Holder, Wildoner win 3rd place international Moonbeam Award

Chad Wildoner was also diagnosed with A-T when he was just a toddler. He uses a wheelchair to get around, but he will not let A-T stop him from chasing his dreams. Chad is an inspiration to all who meet him. He has gone on tons of adventures-swimming with dolphins, skydiving, and horseback riding despite A-T. Now he is the proud illustrator of an award-winning book! What will he do next!? He is pictured here with his mom Louise and brother, celebrating the book, Hello from the Great Blue Sea.

We are excited to announce that Devine News Editor and author Kayleen Holder and illustrator Chad Wildoner have won a Moonbeam Award this October. The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards is an international annual contest founded in 2006.
According to their website, the Moonbeam Awards aims to recognize “exemplary children’s books and their creators, and are dedicated to supporting childhood literacy and life-long reading.”
Holder and Wildoner’s book, Hello from the Great Blue Sea, took 3rd place in Educational Children’s Activity books.

An award-winning smile for an award-winning book….All profits of the book benefit the A-T Children’s Project in honor of A-T warriors like Audrey Capps, 4 years old of Devine, smiling with the award-winning book written by Aunt Kayleen.

The book features 12 colorful sea creatures from the “sea cookie to the shark” and has some fun facts about each one. It also features a cut-out memory card game and puzzle in the back.
To make it even more special, all profits from this book will go to the A-T Children’s Project, in honor of Kayleen’s little 4-year-old niece Audrey Capps, and all A-T warriors, to help find a cure for Ataxia telangiectasia. The book’s illustrator Chad Wildoner has battled A-T since he was a toddler.
“I want to show kid’s with A-T or any disability that there is nowhere you cannot go, and nothing you cannot do if you work hard and believe in yourself,” said Holder and Wildoner.
You can purchase the book on Amazon, or in Devine at Country Gals, Mag’s Place, Nellie Ruth’s, Bon Cafe, and Sonny’s Italian Grill.