Fifo 50 States is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award
The Mom's Choice Awards
honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; and Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards
. Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards
seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has been honored by this distinguished award.
--Mom's Choice AwardsThe National Indie Excellence Awards
has selected Fifo "50 States"
as a finalist in Children's Picture Books. Excellence is not easy to achieve and the book industry needs it more than ever...the NIEA salutes authors and publishers who make excellence a priority. --National Indie Excellence Awards
I highly recommend Fifo "50 States"
by Hayley Rose. Learning should always be this much fun.
--The Children's and Teen's Book Connection
The Readers Favorite Book Reviews and Awards Contest has awarded Fifo "50 States" by Hayley rose "Bronze" in the Children.
Purple Dragonfly Book Awards Contest
The judges of the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards
contest, which recognizes excellence in children's literature, have spoken, and Fifo "50 States"
by Hayley Rose has won First Place in the Children's Picture Books Six and Older, and Second Place in the Educational/Instructional categories. We want to help parents give their children only the best in reading excellence. Geared toward stories for children between the ages of four and 10, the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards are designed to bring families together with great children's literature, and a Purple Dragonfly seal on a book's cover lets parents choose new titles for their bookshelves with confidence," explains Linda Radke, president of Five Star Publications, the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. Winning any place in the Purple Dragonfly Contest is a huge honor because in order to maintain the integrity of the Dragonfly Book Awards, a minimum score of 72 out of 80 must be earned for a 1st Place award, 64 out of 80 for a 2nd Place and 56 out of 80 for an Honorable Mention even if it is the sole entry in a category. Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print. --Purple Dragonfly AwardsFifo "50 States" is a handy bear's alphabetical travelogue featuring all 50 of the United States of America as toured by the bear, Fifo. Told in verse, illustrated in quirky color miniature travel posters, Fifo "50 States" is the second book in this multi-award winning series. Designed to be memorable and enjoyable, Fifo "50 States" packs lots of U.S. history and geography into 100+ pages of illustrated verse. Children age 4-10 will learn lots of fascinating things about all 50 states as they follow Fifo in his dreams of exploring the United States of America.
-- Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Award-winning author, Hayley Rose, grew up in the beach side town of Pacific Palisades, California, to a family of visual artists. In the early 90's she traveled the U.S. with her band Crush Violet. In 1994, after a family reunion, she was inspired to write a children's book. Her first book, Fifo When I Grow Up
was published in 2002. Fifo "50 States"
is the second in the Fifo series. Along with writing children s books, Hayley has been working in entertainment business management for the past 15 years specializing in concert touring. She has worked with many A list musicians, and hopes to one day soon release an album of children's songs. She is currently a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.