Press Release
November 1, 2013

Engine Number Ten Wins a 2013 National Parenting Publications Award

Endearing Story Joins an Elite List of Stand-out Gifts for the Holiday Season

Watsonville, CA Engine Number Ten, a Nearly True Tale, by Rose Ann Woolpert, has been named a 2013 National Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) Silver winner, recognized for its excellence in new children’s books for 2013.

The National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) is one of the most respected awards programs in the family market. NAPPA enlists a panel of independent, expert judges and parent testers who carefully evaluate hundreds of submissions. Only the best-of-the-best are chosen to receive an award for quality, innovation and entertainment and educational value.

The Children’s Products competition which identifies and awards the best toys, books, games, music, DVDs and virtual products for children. "Our judges were truly impressed by the quality of entries this year," says Julie Kertes, NAPPA General Manager. "After weeks of stringent testing, they have chosen an elite group of products of which I’m pleased to say Engine Number Ten was a part."

"We know how hectic the holiday season can be for families, so NAPPA has taken on the task of helping busy parents find the perfect gift. Our judges gladly do the legwork of vetting each product, making shopping easy and efficient."

"Parents look to NAPPA to recommend the best products for their children, which is why our judges meticulously test and evaluate each submission to make sure they deliver only the best of the best.”

A complete list of all 2013 NAPPA Children’s Products winners will be available at www.NAPPAawards.comand viewable on mobile devices through the cozi app—the #1 online family calendar and organizer—on November 1, 2013.

About Graniterock
Graniterock has been headquartered in Watsonville, California, since its founding in 1900. The Company’s employees work in branch locations in South San Francisco, Redwood City, San Jose, Salinas, Monterey, Oakland, Watsonville, Felton, Cupertino, and Santa Cruz. Graniterock supplies construction materials including ready-mix concrete, hot mix asphalt, building materials, landscaping supplies, rock, sand and gravel. The Company’s Pavex Construction Division is a significant regional heavy engineering contractor building roadways, airports and private commercial and residential projects. Graniterock received the 1992 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and the 1994 Governor’s Golden State Quality Award.

For more than 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA’s team of independent, expert judges, along with family and child testers, select the most innovative and enduring products to be NAPPA Gold, Silver and Honors winners in two annual competitions—Children’s Products and Parenting Resources. For more information,

For more information, contact:
Rose Ann Woolpert, 831.768.2089
Keith Severson, 831.768.2063