BFA Cover 2013 Click here to download a PDF of the 2013 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Program

Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners – 2013

For each category, Gold Winners are listed first followed by the Silver Winners.


Animals/Pets

Gold Winner

• Young Chicken Farmers: Tips for Kids Raising Backyard Chickens, Beavers Pond Press

Silver Winners

• Lily, A Gray Whale’s Odyssey, Lucid Dreamer Productions
• Your Dog’s Golden Years – Manual for Senior Dog Care Including Natural Remedies and Complementary Options, Wallingford Vale Publishing

Art/Photography

Gold Winner

• Johsel Namkung: A Retrospective, Cosgrove Editions

Silver Winners

• A Day In the World, Earth Aware Editions
• The Ohio State University: Pathways to the Heart and Mind, David-Flischel Enterprises LLC

Autobiography/Memoirs

Gold Winner

• Sugar Hill: Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem, Impulse Press

Silver Winners

• The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery, Aquila Polonica Publishing
• Pacific Time on Target, The Kent State University Press

Biography

Gold Winner

• Under the North Light: The Life and Work of Maud and Miska Petersham, WoodstockArts

Silver Winners

• Butch Cassidy, High Plains Press
• David Kokernot: Rogue Soldier of the Texas Revolution, Kullyspel Press

Body, Mind & Spirit

Gold Winner

• Your Natural Medicine Cabinet, GreenHealing Press

Silver Winners

• The Path of a Reluctant Metaphysician: Stories and Practices for Troubled Times, Bodymind Healing Publications
• Your Ultimate Life Plan, New Page Books

Business & Economics

Gold Winner

• The Big Retirement Risk, Greenleaf Book Group LLC

Silver Winners

• Positive Intelligence, Greenleaf Book Group Press
• Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, Greenleaf Book Group

Career

Gold Winner

• Starting Your Career as a Dancer, Allworth Press

Silver Winners

• Job Tracks: 60* Great Careers, Gallopade International
• Leadership 2.0, TalentSmart

Children’s Picture Book

Gold Winner

• Mommy, Daddy, I Had a Bad Dream!, Smart Love Press, LLC

Silver Winners

• 47 Strings: Tessa’s Special Code, Little Creek Press, a Division of Kristin Mitchell Design, LLC
• Pingo and the Playground Bully, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
• Twas the Night Before Christmas, Grafton and Scratch Publishers
• Will You Fill My Bucket? Daily Acts of Love Around the World, Nelson Publishing & Marketing

Children’s Book & Audiobook Set

Gold Winner

• Matzah & Miracles, See the Wish

Silver Winners

• Major Manners Presents Nite-Nite Soldier, Outhouse Ink Publishing
• On the Night You Were Born, Macmillan Audio

Young Reader: Fiction (8-12 Years)

Gold Winner

• The Candy Shop War: Arcade Catastrophe, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain

Silver Winners

• Celtic Run: A Jake McGreevy Novel, MB Publishing, LLC
• Lily, A Gray Whale’s Odyssey, Lucid Dreamer Productions

Young Reader: Nonfiction (8-12 Years)

Gold Winner

• Young Chicken Farmers: Tips for Kids Raising Backyard Chickens, Beavers Pond Press

Silver WinnerCs

• The Spy with the Wooden Leg: The Story of Virginia Hall, Alma Little, an imprint of Elva Resa Publishing
• Uncle John’s KID-TOPIA Bathroom Reader for Kids Only!, Portable Press

Teen: Fiction (13-18 Years)

Gold Winner

• Her Mother’s Secret, Allium Press of Chicago

Silver Winners

• Shackled, Acacia Publishing Inc.
• The You Know Who Girls, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

Teen: Nonfiction (13-18 Years)

Gold Winner

• Their Skeletons Speak, Lerner Publishing Group

Silver Winners

• ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild, Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
• Indianopolis: A City of Immigrants, IHS Press (Indiana Historical Press)

Coffee Table Books

Gold Winner

• Within an African Eden, Grant Leversha

Silver Winners

• Echoes of Earth: Finding ourselves in the origins of the planet, Wild Stone Arts
• The Language of Luxe: The Work of AB Concept, ORO Editions

Cookbooks

Gold Winner

• Celebrate Everything! Delicious Menus for Festive Gatherings and Easy Entertaining, Lydia Inglett Publishing / Starbooks

Silver Winners

• Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor, Hippocrene Books, Inc.
• Your Time To Bake, Square One Publishers

Crafts/Hobby/How-to

Gold Winner

• Maple On Tap, Acres USA

Silver Winners

• Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe, Martingale
• Young Chicken Farmers: Tips for Kids Raising Backyard Chickens, Beavers Pond Press

Education

Gold Winner

• Rethinking Elementary Education, Rethinking Schools Ltd.

Silver Winners

• Becoming a Reflective Teacher, Marzano Research Laboratory
• Real Classroom Makeovers, Gryphon House Inc.

Gift Books

Gold Winner

• The Gospel of John, Photographed, Four Line Media

Silver Winners

• Echoes of Earth: Finding ourselves in the origins of the planet, Wild Stone Arts
• Jules Verne, Canterbury Classics

Popular Fiction

Gold Winner

• Brambleman, Thornbriar Press

Silver Winners

• All the Dancing Birds, Marcanti Clarke Literary Press
• Daughters of Fire, Koa Books
• Hattie,
Small Batch Books


Historical Fiction

Gold Winner

• The Raven’s Heart, Bywater Books

Silver Winners

• Chojun – A Novel, YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
• Maps of Fate, Rockin’ SR Publishing

Mystery/Suspense

Gold Winner

• The Unkindness of Strangers, The Grove Point Press

Silver Winners

• Ripped – A Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller, New Book Partners
• Run To Ground, Oceanview Publishing

Poetry/Literary Criticism

Gold Winner

• Along the Chisholm Trail and Other Poems, Outskirts Press, Inc.

