Mark’s Book Awards

Mark’s Book Awards for his contributions to published books.

★ Eddie, That’s Spaghetti!

FAPA President’s Book Awards Gold Medalist, Children’s Picture Book Ages 0–7 — 2018

★ Little Miss Grubby Toes, Plays with Fire!

Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Medalist — 2018

FAPA President’s Book Awards Silver Medalist, Children’s Picture Book Ages 0–7 — 2018

Dolly, a Dog, and a Camper

FAPA President’s Book Awards Silver Medalist, Florida: Children’s Picture Book — 2018

FAPA President’s Book Awards Bronze Medalist, Children’s Chapter Book Ages 5–9 — 2018

★ Florida Authors and Publishers Association Founders Award recipient 2017, awarded to a long-standing member who has published multiple books and made great contributions to both the organization and the community.

★ Florida Authors and Publishers Association Board Member to President 2009–2017.

 DOWN UNDER: Kussins

FAPA President’s Book Awards, Cover Design — 2017

FAPA President’s Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction—2017

Book Excellence Awards, Pre-Teen Fiction—2017

Dolly Becomes a Scout

FAPA President’s Book Awards — 2017

OUTBACK: Bothers & Sinisters

FAPA President’s Book Awards Silver Medalist — 2016

★ Mayflower: Fly on the Wall Series

FAPA President’s Book Awards Silver Medalist — 2016

FAPA President’s Book Awards Bronze Medalist — 2016

Readers’ Favorite Silver Medalist, Children’s Educational — 2016

★ A Hand Truck Named Dolly

FAPA President’s Book Awards—2017

Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medalist — 2016

★ Little Miss Grubby Toes, Steps on a Bee!

FAPA President’s Book Awards Gold Medalist — 2016

Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Medalist — 2015

Readers’ Favorite Award Gold Medalist — 2015

★ Eli’s Balloon

FAPA President’s Book Awards Gold Medalist — 2015

★ Frozen Floppies

National Indie Excellence Award Winner — 2015

Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Finalist — 2015

★ Parts of Speech Parade, New York City

FAPA President’s Book Awards Gold Medalist — 2015

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist — 2015

★ Polly and Her Pigtails

Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Medalist — 2014

FAPA President’s Book Awards Silver Medalist — 2014

National Parenting Publications Awards Silver Medalist — 2014

Purple Dragonfly Award 1st Place (Picture Book 6+) — 2014

Purple Dragonfly Award Honorable Mention (School Issues) — 2014

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist — 2014

Readers’ Favorite Award Silver Medalist — 2014

 Johari’s Joy

Mom’s Choice Awards Silver Medalist — 2014

Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention — 2014

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist — 2014

★ Franny’s Rescue

FAPA President’s Book Awards Silver Medalist — 2014

Eric Hoffer Award Honorable Mention — 2014

★ Jilli, That’s Silly! A Story About Being a Girl

Evelyn Thurman Young Readers Book Award — 2014

Ben Franklin Award Silver Medalist — 2013

FAPA President’s Awards Silver Medalist — 2013 

Reader’s Favorite Award Gold Medalist — 2013

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist — 2013

Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award — 2013

Finalist – International Book Awards (Parenting & Family) — 2013

Finalist – International Book Awards (Picture Book) — 2013

★ Nicholas, That’s Ridiculous! A Story About Being a Boy

Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist — 2010

Independent Publisher Award Silver Medalist — 2011

Finalist – Eric Hoffer Award — 2010

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Gold Medalist — 2009

★ Teddy Tales: The Adventures of a Rescue Puppy and His Friends

Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist — 2012

★ King for a Day, the Story of Stories

Florida Publishers Association President’s Award Silver Medalist — 2011

★ Marlene M. Helm Alumni Achievement Award for contributions to the arts in the Kentucky community and service to the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts. — 2011

★ The Little Skunk Who Was Afraid to Stink

Moonbeam Children’s Book Award Bronze Medalist — 2009

 Jadyn and the Magic Bubble, Kenya! Kenya!

Finalist – Indie Excellence Award — 2011

 Jadyn and the Magic Bubble, I Met Gandhi!

Finalist – Indie Excellence Awards — 2009

★ 2008 Best of Show, Life in Altamonte City Magazine – Winner in the landscape photo division.

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Meet Crystal White

Crystal White began her journey toward becoming an author in 1990. Married with two daughters, she returned to college to study special education. But after taking a children’s literature class, she was hooked! So she changed her major to elementary education, with an emphasis in library sciences, so she could pursue her new passion. A few years and another daughter later, while teaching fourth grade, Crystal participated in the Purchase Area Writing Project, which added writing to her new pursuit.

A short time later, Crystal visited an animal shelter, where she met Franny. She took the sweet mutt home not because she was cute, but because she was so pitiful. The rest, as they say, is history.

Crystal and Franny live in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in what Crystal’s four grandsons call the “Grass House” (although she’s still not sure why!).

Crystal works as an Educational Recovery Specialist for the state of Kentucky, helping to establish literacy systems to ensure that students become college and career ready.

Crystal White, author of Franny’s Rescue, a silver medalist in the 2014 FAPA President’s Book Awards.