USA Best Books 2011 Awards Honors Gabriella Books

Tarrytown, NY, November 04, 2011 --( The "Gabriella" children's picture book series by Jerry and Patsy Di Leo has been honored as a "Finalist" in The USA "Best Books 2011" Awards in the category of Children's Book Series.

The book series includes "Gabriella and Her Bouquet of Friends," "Pirate Gabriella Sails the Five Oceans," and "Gabriella Counts to Ten in Eight Languages" ( The authors are twin brothers from Mt. Vernon, New York. The books were inspired by Jerry Di Leo's daughter, Gabriella., the premiere online magazine and review website for mainstream and independent publishing houses, announced the winners and finalists of the awards on November 1, 2011. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 140 categories covering print, e-books and audio books. Awards were presented for titles published in 2010 and 2011. A complete list of winners and finalists is available on

The book series continues with upcoming titles, "Gabriella and Her Berry Good Friends" and "Gabriella's Salad Bowl of Friends."

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