Silver Winners

• The Rigid Body, Ashland Poetry Press
• These Our Offerings, Evening Post Books

LGBT

Gold Winner

• Insider’s Guide to Egg Donation, Demos Medical Publishing

Silver Winners

• Art On Fire, Bywater Books
• Oath of Honor, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

Health & Fitness

Gold Winner

• Your Natural Medicine Cabinet, GreenHealing Press

Silver Winners

• The IBD Healing Plan, Hunter House Inc., Publishers
• Super Snacks for Super Kids, Little Creek Press, a Division of Kristin Mitchell Design, LLC

History

Gold Winner

• Porsche – Origin of the Species, Bentley Publishers

Silver Winners

• Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier, Sunbelt Publications
• Superstition Wilderness Trails West, Clear Creek Publishing

Home & Garden

Gold Winner

• Advanced Timber Framing, Fox Maple Press, Inc.

Silver Winners

• Bulb Forcing for Beginners and the Seriously Smitten, AAB Book Publishing Company LLC
• The Seasoned Gardener, Garden Wisdom Press

Humor

Gold Winner

• Uncle John’s Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader, Portable Press

Silver Winners

• Never Hug a Nun, Blank Slate Press
• Who Peed On My Yoga Mat?, Jupiter Press, imprint of Wyatt MacKenzie

Inspirational

Gold Winner

• Picture Your Life After Cancer, American Cancer Society

Silver Winners

• Dear Jay, Love Dad: Bud Wilkinson’s Letters to His Son, University Of Oklahoma Press
• The Rent Collector, American Cancer Society
• A Spirituality of Service,
Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers

Multicultural

Gold Winner

• Sugar Hill: Where the Sun Rose Over Harlem, Impulse Press

Silver Winners

• The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays, Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing
• The Sky’s the Limit: People v. Newton / The Real Trial of the 20th Century?, Regent Press

Nature & Environment

Gold Winner

• Echoes of Earth: Finding ourselves in the origins of the planet, Wild Stone Arts

Silver Winners

• Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State, Thistle Hill Publications and Vermont Natural Resources Council
• Minnesota’s Outdoor Wonders, Nodin Press

Parenting & Family Issues

Gold Winner

• Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro, American Academy of Pediatrics

Silver Winners

• Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Every Parent Needs to Know, American Academy of Pediatrics
• Uncommon Beauty: Crisis Parenting From Day One, Beaver’s Pond Press

Political/Current Events

Gold Winner

• Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History, TheCapitol.Net

Silver Winners

• Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, Wiley/Turner Publishing
• Watches Without Time: An American Soldier in Afghanistan, Just World Publishing, LLC

Professional/Technical

Gold Winner

• Rhinology, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Silver Winners

• Acupuncture For Insomnia: Sleep and Dreams in Chinese Medicine, Thieme Medical Publishers
• The Indie Author Revolution: An Insider’s Guide to Self-Publishing, Beavers Pond Press

Psychology

Gold Winner

• Almost A Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?, Hazelden Publishing, in partnership with Harvard Health Publications

Silver Winners

• The Complete Caregiver Support Guide, Whole Person Associates
• Pack Leader Psychology, Dog Ear Publishing

Reference/Directories

Gold Winner

• The Take-Charge Patient, Lemon Grove Press, LLC

Silver Winners

• Blood on the Stage, 1975-2000: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery, and Detection,The Scarecrow Press
• Encyclopedia of Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico, Caminito Publishing LLC

Regional

Gold Winner

• Photographing California, Graphie Int’l, Inc.

Silver Winners

• The Amana Landscape, Penfield Books
• A Family Farm in Tuscany, Shearer Publishing

Religion

Gold Winner

• Messages of Glory: The Narrative Art of Roman Catholicism, David-Flischel Enterprises, LLC

Silver Winners

•The Gospel of John, Photographed, David-Flischel Enterprises, LLC
• Isaiah and the Kingdom of Peace, ACTA Publications
• Michelangelo’s Last Painting, Its Chilling Revelation, Dodd Merrill Press

Science

Gold Winner

• Explore the West Coast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Publishing

Silver Winners

• The Everyday Space Traveler, Space Traveler Publishing
• What Went Wrong: The Truth Behind the Clinical Trial of the Enzyme Treatment of Cancer, New Spring Press LLC

Self-Help

Gold Winner

• The Cookie Book, Hunter House Inc., Publishers

Silver Winners

• 3 Off the Tee: Make it Happen, Leda Publishing Corp.
• The Take-Charge Patient, Lemon Grove Press, LLC

Sports & Recreation

Gold Winner

• Paddling North, Patagonia Books

Silver Winners

• The Expedition, Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth, BillyFish Books
• The Voyage of the Cormorant, Patagonia Books

Travel

Gold Winner

• Your Guide to the National Parks, Stone Road Press

Silver Winners

• The Adventurous Motorcyclist’s Guide to Alaska, Octane Press
• Photographing the World, Graphie Int’l, Inc.

Cover Design, Fiction

Gold Winner

• Dracula, Canterbury Classics

Silver Winners

• Apricot Year, Papalote Press
• Tidal Wave 23 – A New World Order Thriller, Thomas J. Ryan

Cover Design, Nonfiction

Gold Winner

• Infinite West: Travels in South Dakota, South Dakota State Historical Society Press

Silver Winners

• Building Soils Naturally, Acres USA
• The Courtship of Two Doctors: A 1930s Love Story of Letters, Hope & Healing, Little Dove Press, LLC.
• Hazelet’s Journal, Old Stone Press

Cover Design-Large Format

Gold Winner

• 150 Years of Ravenscroft, Shock Design Books

Silver Winners

• Answering the Call, Schulhaus Publishing
• Chinese Herbal Medicine: The Formulas of Dr. John H. F. Shen, Thieme Medical Publishers

Cover Design-Children’s/Young Adult

Gold Winner

• Twas the Night Before Christmas, Grafton and Scratch Publishers

Silver Winners

• Healthy Foods from A to Z / Comida sana de la A a la Z, Moonstone Press, LLC
• How Hollyhocks Came to New Mexico, Rio Grande Books
• Jilli, That’s Silly!, Mark Wayne Adams, Inc.

