Leland’s Achievements & Awards

Hoosier Children’s Author


I applied for my books to be recognized as part of the Indiana State Library’s Young
Readers Center. A panel of librarians determines which Hoosier Authors’ work merits inclusion in their permanent collection.

All of Leland’s books are now in the Indiana State Library’s Children’s Center. He is listed there as a Hoosier Children’s Author.

To date, 13 of my books have been accepted.

See Leland pictured with the Director of the Children’s Center, Susanne Walker.

Director of the children's center, susanne walker and leland p gamson

Certificates of Excellence in Children’s Literature


Certificate of excellence in children's literature: the pony who wanted to be a unicorn
Certificate of excellence in children's literature: wabash and erie canal activity book

Children’s Book of the Year 2021


The publisher of Glory Bound Publishing, out of Camp Verde, Arizona, selects one children’s book a year for the award.

 Leland’s book titled TAMIM: THE PASSOVER LAMB received this award from Glory Bound Publishing for Children’s Book of the Year 2021.

Leland p gamson holding his award from glorybound publishing while standing next to his wife bonnie
Glorybound publishing award for tamim: the passover lamb
Glorybound Publishing award for Tamim: The Passover Lamb

Book Review for Leland’s Books about Dogs


Leland's book review about dogs