Category Winner - Young Adult
Max and the Mara
By Jesse Arnold
Winner: Young Adult | Purchase →
Every night a secret war is waged between teddy bears and the dream stealing monsters known as mara. Max, a teddy bear with world travel on his mind, had gone his entire life without facing a mara, until one terrible night a mara came to snatch not the dreams of the boy he cared for, but the boy himself. Now Max, along with his fellow teddy bears Nigel, Harper, and Flint, must journey to the nightmare realm to rescue Jeremy before it’s too late.