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Gold Winner

• Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking, Greenleaf Book Group

Silver Winners

• Educate Your Brain, Balance Point Publishing, LLC
• Pee Where You Want: Man’s Best Friend Talks Back!, The Dottin Publishing Group

Interior Design, 3 or More Color

Gold Winner

• Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier, Sunbelt Publications

Silver Winners

• 150 Years of Ravenscroft, Shock Design Books
• The Artist’s Safari, Book Studio

Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult

Gold Winner

• Major Manners Presents Nite-Nite Soldier, Outhouse Ink Publishing

Silver Winners

• Quinn’s Search for the Samurai, TowerView Press
• Twas the Night Before Christmas, Grafton and Scratch Publishers

Most Improved Redesign

Gold Winner

• 101 Great Gifts Kids Can Make, Gryphon House Inc.

Silver Winners

• Baja California Plant Field Guide, 3rd Edition, Sunbelt Publications
• Golf in the Nebraska Sand Hills: The Next Mecca for Golf, DGK Enterprises

Best New Voice (Fiction)

Gold Winner

• City of Woe, Seamus and Nunzio Productions, LLC

Silver Winners

• Code of the Forest, Joggling Board Press
• Echoes of Pemberley, Meryton Press

Best New Voice (Nonfiction)

Gold Winner

• Ghosts of Grandeur, The Donning Company Publishers

Silver Winners

• A Family Farm in Tuscany, Shearer Publishing
• Uncommon Beauty: Crisis Parenting From Day One, Beaver’s Pond Press

Best New Voice (Children’s/Young Adult)

Gold Winner

• Lily, A Gray Whale’s Odyssey, Lucid Dreamer Productions

Silver Winners

• Nature’s Patchwork Quilt, Dawn Publications
• Ripped – A Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller, New Book Partners

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)

Gold Winner

• Ripped – A Jack the Ripper Time-Travel Thriller, New Book Partners

Silver Winners

• The Iguana Speaks My Name, EgretBooks.com
• Lonewalker, Inari Publishing LLC


The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)

Gold Winner

• The Expedition, Dark Waters: True Story of the First Human-Powered Circumnavigation of the Earth, BillyFish Books

Silver Winners

• Lost Decency: The Untold Afghan Story, PublishNext
• Messages of Glory: The Narrative Art of Roman Catholicism, David-Flischel Enterprises, LLC
• Your Guide to the National Parks,
Stone Road Press

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult)

Gold Winner

• Shoe Print Art: Step Into Drawing, Hide & Seek Press

Silver Winners

• Eat It! Food Adventures with Marco Polo, S2P Press
• Rangoli: An Indian Art Activity Book, Mazaa LLC

Click here to visit the IBPA Website for archives listing the
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™
Winners and Finalists from 2001 to 2010

>back to top of page

BFA Cover 2013 Click here to download a PDF of the 2012 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Program

Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners and Finalists 2012

For each category, winners are listed first followed by the finalists


Animals/Pets
winner
Just One More Day, Enchanted Forest Press
DogLife Siberian Husky, TFH Publications, Inc.
Pure Gold: Adventures With Six Rescued Golden Retrievers, Glad Dog Press, LLC

Arts (Art / Photography)
winner
Plains Indian Art: The Pioneering Work of John C. Ewers,
University Of Oklahoma Press
Amazing Everything, Insight Editions
Fair Culture: Images From Indiana Fairs, Indiana Historical Press

Autobiography/Memoirs
winner
Pictures and People: A Search for Visual Truth and Social Justice,
Penfield Books
The Boy Behind the Gate, Buoy Press
The Long Ride: The Record-Setting Journey by Horse Across the American Landscape, Green Rider, LLC.

Audiobooks
winnerGreat American Catholic Eulogies, ACTA Publications
Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D., 1201 Alarm Press (Tantor Audio)
"Through the Looking Glass" by Lewis Carroll, Wishful Penny Books / a division of See the Wish

Biography
winner
Damien: The Making of a Saint, Mutual Publishing
House of Cash, Insight Editions
Jim Tully: American Writer, Irish Rover, Hollywood Brawler,The Kent State University Presss

Body, Mind & Spirit
winner
Macular Disease: Practical Strategies for Living with Vision Loss,
Park Publishing, Inc.
The Creative Conversation: ArtMaking as Playful Prayer, Eyes Aflame Publishing
Your Magical Soul: How Science and Psychic Phenomena Paint a New Picture of the Self and Reality, Arago Press

Business & Economics
winner
The Drama-Free Office, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Grow Smart, Risk Less, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Online Book Marketing: The Least Expensive, Most Effective Ways to Create Book Buzz, 360 Books, LLC

Career
winner
The Book of U.S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available and How To Complete a Federal Resúmé, 11th Edition, Bookhaven Press, LLC
The Gift of Job Loss: A Practical Guide to Realizing the Most Rewarding Time of Your Life, Peitho Publishing
Support Your RV Lifestyle! An Insider's Guide to Working on the Road - 3rd Edition, Pine Country Publishing

Children's Picture Book
winner
My Grama's Garden, My Grama's Garden
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden, Celtic Sunrise
Tea with Lady Sapphire: Sharing the Love of Birds, Carl R. Sams II Photography, Inc.

Young Reader: Fiction (8 - 12 years)
winner
Butterflies in Autumn, Ajoyin Publishing
The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread, AWSNA Publications
Raja, Story of a Racehorse, Old Bow Publishing

Young Reader: Nonfiction (8 - 12 years)
winner
The Case of the Vanishing Golden Frogs: A Scientific Mystery, Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing
Arizona Way Out West & Wacky: Awesome Activities, Humorous History, and Fun Facts!, Little Five Star, a division of Five Star Publications, Inc. (AZ)
The Wild Life of Elk, Mountain Press Publishing Co.

