The judges of the annual Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest, which recognizes excellence in children’s literature, have spoken. The Pathway to Dragons: The Portal to Pyranis by Hannah Hoffman, has won two of the coveted Purple Dragonfly Book Awards! For a young author, this is an incredible honor. Hannah is humbled to have taken 1st Place nationally in the Chapter Book category, as well as 2nd Place nationally in the Youth Author Fiction 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 is required before a First or Second place or Honorable Mention will be awarded to the entrant – even if it is the sole entry in a category,” explains Linda F. Radke, president of Story Monsters LLC, 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.”

The Pathway to Dragons: The Portal to Pyranis is a children’s fantasy chapter book. It retails for $8.95 and can be purchased online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc., as well as at local bookstores. For a complete list of winners, visit Dragonfly Book Awards. The next Purple Dragonfly Book Awards contest is already underway. Final deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018. The final deadline for the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest, which recognizes outstanding literature in all genres, is October 1, 2017. Is your book or product Story Monsters Approved? Kids know when they see the Story Monsters Approved seal it means children their own age enjoyed the book or product and are recommending it, too. How do they know that? Because after books and products pass the first round of judging by industry experts, they are then sent to a panel of youth judges who must also endorse the books or products before they can receive the official seal of approval. Kid-tested and judge-certified! There is no deadline for the Story Monsters Approved program. Books are sent for judging as they are received. For complete rules and submission forms for either contest, visit and click on the contest of choice.

To learn more about Story Monsters LLC, celebrating over 30 years of business in Chandler, Arizona, visit, email or call 480-940-8182. To learn more about Hannah Hoffman, visit her website. Also, please remember to give whatever support you can to Hannah’s two local charities: The Bridge of Books Foundation and Special Strides.