Kangaroo’s Shoes Named Finalist in The International Book Awards 2011

 Scores Top Honors in Children’s Book Category

 Los Angeles May 13, 2011 - JPX Media Group announced the winners and finalists of THE 2011 INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS (IBA) on May 11, 2011. Kangaroo’s Shoes, a children’s book written by Springboro, Ohio resident, Richelle Taylor Krzak, and illustrated by Columbus resident, Sunny Colaneri, scored top honors in the Children’s Book division. More than 300 winners and finalists from 11 countries were announced in over 140 categories covering print and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of JPX Media Group, said this year’s contest yielded a large number of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.

“It’s really gratifying to know that our work has been recognized in the Children’s category,” said Richelle Taylor Krzak, author of Kangaroo’s Shoes. “The competition was on an international level, so it’s nice to see that the book’s message resonated across such a broad spectrum.”

Keen says of the awards, “The 2011 results represent a phenomenal mix of books from a wide array of publishers throughout the world. With a full publicity and marketing campaign promoting the results of IBA, this year’s winners and finalists will gain additional media coverage for the summer season.”

Keen adds, “IBA’s success begins with the enthusiastic participation of authors and publishers and continues with our distinguished panel of industry judges who bring to the table their extensive editorial, PR, marketing, and design expertise.”

JPX Media Group is located in Los Angeles and is involved in numerous aspects of the entertainment and publishing industries.

A complete list of the winners and finalists of The 2011 International Book Awards are available online at http://www.InternationalBookAwards.com

Kangaroo’s Shoes (ISBN: 9781452084695) is available through any retail outlet or through the book’s website: www.kangaroobooks.com


Story Time 3.10.11 at Franklin-Springboro Public Library

Join Richelle Taylor Krzak, author of Kangaroo’s Shoes, on March 10, 2011 for a special children’s story time at the Franklin-Springboro Public Library in Springboro, OH.

Books will be available for $8.50 and she will sign copies after the reading.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: 125 Park Lane
Springboro, OH 45066-3306


Adventures Through Reading

Kangaroo’s Shoes author, Richelle Taylor Krzak, recently visited Springboro, OH based preschool, Adventures Through Learning. She shared the important lesson of honesty as learned by the book’s main character, Joey Kangaroo. The story readings were held for children ranging in age from 2-5 years old.


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