Teen Fiction (13 - 18 Years)
winner
The Forgotten Locket, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
Miss Pergrine's Home For Peculiar Children, Quirk Books
Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

Teen Nonfiction (13 - 18 Years)
winner
Triassic Hall, Azro Press, Inc.
Just 2 Choices... It's That Simple, Rocketfuel Publishing
Wolves in Blue: Stories of the North Brothers and their Pawnee Scouts, Field Mouse Productions

Coffee Table Books
winner
All Access, Insight Editions
1950s Radio in Color: The Lost Photographs of Deejay Tommy Edwards, The Kent State University Press
OTHERWORLDLY: Optical Delusions and Small Realities, Channel Photographics

Cookbooks
winner

Flavors First: An Indian Chef's Culinary Journey, Lake Isle Press, Inc.
In Pursuit of Excellence, Melisse Restaurant / Northstar Books
Wild Alaskan Seafood, Culinary Book Creations / Lyons Press

Crafts / Hobby / How - to
winner

Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way, Sellers Publishing, Inc.
The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery,
Embellishment and Appliqué, Landauer Publishing, LLC
A Field Guide to Fabric Design, Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing

Education
winnerEmpowering Spanish Speakers - Answers for Educators, Business People, and Friends of Latinos, Summerland Corp.
Letters to a New School Teacher: Advice from America's Best Educators, The Roadrunner Press
Social Studies and Me!, Gryphon House Inc.

Gift Books
winner
Baptized In Sweet Tea, Evening Post Books
Quarterama: Ideas & Designs of America's State Quarters, Newtona
Young Me, Now Me, Ulysses Press

Popular Fiction
winner
A Crooked Number, Flat Rock Publishing
The Third Q, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
Revival: A Folk Music Novel, Peter E. Randall Publisher

HIstorical Fiction
winner
Emeralds Never Fade, Glyd-Evans Press
Cry Uncle, Sumbody, Success Press
Queen of the Northern Mines, Bear River Books

Mystery / Suspense
winner
Public Anatomy, Oceanview Publishing
The Opium Equation, Cool Titles, LLC
The Rock Hole, Poisoned Pen Press

Poetry / Literary Criticism
winner

The Unpainted South, Evening Post Books
And Know This Place: Poetry of Indiana, Indiana Historical Press.
The Literary Ladies Guide to the Writing Process, Sellers Publishing Inc.

GLBT
winner
Gay Men and Substance Abuse, Hazelden Foundation
The Boy Behind the Gate, Buoy Pressr
Elk River, Windsor Hill Publishing

Home & Garden
winner
Urban Farming, Bowtie Press
Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles, Creative Homeowner
Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

Health & Fitness
winner
African-American Healthy, Square One Publishers
The Polio Journals: Lessons From My Mother, Diversity Matters Press
So — You've Survived Cancer. Now What?, Riversmeet Publishing, LLC

History
winner
Unvanquished: Joseph Pilsudski, Resurrected Poland and the Struggle For Eastern Europe, Pingora Press
Battlefield Angels, Osprey Publishing
Marietta the Gem City of Georgia: A Celebration of its Homes - A Portrait of its People, Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society

Humor
winnerZombies of the World, Slang Design
Blacklisted from the PTA, Jupiter Press
Green Pieces: Green From the Pond Up, Green Pieces Cartoon Studio Press

Multicultural
winner
The Moche of Ancient Peru, Peabody Museum Press.
Eskimo Star, Epicenter Press Inc.
Green Card Stories, Umbrage Editions

Nature & Environment
winner
Atlas of Florida's Natural Heritage: Biodiversity, Landscapes, Stewardship and Opportunities, B&B Print Source
The Boreal Herbal, Aroma Borealis Press
Frogs and Toads,
TFH Publications, Inc.

Parenting & Family Issues
winner
My Child Is Sick: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries,
American Academy of Pediatrics
Cybertraps For the Young, NTI Upstream
Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality, American Academy of Pediatrics
What I Wish I'd Known About Raising a Child With Autism, Future Horizons, Inc.

Political / Current Events
winner

Fatal Faultlines: Pakistan, Islam and the West, Arc Manor, LLC
Palestine, A Novel, Silver Lane Publishing
Walk Out Walk On, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

Professional / Technical
winner

Handbook of Otolaryngology, Thieme Medical Publishers
Empowering Spanish Speakers - Answers for Educators, Business People, and Friends of Latinos, Summerland Corp.
Seven Aneurysms: Tenets and Techniques for Clipping, Thieme Medical Publishers

Psychology
winner
Apps for Autism, Future Horizons, Inc.
Happy Together: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment, and Intimacy, Pacific Highlands Press
The Sigfluence Generation: Our Young People's Potential to Transform America, Eloquent Books

Reference/Directories
winner
Uncovering the Logic of English: A Common-Sense Solution to America's Literary Crisis, Pedia Learning, Inc.
The Bride's Year Ahead - 2nd Ed., Sellers Publishing, Inc.
The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds, TFH Publications, Inc.

Regional
winner

The White House: An Historic Guide, White House Historical Association
Chula Vista Centennial, Chula Vista 100
Gimme Some Sugar Darlin', Tripleheart Press, LLC

Religion
winner
Sufism and the Way of Blame, Quest Books
The Passover Haggadah, Kehot Publication Society, subsidiary of Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch
Prayers for Friday Night, Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books
Torah: The Five Books of Moses, Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books

Science
winner
Body Works, Medbooks, Inc.
The Heart Brain, Angels Island Press
The Origin of Cultures, Prometheus Press

Self-Help
winner

Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life, Riviera Press
Living The Promises: Coming to Life on the Road to Recovery, Clear Vision Press
Odyssey of Your Soul, Summit University Press

Sports & Recreation
winner
Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole,
Octane Press
Atlantic Salmon Magic, Wild River Press
River Smallmouth Fishing, Smallmouth Angler Press

Travel
winner
Vietnam Journeys, Fields Publishing
The Complete Walt Disney World 2012, Coconut Press
Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artists, Sunbelt Publicationss

Cover Design, Fiction
winner
Palestine, A Novel, Silver Lane Publishing
A Crooked Number, Flat Rock Publishing
Saltwater Taffy, Seven Publishing
Until Brazil, The Glide Press

