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Gold for God -- Christian Author Wins 2010 Moonbeam Children's Book Award
The Moonbeam Children's Book Awards announced the best books of 2010 and "Today I Found God" by Greg Long wins a gold medal. In delightfully bouncy, energetic verse, Today I Found God answers the truly vexing question, “Where is God?”
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.
Today I Found God, released July 2010, is a playful story about a boy on a quest to find out why God lets bad things happen. The fast-paced rhymes and whimsical illustrations lead to an ending that is both unexpected and uplifting.
Greg Long wrote the story shortly after he and his wife, a television anchor/reporter, lost their jobs due to the economy. Long says, "I followed the call and put this book on a fast track to publication. Now, three months after its release, Today I Found God wins a 'Gold medal'. We are ecstatic. Our mission at Laugh-A-Long Books is to bring kids closer to Christ. This award will help us on our journey."
Long will be a "featured author" at the Traverse City Children's Book Festival on November 13th, 2010- performing as the "Wacky Word-o-logist"
Long is currently working on his next Christian children's book, Run For a Reason, scheduled for release in Spring 2011.
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Laugh-A-Long Books is dedicated to creating original children’s books and videos that teach kids how to be responsible, charitable, and spiritual.