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The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob Again Named Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalist

New York, New York — Children’s Success Unlimited is pleased to announce that The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob – A Challenging Job has been recognized as a finalist in juvenile fiction in the 18th annual Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.  The first book in The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob early chapter book series, A Journey Begins, was a 2013 Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB finalist.

Each year, Foreword Reviews shines a light on a select group of indie publishers, university presses, and self-published authors whose work stands out from the crowd. In the next three months, a panel of more than 100 volunteer librarians and booksellers will determine the winners in 63 categories based on their experience with readers and patrons.

 “The 2015 INDIEFAB finalist selection process is as inspiring as it is rigorous,” said Victoria Sutherland, publisher of Foreword Reviews. “The strength of this list of finalists is further proof that small, independent publishers are taking their rightful place as the new driving force of the entire publishing industry.”

Brooks Olbrys, author of The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob early chapter book series, said “I am honored to have A Challenging Job join the first book in the series, A Journey Begins, as a Foreword Book of the Year INDIEFAB finalist.  I am grateful to the team at Foreword for their dedication to supporting quality independent publishing.”

See the finalists in Juvenile Fiction here:

and the complete list here:

Foreword Reviews will celebrate the winners during a program at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida in June and name the Editor’s Choice Prize 2015 for Fiction and Nonfiction as well as the Publisher of the Year Award.

About the Book: Blue Ocean Bob loves the sea and wants to dedicate his life to protecting it. He begins a new job as assistant to Mary Marine, the Island of Roses’s leading marine biologist, and with his hummingbird guardian, Xena, by his side, works hard to carry out his duties to the sea creatures both on and off the shore. When the challenges mount, Bob seeks advice from Doc the turtle, Earl the clam, and Wallace the walrus, who each help him to develop the positive attitude he needs to succeed. The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob: A Challenging Job is the second installment in this colorful and inspiring early chapter book series.

About Children’s Success Unlimited: Since 2009, Children’s Success Unlimited LLC (CSU) has been committed to empowering children to succeed by encouraging them to pursue their passions. CSU introduces children to timeless achievement principles through fun and engaging stories, characters, and products while raising ocean awareness. Spanning traditional and digital formats, The Adventures of Blue Ocean Bob includes an early chapter book series and interactive iPhone and iPad apps. 

About Foreword: Foreword Magazine, Inc is a media company featuring a Folio:-award-winning quarterly print magazine, Foreword Reviews, and a website devoted to independently published books. In the magazine, they feature reviews of the best 170 new titles from independent publishers, university presses, and noteworthy self-published authors. They are headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, USA.

CONTACT: Corrin Foster / 592-891-6100 /


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