Cover Design, Nonfiction
winner
Pure Gold: Adventures With Six Rescued Golden Retrievers, Glad Dog Press, LLC
Torah: The Five Books of Moses, Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books
Treasure Island: The Untold Story, New Maritima Press

Cover Design-Large Format
winner
Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist, Sunbelt Publications
Nature Aquarium Complete Works 1985-2009, TFH Publications, Inc.
South Beach: Stories of a Renaissance, IplusII

Cover Design-Children's/Young Adult)
winner
Rex Riders, Monstrosities Books
Chippy Chipmunk: Babies in the Garden, Celtic Sunrise
The Wizard Who Saved the World, Big Kid Science

Interior Design-1-2 Color
winner
Scenery, Curiosities, and Stupendous Rocks: William Quesenbury's Overland Sketches, 1850-1851
, University Of Oklahoma Press
Little Dickens, Nodin Press
Prayers for Friday Night, Kol Menachem / Lifestyle Books

Interior Design, 3 or More Color
winner

History of a Place Called Rescue, Deer Valley Press
JAWS: Memories From Martha's Vineyard, Moonrise Media
Urban Farming, Bowtie Press

Interior Design, Children's / Young Adult
winner
Harry Potter: Page to Screen, Insight Editions / Harper Collins
Natural Hawaii: An Inquisitive Kid's Guide, Dot Dot Books
The Santa Club, Palmary Press / Kelly Lane Publishing

Most Improved Redesign
winner

Special Diets for Special Kids, Future Horizons, Inc.
Alaska's Watchable Whales: Humpback and Killer Whales, Mark Kelley Photography & Publishing.
Animal Planet Complete Guide to Dog Care (original title: Good Dogkeeping), TFH Publications, Inc.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
winner
The Samaritan, Blank Slate Press
Erekos, Candlemark & Gleam
Zombies of the World, Slang Design

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
winner
JAWS: Memories From Martha's Vineyard, Moonrise Media winner

Topic of Cancer: Riding the Waves of the Big C, Virginia Martin Press
Voice of the Great Spirit, Pine Forest Press

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
winner
Curious Critters,
Wild Iris Publishing
Everything Butt Art at the Zoo, Madbrook Publishing, LLC
My Grama's Garden, My Grama's Garden

Click here to visit the IBPA Website for archives listing the
IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™
Winners and Finalists from 2001 to 2010

>back to top of page

BFA Cover 2010 Click here to download a PDF of the 2011 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Program

Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners and Finalists 2011

For each category, winners are listed first followed by the finalists


Animals/Pets
winner
Labrador Retriever (DogLife Series), TFH Publications, Inc.
Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety, Phantom Publishing
Mixed Breed Cats, Eldorado Ink

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)
winner
Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades,
Peter E. Randall Publisher
The Book of Palms, Tom Millea Photography
Eye of the Explorer, Mountain Press Publishing Co.

Autobiography/Memoirs
winner
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer,
Appell Publishing
The Ice Road, Aquila Polonica Publishing
Out On A Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Beyond, Wicker Park Press, Ltd.

Audiobooks
winner
Vengeance, Griffyn Ink
Lost In The Library, Wishful Penny Books/a division of See The Wish
A Pirate’s Heart, Dog Ear Audio

Biography
winner
Beating A Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall, Junto Publishing
Errol & Olivia: Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood, GoodKnight Books (an imprint of Paladin Communications)
Vermont’s Irish Rebel, Brewster River Press

Business
winner
Successful Business Plan, 5th Ed.,
The Planning Shop
Coach Anyone About Anything: How to Empower Leaders and High Performance Teams, The Eagle’s View Company
Nonprofit Sustainability, Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint

Career
winner
Careers with Dogs, BowTie Press
The Employee Rights Handbook, Legal Strategies Publications
Managing Your Legal Career, American Bar Association

Children's Picture Book
winner
Amy’s Light, Dawn Publications
Dear Baby, It’s a Colorful World, Dear Baby Books
Hermy the Hermit Crab and the Sea Turtle Rescue, Legacy Publications
The Scariest Dream Ever, Winterlake Press

Children's Book & Audiobook Set
winner
The Fart Fairy, Best Fairy Books
Magic Eyes of Little Crab, Brilliant International Group/ Heritage Schoolhouse Press
Mixed-Up Morning Blues, Eifrig Publishing

Coffee Table Books
winner
Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades, Peter E. Randall Publisher
Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo, University of Oklahoma Press
Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean, Ozone Zone Books

Cookbooks
winner
Your Time To Cook, Square One Publishers
Brothers Cuisine: Recipes from Santa Barbara, California Wine Country, Nichols Brothers Restaurant & Culinary Book Creations
Don Strange of Texas: His Life and Recipes, Shearer Publishing

Crafts/Hobby/How-to
winner
Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls, Creative Homeowner
Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, Amy Barickman Inc.
Penny Haren’s Pieced Applique™ Intricate Blocks Made Easy, Landauer Publishing, LLC

Education/Teaching/Academic
winner
21st Century Skills, Solution Tree Press
Exploring Art Media, Blarney Hill Press
Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, Solution Tree Press

Gift Books
winner
Arctic Visions, The Art of the Wild
50 Tricks to Teach Your Dog, TFH Publications, Inc.
Lit From Within: A Book for the Evolving Soul, The Wandering Feather Press

Popular Fiction
winner
Third and Long: a novel for hard times, Trolley Car Press
News From Home, Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.
Today’s Special (Yes It Is), Tristan Publishing

Historical Fiction
winner
Threads West, An American Saga, Rockin’ SR Publishing LLC
The Bonus,
Lucky Dime Press
Maps and Shadows, Aquila Polonica Publishing

Mystery/Suspense
winner
Road to Omalos, Beaver’s Pond Press, Inc.
Fly By Wire, Oceanview Publishing
Fortuna, Oceanview Publishing

Poetry/Literary Criticism
winner
Fire and Nothing, The Serbian Classics Press
Cherry Blossom Trees Literary Writings and Artworks, Beaver’s Pond Press
THRILLERS: 100 Must Reads, Oceanview Publishing

Gay/Lesbian
winner
Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life, Quality of Life Publishing Co.
50 Years of Queer Cinema: 500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made, Blood Moon Productions, Inc.
Desire by Starlight, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.

