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New Childrenís Anti-Bullying Books Receive Several National Awards, Including the Momís Choice Award

Childrenís book author, John Paul Padilla is pleased to announce that the two books in his anti-bullying, Johnny Big-Ears series are receiving national awards, including the Momís Choice Award.

San Francisco, CA, December 08, 2012 --( Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend is an inspirational story about a five-year-old boy who is being teased by his classmates at school because his ears are big. The story while fictional, is one in which many children presently face in school. The book helps children with their self-esteem, and there are questions at the end of the book parents or teachers can ask their children. Young readers will also be delighted to know that there is a page which allows children to draw and color themselves. Johnny Big-Ears is not simply a story, but a children's book that educates, and encourages children to value who they are.

Johnny Big-Ears, The Feel-Good Friend has received the following awards:

October 2011: 2011 KART Kids Book List Early Grade School K - 3rd (Ages 5 - 9)
February 2012: Mom's Choice Award, Silver Award Recipient
June 2012: Indie Excellence Finalist Book Award
August 2012: Readers Favorite Book Award Finalist
November 2012 : "Award-Winning Finalist in the 'Children's Picture Book: Softcover Fiction' category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News"

Book Information:
Johnny Big-Ears: The Feel-Good Friend
Publisher: Padilla Goldworks
ISBN: 978-0985313715
Published: March 2012
Pages: 40

Suzy Chunkles is a beautiful little girl, but she feels self-conscious about her looks because she is overweight. In her old town people teased her. Now that she has moved to a new town, she is worried she will be teased again. Suzy wishes she could be more like her happy, energetic little sister. Suzy is about to meet Johnny Big-Ears for the first time. He will teach her that not all kids are mean. Suzy will also meet other little girls, who are not so nice and sweet. Follow Suzy and Johnny Big-Ears and see what challenges they face as they teach others how to deal with teasing and bullying.

Johnny Big-Ears, Meets His New Neighbor Suzy has received the following awards:

June 2012: Mom's Choice Award, Silver Award Recipient
Sept 2012 : Readers Favorite 5 Star Review
Nov 2012: Award-Winning Finalist in the " CHILDREN'S BOOK SERIES "category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News"

Book Information:
Johnny Big-Ears, Meets His New Neighbor Suzy
Publisher: Padilla Goldworks
Published: April 11, 2012
ISBN: 978-0985313722
Paperback: 44 pages

About The Author:
John Paul Padilla was born and raised in California. Upon graduating high-school, he continued his education at Cal State Stanislaus University with the intent of becoming an elementary school teacher to teach third graders! He currently works as an office administrator. He is active in the International Who's Who in Poetry and is a Distinguished Member of the International Society of Poets. John has modeled, has been dancing for the past fourteen years, and has written and recorded songs for Nashville artists years ago. He has previously published Wings to Cross an Ocean, an inspirational poetry book that encourages personal growth and happiness. John Paul is an award winning author who was inspired to write Johnny Big Ears, the Feel Good Friend based on his own childhood experiences with teasing and his time spent observing students while he was a teacher's aide in an elementary school.

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