown work in Boston, Providence, and New York, and has has been featured both domestically and internationally by the Huffington Post, New York Magazine, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo News, Asian Geographic, and a host of others.  He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design. RyanJudeNovelline.com

About the Illustrators:

Phillip Light is a Character Designer at Disney Television and formerly a Color Stylist at Dreamworks Animation Television. His celebrated art has been featured in galleries, in print, and digitally on blogs and sites across the web. He is an alumnus of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. PhillipLight.blogspot.com

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 MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS recognized the “Piccadilly and her Magical World” Book Series by Lisa Anne Novelline as the 2017 & 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.”

The Mom’s Choice Awards® has named Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka, Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind, and Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops as among the best in family-friendly products. 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 INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized Piccadilly and the Fairy Polka by Lisa Anne Novelline; cover and art direction by Ryan Jude Novelline; illustrations by Phillip Light as a WINNER in the category of Book Cover Design. The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award Winners and Distinguished Favorites based on overall excellence. “In 2017, we had worldwide participation, from London to Australia, from Portugal to Hong Kong, and are so proud to announce the winners and favorites in our annual INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD.  Independent publishing is alive and well, and continues to gain traction worldwide.”  said awards sponsor Gabrielle Olczak.

THE WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS 2016 has awarded Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind a 5-star rating and named it  “a magical, unforgettable story. A GOLD medal WINNER and highly recommended.” The children’s books were read and judged by children in eight UK primary and secondary schools. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, in the case of many of the children’s books, ILLUSTRATIONS.

Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind has been recognized as a finalist in the 19th annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. As part of their mission to discover, review, and share the best books from small, university, and indie publishers (and authors), independent media company Foreword Reviews hosts its annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2016, and submitted to Foreword Reviews for award consideration, and were narrowed down by Foreword’s editors from over 2,200 individual titles spread across 65 categories.

The International Rubery Book Award “is the longest established book award based in the UK for independent and self-published books. Entries are accepted from all over the world. The key to our success is having a keen eye for quality from distinguished and reputable judges.” The RBA has shortlisted Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind in the 2017 “Children’s” Category, a tremendous honor in a highly competitive category.

The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD recognized Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline; pictures by Nicola Hwang as a WINNER in the category of Children’s Picture Books ages 4-8. The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award Winners and Distinguished Favorites based on overall excellence.

The 2017 International Book Awards recognized Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline; pictures by Nicola Hwang in the category of “Children’s Picture Books: Hardcover Fiction” as the WINNER. Awards were presented for titles published in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded over 1,500 entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

The 11th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind in the category of Children’s Picture Books (4-8) as a WINNER in this year’s competition. The National Indie Excellence® Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small, independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters.Winners and finalists are determined based on ‘overall excellence of presentation- a synergy of form and content.’

The 2017 LITERARY CLASSICS BOOK AWARDS have recognized Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline; pictures by Nicola Hwang as the SILVER medal WINNER in the category of PICTURE BOOKS. 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 FIFTH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL Beverly Hills Book Awards® recognized Piccadilly and the Waltzing Wind by Lisa Anne Novelline; pictures by Nicola Hwang in the category of Children’s Picture Books as a WINNER. The competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence.

The 13th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards recognized Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops in the category of Children’s Picture Books: All Ages as a WINNER in this year’s competition. The National Indie Excellence® Awards exists to help establish independent publishing as a strong and proud facet of the publishing industry. Recognizing authors that put their heart and soul into their work, the NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small, independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Winners and finalists are determined based on ‘overall excellence of presentation- a synergy of form and content.’

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 2019 NEXT GENERATION INDIE BOOK AWARDS, the world's largest international book awards program for independent publishers and self-published authors, has recognized Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline; pictures by Nicola Hwang as a FINALIST in the category of CHILDREN'S PICTURE BOOK (6 Years & Up). The awards are judged by leaders of the indie book publishing industry, including many with long careers at major publishing houses. Their love of a great read and experience in the publishing arena identify books deserving a wider audience. Catherine Goulet, Co-Chair of the 2018 awards proudly said, "Our program has become known as the Sundance of the book publishing world."

THE WISHING SHELF BOOK AWARDS 2018 has named Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline a BEST PRESCHOOL PICTURE BOOK: SILVER medal winner and highly recommended. The children’s books were read and judged by children in eight UK primary and secondary schools. The books were marked according to EDITING, THEME, STYLE, COVER and, ILLUSTRATIONS.

Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline is a B.R.A.G. MEDALLION HONOREE. All books brought to the attention of indieBRAG, LLC are subjected to a rigorous selection process. This entails an initial screening to ensure that the author’s work meets certain minimum standards of quality and content. If it passes this preliminary assessment, the book is then made available to members of our global reader team who prefer that genre and the book is provided to them only if they request it. In both the initial screening phase and the subsequent group evaluation phase, each book is judged against a comprehensive list of relevant literary criteria. As soon as a decision is reached on whether or not a book will be awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion, the author will be notified. This notification will include a summary report showing the ratings that were used to make the final decision.

Piccadilly and the Jolly Raindrops by Lisa Anne Novelline; pictures by Nicola Hwang has been named by the ERIC HOFFER AWARD committee a 2019 da VInci Eye Finalist. Each year, the Eric Hoffer Award presents the da Vinci Eye to books with superior cover artwork. Cover art is judged on both content and style. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the historic artist, scientist, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci.

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.

 
Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in the magic will never find it!
— Roald Dahl
 

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