Gardening/Agriculture
winner
Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs, Creative Homeowner
Decker on Cheese & Dairying, Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI)
Nature's Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants, Forager’s Harvest Press

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)
winner
Big Yoga, Square One Publishers
Answers to Anorexia: A Breakthrough Nutritional Treatment That Is Saving Lives, Sunrise River Press
Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, Brain Injury Success Books

History
winner
303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron, Aquila Polonica Publishing
Sacred Ground, Beaver’s Pond Press, Inc.
Stoneman’s Raid, 1865, John F. Blair, Publisher

Humor/Comedy/Satire
winner
No Such Thing as a Pretty Good Alligator Wrestler, Schroder Publishing
I Love You—Now Hush, John F. Blair, Publisher
Kiss Your Customer: 77 Reasons Why Sales & Service Are Just Like Dating & Relationships, Hawthorn Publishing

Juvenile/Young Adult - Fiction
winner
Wyndano’s Cloak, Tree Tunnel Press
A Carpenter’s Legacy, Second Star Creations
The Golden Spiral, Deseret Book Company/Shadow Mountain

Juvenile/Young Adult - Nonfiction
winner
Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures, Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group
Hidden Life of the Desert, Mountain Press Publishing Co.
My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, Operation Orange Media, LLC

Multicultural
winner
Living in Two Worlds, World Wisdom, Inc.
The Legacy of Ida Lillbroända: Finnish Emigrant to America 1893, Boulder House Publishers
To Be Free, Afton Press

Nature/Environment
winner
Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades, Peter E. Randall Publisher
Honeybee Hobbyist, BowTie Press
Survival: Saving Endangered Migratory Species, Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.

New Age/Metaphysics/Spirituality
winner
An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism, World Wisdom, Inc.
Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain’s View of the War in Iraq, Raven Oaks Press
Snow Rising, Shadow Mountain Publishing

Parenting/Family
winner
Homework Made Simple, Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework, Advantage Books
The Family ROI Experience: A Step-by-Step Guide to Realizing Your Best Family, Family ROI, Inc.
If I Were Your Daddy,
Courtland Publishing

Political/Current Events
winner
The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity,
Our Planet and Our Future, Easton Studio Press
A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results, TheCapitol.Net
The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers, The Witherspoon Institute, Inc.

Professional/Technical
winner
Testifying Before Congress, TheCapitol.Net
The Green Utility: A Practical Guide to Sustainability, American Water Works Association
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid, Pavior Publishing

Psychology
winner
Intelligence and the Brain, AESOP Press
Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life, Echo Bay Publishing
To Be and How To Be, Quest Books

Recreation/Sports
winner
A Passion for Tarpon, Wild River Press
The Intermediate’s Guide to Dog Agility, TFH Publications, Inc.
Keeneland: A Thoroughbred Legacy, Eclipse Press

Reference/Directories
winner
The Water Dictionary, A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology, American Water Works Association
Algae: Source to Treatment, American Water Works Association
The Little Gold Grammar Book, Maven Publishing

Regional
winner
A Passion for Tarpon,
Wild River Press
California Home Landscaping, Creative Homeowner
Indiana: One Pint at a Time, IHS Press (Indiana Historical Press)

Religion
winner
The Meditative Gardener, Heart Path Press
Dreams, Cool Titles, LLC
Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain’s View of the War in Iraq, Raven Oaks Press

Science
winner
Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Publishing
Physics Over Easy: Breakfasts with Beth and Physics (2nd Edition), World Scientific Publishing Co.
The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity, Island Press

Self-Help
winner
Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-Friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness,
Stone Bridge Press
Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living. A Story and Life Guidebook, St. Remy Press
My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, Operation Orange Media, LLC

Travel
winner
Museum Companion to Los Angeles, Museon Publishing
The Parisian Cowboy’s Guide to The Round Top Experience, Parisian Cowboy Publishing
Walt Disney World Adventure: A Field Guide and Activity Book for Explorers, Vacation Field Guides

Cover Design, Fiction
winner
Threads West, An American Saga, Rockin’ SR Publishing LLC
Mary’s Son, A Tale of Christmas, Cross Dove Publishing
Sky of Red Poppies, Turquoise Books

Cover Design, Nonfiction
winner
Semper Cool: One Marine’s Fond Memories of Vietnam, Exalt Press
Shakespeare for Lawyers, American Bar Association
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer, Appell Publishing

Cover Design-Large Format
winner
Their Love of Music, Quiet Light Publishing
Labrador Retriever (DogLife Series), TFH Publications, Inc.
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid, Pavior Publishing

Cover Design-Children's/Young Adult)
winner
Stranger in the Woods: Snowflake Edition, Carl R. Sams II Photography
Starabella: Mystery Girl of Music, Fialco Productions, Inc.
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana, Claim Stake Publishing, LLC

Interior Design-1-2 Color
winner
Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers
, Tumblehome Press, Inc.
303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron, Aquila Polonica Publishing
Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You: What Your Libido Reveals About Your Life, Health Reflections Press

Interior Design, 3 or More Color
winner
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid, Pavior Publishing
An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism, World Wisdom, Inc.
In the Dark Streets Shineth, Shadow Mountain Publishing

Interior Design, Children's/Young Adult
winner
Baking With Friends, Goops Unlimited
Stripey Follows His Dream, Snow in Sarasota Publishing
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, Little Pickle Press LLC

Most Improved Redesign
winner
Parenting Your Dog,
TFH Publications, Inc.
All-Breed Dog Grooming, TFH Publications, Inc.
The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition, Future Horizons, Inc.

