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CHANDLER, AZ (June, 2012) – The judges of the third annual Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken, and At the Zoo with Lil Boo by Daddy Bookins, won an Honorable Mention Place in the Animals Pets category.

“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,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc., the sponsor of the Dragonfly Book Awards. “Competition is steep, too, because there is no publication date limit as long as the book is still in print.”

At the Zoo with Lil Boo is about is an illustrated children’s book based on the creative experiences and imagination of Daddy Bookins son, Lil Boo.  From the moment the sun rises, join the adventurous duo Lil Boo and Onote on a journey across the zoo. They will learn about an array of animals from penguins to zebras, as well as making a new friend named, Roo! You never know what surprises will turn up in a child’s imagination.  It retails for $13.50 and can be purchased at any online retail outlet, by request at most brick and mortar stores and of course personally autographed copies on the Daddy Bookins website.  For a complete list of winners including all 1st and 2nd places and Honorable Mentions, visit and click on “Winners.”

The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, which honors all genres of books in 50 categories, is currently in progress with an October 1, 2012 deadline. However, Royal Dragonfly submissions postmarked August 1, 2012 or earlier are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show. The fourth Annual Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway with a March 1, 2013 early bird deadline and May 1 final deadline. There is no publication date restriction as long as the titles entered are still in print.

                For complete winners’ lists including 2nd Place and Honorable Mention wins, rules and entry forms for any of the Dragonfly Book Awards contests, visit For more details on Five Star Publications, email or call 480-940-8182.