The Literary Classics' Mission
At Literary Classics, it is our mission to honor excellence in children's and young adult literature, thereby encouraging a passion for reading while promoting education, imagination and character in the minds of young readers.  

The Latin text on the Literary Classics awards seal says it best.  Loosely translated, it states that classic literature is: The key to knowledge and creativity while promoting strong core values.

Continue reading below for more information on our Seal of Approval Program, our Literary Classics Book Awards Program, and our Book Review Program.  

Best of luck to you as we work together to promote your children's or young adult book!
The Literary Classics Team
INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
Book Reviews
Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Our selection committee is proud to recognize those titles in children's and young adult literature which exemplify the criteria set forth by the Literary Classic Awards committee.  

As a recipient of the International Literary Classics Book Award, your children's or young adult book will receive added recognition through press releases and author spotlights as well as exposure on this website and through our blog. Also available to all award recipients is the opporunity to purchase foil imprinted award seals indicating your book has been recognized as one worthy of this prestigious award.  PDF files, for use in future print runs are also available to all book award recipients at no charge. 

All Literary Classics award honorees will receive a certificate of award and twenty award seals. Attendees at the Literary Classics annual book awards ceremony will be presented with a custom engraved Literary Classics book award medal. Award recipients will also be invited to attend author-in-booth book signings as available (event and travel expenses are not included).

The credibility and recognition derived from being a Literary Classics Book Award honoree, will provide immeasurable opportunities for promoting your award winning book as well as yourself as an author, poet, or illustrator.  
Literary Classics offers book reviews through our review program and through our awards program. In no way ever does Literary Classics guarantee that a review of any book (whether submitted for awards or free review) will be provided.  All books submitted to Literary Classics for consideration in the Literary Classics book awards program are first sent to our review department.  If a book meets or exceeds the criteria set forth by our review committee, that book will be awarded with the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.  We will provide a review of all books which are announced as finalists in the annual award program.  All reviews will be posted on Amazon.com and GoodReads.com.  Following the review process, Seal of Approval books which have been entered into the Literary Classics Book Awards will be forwarded to the Literary Classics Awards department. For more information about our book reviews, please visit our book review page.  --Please note: due to the volume of books submitted for review and for the Literary Classics Book Awards program we no longer provide an explanation as to why we did not choose to publicly review a book. 
Any book, or body of work, submitted to Literary Classics for review or for award recognition may be considered to receive the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.  The Literary Classics Seal of Approval is awarded on an ongoing basis throughout the year. There is no minimum, or maximum to the number of books which may be recognized with this honor annually. To see reviews of books which have been awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval, visit our recommended reading list.
CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK AWARDS ~ CHILDREN'S & YA BOOK REVIEWS ~ SEAL OF APPROVAL
Any body of work which is awarded the Literary Classics Seal of Approval may be adorned with the Literary Classics Seal of Approval Label.  Foil imprinted labels are available for purchase through Literary Classics.

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Enchanted Page Children's Book Award
The Enchanted Page Book Award has been created to honor one distinguished children's picture book each year.  
Eloquent Quill Book Award
The Eloquent Quill Book Award  was created to honor one work of extraordinary fiction literature for youth annually.  
About Us
Literary Classics and Children's Literary Classics Book Awards and Reviews were created by Taj Mahal Publishing Inc., a division of Wildflower Press and publishers of Mud Pie Parenting Magazine, a Midwestern publication.  When the editors of Taj Mahal Publishing first set out to help promote excellence in children's literature, they discovered the challenges in sorting through all the children's books on the market.  With the increasing number of books being released through the self-publishing market, it became apparent that now, more than ever, parents were in need of resources to help filter through all the books available to children and young adults.  Literary Classics Book Awards and Reviews were created for two reasons . . . to help authors gain recognition for their work and to help parents find the best in literature for children and young adults.  

We'd like you to help us maintain our status as being one of the most respected book awards programs for children's and young adult literature.  As Literary Classics continues to grow, we are always looking for qualified individuals interested in helping review books submitted for review.  Should you be interested in joining our review team, please submit a reviewer's application.




Lumen Award for Literary Excellence
The Lumen Award for Literary Excellence was created to honor one work of distinguished nonfiction literature for youth annually.  
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Words on Wings Young Adult Book Award
The Words on Wings Award was created to honor one work of extraordinary fiction for young adults annually.  
TOP HONORS BOOK AWARDS 
As a Top Honors Book Award recipient (Enchanted Page / Eloquent Quill / Lumen Award / Words on Wings Award) your book will receive added recognition through press releases as well as exposure on this website and through our blog. Also available to all award recipients is the option to purchase foil imprinted award seals indicating your book has been recognized as one worthy of this prestigious award. PDF files for use in future print runs are also available to all Top Honors book award recipients at no charge.  

Literary Classics Top Honors award recipients will be presented with a custom engraved award medal at our annual book awards ceremony

The credibility and recognition derived from being a Literary Classics International Children's or Young Adult Book Award honoree, will provide immeasurable opportunities for promoting your award winning book as well as yourself as an author, poet, or illustrator.  

To learn more about the Top Honors Award specific to your book, see descriptions with links below.
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