E-Books
winner
What Does It Mean To Be Green?,
Little Pickle Press LLC
Great Peacemakers, LTS Press
Living Green with Your Dog, TFH Publications, Inc.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
winner
Tucker’s Monster, Real Deal Productions, Inc.
Burning Silk, Sitio/Tiempo Press
The Collectibles, Downstream Publishing, LLC

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
winner
Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, Happy Quail
Avoiding the Con in Construction: How to plan for hassle-free home building, renovation & repair, Centerline Production, Inc.
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer, Appell Publishing

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
winner
The Seal Pup,
Bowrider Press
Nonna’s Book of Mysteries, Lake Street Press
Wyndano’s Cloak, Tree Tunnel Press

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Benjamin Franklin Award™ Winners and Finalists 2010

For each category, winners are listed first followed by the finalists


Animals/Pets
winner
Good Rabbitkeeping, TFH Publications, Inc.
The Official Horse Breeds Standards Guide, Quayside Publishing Group
World Atlas of Dog Breeds, TFH Publications, Inc.

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)
winner
Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment,
Lightpoint Press
Clint Eastwood, Icon, Insight Editions
Human Documents: Eight Photographers, Peabody Museum Press

Autobiography/Memoirs
winner
Me and the Biospheres: A Memoir by the Inventor of Biosphere 2,
Synergetic Press
Hemingway's Cuban Son: Reflections on the Writer by His Longtime Majordomo, The Kent State University Press.
Luna's Life - A Journey of Forgiveness and Triumph, ComteQ Publishing
Storm of the i: An Artobiography, Art Review Press

Audiobook - Children's
winner
The Pigman, Graymalkin Media
The Bossy Gallito, Lorito Books Inc.
Letters From A Window In The Sky (A tribute to Astrid Lindgren and Pippi), NYS Theatre Institute

Biography
winner
Theodore Roosevelt, Hunter-Conservationist, Boone and Crockett Club
Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of My Father, Protean Press
Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman, Quayside Publishing Group

Business
winner
Doggy Business 101,
TFH Publications, Inc.
Managing, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Seven Turning Points, Fieldstone Alliance

Career
winner
Emotional Intelligence 2.0, TalentSmart
A Life in the Law: Advice for Young Lawyers, American Bar Association
Post Office Jobs - 5th edition: Explore and Find Jobs, Prepare For the 473 Postal Exam, and Locate ALL Job Opportunities, Bookhaven Press LLC

Children's Picture Book
winner
Pingo, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
One Child, One Planet: Inspiration for the Young Conservationist, Emerald Shamrock Press
Urban Animals, Star Bright Books

Children's Book & Audiobook Set
winner
We Eat Food That's Fresh, OurRainbow Press
The Belly Button Fairy, Best Fairy Books
For Baby, For Bobbie, Dawn Publications

Coffee Table Books
winner
Tropical Homes of the Eastern Caribbean, Ozone Zone Books
Spanish Mustangs in the Great American West, Fine Art Editions Gallery & Press
Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, Voyageur Press, an imprint of Quayside Publishing Group

Cookbooks
winner
TOSCANA, Simple Authentic Italian Recipes, Killer Pizza Enterprises, Inc.
Orange County Fare: A Culinary Journey Through the California Riviera, Junior League of Orange County, Inc.
Under the Fig Leaf, Under the Fig Leaf

Crafts/Hobby/How-to
winner
Fibreart Montage, Dragon Threads Ltd.
Color Mastery: 10 Principles for Creating Stunning Quilts, Willow Ridge Press
Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings, FPI Publishing

Education/Teaching/Academic
winner
The Wolf Pack Classroom Management Plan, Butterfly Sky Press
My Dog Bites the English Teacher: Practical Grammar Made Quick and Easy, Aviary Publishers, Inc.
Revising Fiction: Making Sense of the Madness, Quillrunner Publishing LLC

Gift Books
winner
Facing Death: A Companion in Words and Images, Health Professions Press
Cocktail Boothby's American Bartender, Anchor Distilling
I Wish, A Good Book for Pondering, Willis Harding, LLC

Popular Fiction
winner
Christmas on Mill Street, Shadow Mountain
Cottonwood Spring, Fletcher House
The Middle of the Air, John F. Blair Publisher

Historical Fiction
winner
Dead Weight, Joggling Board Press
Falling from the Moon,
Windy City Publishers
In the Land of Cotton, Outskirts Press

Mystery/Suspense
winner
In Their Blood, Oceanview Publishing
The Bone Chamber, Poisoned Pen Press
Jump, Poisoned Pen Press

Poetry/Literary Criticism
winner
All Man! Hemingway, 1950's Men's Magazines, and the Masculine Persona, The Kent State University Press
In Praise, Lost Horse Press
Lucifer: A Hagiography, Lost Horse Press

Gay/Lesbian
winner
The Golden Age of Gay Fiction, MLR Press, LLC
All Screwed Up, Benu Press
I Told You So, Beacon Press

Gardening/Agriculture
winner
3-Step Vegetable Gardening, Creative Homeowner
California's Olive Pioneers, Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI)
Rain Gardening in the South, Eno Publishers

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)
winner
The New Heart Disease Handbook, Quayside Publishing Group/Fair Winds Press
American Cancer Society Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Cancer Therapies, Second Ed., American Cancer Society
Easy Gluten-Free Baking, Lake Isle Press, Inc.

History
winner
The California Missions, Getty Publications
Charles Fritz: 100 Paintings Illustrating the Journals of Lewis and Clark, Farcountry Press
Theodore Roosevelt, Hunter-Conservationist, Boone and Crockett Club

Humor/Comedy/Satire
winner
Roastbeef's Promise, Smack Books
All In A Day's Work for Real Estate Agents: Humorous and Heartwarming Stories, Work Like A Dog Books
The Wheel of Nuldoid, Pointless INK Publishers, LLC

Juvenile/Young Adult - Fiction
winner
The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure, Simply Read Books
Fablehaven: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
Zillah's Gift, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.

