ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reality Shock!, the new annual from Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has won multiple awards since its September launch.
The book earned a gold medal in the National Parenting Publications Awards, with the judges noting, “In true “believe it or not” fashion, this book represents many, many strange and jaw-dropping facts that will awe you and/or make you cringe. Reality is definitely stranger than fiction.” The awards have been a resource for parents seeking the best products for their kids for more than 20 years.
Reality Shock! was named Best Gift Book in the Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards, given by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.
Reality Shock! also picked up a nomination for the YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List. The group is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates for teen library services.
In addition to awards, Reality Shock! continues to earn rave reviews:
“Though created especially to stir interest in reading among teens and young adults, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock will prove mesmerizing to readers of all ages, and is highly recommended.” – Midwest Book Review
“A visual treat, the full-color photos are fantastic and abundant and will hold teens' interest for a long time. Always interesting, always fresh, Ripley's has once again put together a fun, entertaining book for kids of all ages.” – Feathered Quill Book Reviews
“Few things threaten my productivity like the annual anthology of bizarreness from “Ripley’s Believe It or Not!” It’s a traffic accident in print: You simply cannot look away.” – Washington Post
“There’s something magical about bringing home a book that makes your child jump up and down with excitement and beg for just a few more pages before he has to go to bed. – East Greenbush Community Library
“I can’t imagine any kid age 12-and-up who wouldn’t like to page through this book. Leave “Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock!” lying around the house, and I think even reluctant readers will want to get their fingers on it.” – New York Parenting
Reality Shock! is available through all major booksellers.
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Imprint: Ripley Publishing
Publication date: Sept. 9, 2014
Price: $28.95 US / $32.95 Canada
Trim size: 9 x 11 ¾ inches