Juvenile/Young Adult - Nonfiction
winner
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland, Carolrhoda Books
The Power of the Penny, Spencer Publishing
Transforming Lives, Star Bright Books

Multicultural
winner
Another World Lies Beyond, Huntington Library Press
Half Spoon of Rice, East West Discovery Press
Layla's Head Scarf, Star Bright Books

Nature/Environment
winner
Giant Lizards (2nd Edition), TFH Publications, Inc.
B is for Bufflehead, PhotoHutch
Plundering Appalachia, Earth Aware Editions

New Age/Metaphysics/Spirituality
winner
ReBecoming: The Way of Opportunity, Dassana Press, LLC
Gita Wisdom, Mandala Publishing
Transforming Practices, 10th Anniversary Edition, American Bar Association

Parenting/Family
winner
Get Out! 150 Easy Ways for Kids and Grown-Ups to Get Into Nature and Build a Greener Future, Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
The Highly Intuitive Child: A Guide to Understanding and Parenting Unusually Sensitive and Empathic Children, Hunter House Inc., Publishers
Raising Twins From Pregnancy to Preschool, American Academy of Pediatrics

Political/Current Events
winner
Hope: A Collection of Obama Posters and Prints,
Zenith Press, an imprint of Quayside Publishing Group
Just Coffee Caffeine With A Conscience, Just Trade Center
Lost American Principles, Outskirts Press, Inc

Professional/Technical
winner
Garner on Language and Writing, American Bar Association
Anatomic Basis of Neurologic Diagnosis, Thieme Publishers
The Articulate Advocate: New Techniques of Persuasion for Trial Lawyers, Crown King Books

Psychology
winner
Brothers and Sisters in Adoption: Helping Children Navigate Relationships When New Kids Join the Family, Perspectives Press, Inc.
Redeeming Our Treasures: Finding Joy In the Shadows of an Abusive Past, Edict House Publishing Group, LLC
Uprooting Anger: Eliminating the Emotion that Kills, Life Transitions Consulting

Recreation/Sports
winner
Golf, Naked - The Bare Essentials Revealed, Pick It Up Publishing, LLC
Chasing Moonlight, John F. Blair, Publisher
LeBron James: The Making of an MVP, Gray & Company, Publishers

Reference/Directories
winner
World Atlas of Dog Breeds, TFH Publications, Inc.
The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum and Oz, March Hare Books
Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 16th Ed., SIL International

Regional
winner
Voices of the American West,
Fulcrum Publishing
People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nations, Theytus Books
Steel Pier: Showplace of the Nation, Down The Shore Publishing Corp.

Religion
winner
Welcome Them Home — Help Them Heal, Whole Person Associates
Big Picture of the Bible - New Testament, Big Picture Ministries, LLC
Gloria's Miracle, San Juan Publishing

Science
winner
Marine Aquarium Handbook, TFH Publications, Inc.
California's Olive Pioneers, Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI)
Everyone's Guide to Atoms, Einstein and the Universe, Real Science Publishing

Self-Help
winner
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle,
Greenleaf Book Group Press
Redeeming Our Treasures: Finding Joy In the Shadows of an Abusive Past, Edict House Publishing Group, LLC
Revising Fiction: Making Sense of the Madness, Quillrunner Publishing LLC

Travel
winner
Photographing Oregon, Graphie Int’l, Inc.
The Complete Walt Disney World 2010, Coconut Press
Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler's Companion to the National Park, Granite Peak Publications

Cover Design, Fiction
winner
The Hole in the Sky, Sea Turtle Publishing
Issa: The Greatest Story Never Told, Snow Mountain Press (An imprint of Summit University Press)
Personal Demons, Medallion Press, Inc.

Cover Design, Small Format
winner
Look Great, Live Green: Choosing Beauty Solutions That Are Planet-Safe and Budget-Smart, Hunter House Inc., Publishers
Kipling's Cat: A Memoir of My Father, Protean Press
Letters to Zerky, a Father's Legacy to a Lost Son and a Road Trip Around the World, Nickelodeon Press

Cover Design-Large Format
winner
Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Thirty Years of American Landscapes, Quiet Light Publishing
Steel Pier: Showplace of the Nation, Down The Shore Publishing Corp.
Wild Ohio: The Best of Our Natural Heritage, The Kent State University Press

Cover Design-Children's/Young Adult)
winner
The Art of Planet 51, Insight Editions
The Belly Button Fairy, Best Fairy Books
Famous Figures of Ancient Times: Movable Paper Figures to Cut, Color, and Assemble, Figures in Motion

Interior Design-1-2 Color
winner
You Don't Have To Learn the Hard Way
, BenBella Books, Inc.
Beehive Reader 1, Takeaway Press
Notes on Cooking: A Short Guide to an Essential Craft, RCR Creative Press

Interior Design, 3 or More Color
winner
World Atlas of Dog Breeds, TFH Publications, Inc.
Steel Pier: Showplace of the Nation, Down The Shore Publishing Corp.
Treasures through Six Generations, Huntington Library Press

Interior Design, Children's/Young Adult
winner
Nico & Lola: Kindness Shared Between a Boy and A Dog, Genuine Prints LLC
The Princess and the Kiss: The Three Gifts of Christmas, Warner Press
What Does It Mean To Be Global?, Little Pickle Press LLC

Most Improved Redesign
winner
World Atlas of Dog Breeds,
TFH Publications, Inc.
Born to Win, Breed to Succeed, BowTie Press
The Gold Standard MCAT, Ruveneco Inc

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
winner
Kingdom of Simplicity, Skywriter Books
Shadwell's Slaves - Escape to Freedom, Discover'N Publishing
Shakedown, Lenox Road Publishing LLC

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
winner
The Healthcare Survival Guide, Health Advocate Publishing, Inc.
The Mermaid and the Messerschmitt: War Through a Woman’s Eyes, 1939-1940, Aquila Polonica Publishing
The No-Diet Obesity Solution for Kids, AGA Press

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
winner
Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden,
Celtic Sunrise
My Savings Book & Journal, Community Services Press
The Star of Christmas, Winterlake Press

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