2003 Benjamin Franklin Award Winners and Finalists

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

Understanding Greek Vases, Getty Publications 
Italian Ceramics, Getty Publications
Stone Chisel & Yucca Brush, Kiva Publishing, Inc.


Lindbergh: Flight’s Enigmatic Hero, Tehabi Books 
Anna’s Friends, Rogue River Books, LLC.
Baltimore’s Own Little Italy Artist, Genovefa Press


Restaurant Manager’s Handbook, 3rd Edition, Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
Business: The Ultimate Resource, Perseus Publishing
The Digital Alchemist, Corporate Alchemy, Inc.


Ten Steps to a Federal Job, The Resume Place
Legally Speaking, Miranda Publishing
Double Lives,Davies-Black Publishing

Children’s Picture Book

One Smile, Illumination Arts
Jam & Jelly by Holly & Nellie, Sleeping Bear Press
The Rainbow Tiger, Hara Publishing Group

Children’s Book & Audiobook

Leo the Lightning Bug, Kidwick Books LLC
Gobble, Quack, Moon, Tortuga Press
Finny Finds Friends in the Forest, Atori Publishing, Inc

Coffee Table/Gift

Art of Imagination, Collectors Press, Inc. 
Cabins & Camps, Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Salton Sea Atlas, ESRI Press


Williams-Sonoma Savoring America, Oxmoor House / Sunset Books 
Texas on the Plate, Shearer Publishing
Conscious Cuisine, Sourcebooks, Inc.


Beading in the Native American Tradition, Interweave Press 
Together: Creating Family Traditions, Nine Twenty Press 
The Jewish World in Stamps, Schreiber Publishing


Deaf Artists in America,DawnSign Press
The Complete Book of Rhymes, Songs, Poems, Fingerplays and Chants, Press Gryphon House Inc.
Mentoring Guidebook Level 2, Skylight Professional Development

Gift Books/Small Format

Will You Dance?, The Wandering Feather Press 
Ode to the Outhouse, Voyageur Press, Inc.
Dog Heroes, Globe Pequot Press

Popular Fiction

The Spider’s Touch, Pemberley Press
Soldier of the Legion, Timberwolf Press, Inc
Darkside of Debonair, Red Barn Press
Subversion of Trust, Meadowlark Springs Productions


Anacacho, Little Moose Press
Anchoress of Shere, Poisoned Pen Press
Tailspin, British American Publishing

Poetry/Literary Criticism

Impressions, Beaver’s Pond Press 
Ebbing & Flowing Springs, Celtic Cat Publishing
Some Grand Dust, Chatoyant


Letters to Montgomery Clift, MacAdam/Cage Publishing 
Courage to Love,The Pilgrim Press
Lovers’ Legends: The Gay Greek Myths, Haiduk Press


Vermont Farm Women, Silver Print Press 
Southwest Kitchen Garden, Rio Nuevo Publishers
Landscaping with Ornamental Grasses, Sunset Publishing

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

Cooking Gluten-Free!, Celiac Publishing
Zoey and the Zones — A Story for Children with Asthma, Health Springs, LLC
Zoey and the Zones — Companion Workbook,Health Springs, LLC


The Ford Century, Tehabi Books 
Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, Tehabi Books
Gateway to Alta California, Sunbelt Publications
Voices from Vietnam, Journeys

Humor (Comedy/Satire)

Masking and Madness, Vissi d’Arte Books, Inc.
The Classified Cat, Willow Creek Press
101 Uses for a Cat, Willow Creek Press

Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction

Abu and the 7 Marvels, Gauntlet Press
The Dollmage, Red Deer Press
A Pitch in Time, EDCO Publishing

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction

Fossil Fish Found Alive, Lerner Publishing Group 
Exploring Chinatown: A Children’s Guide to Chinese Culture,Pacific View Press
Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom, Open Hand Publishing, LLC


Cherokee, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co. 
Alaska Native Ways, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Shanar: Dedication Ritual of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia, Parabola Books


Jellies: Living Art, Monterey Bay Aquarium Press
The High Sierra of California, Heyday Books
Colorado Wild, Voyageur Press

New Age (Metaphysics/Spirituality)

GAIA II: Songs of the Vanishing Tribe, Global Art in Action, Inc. (GAIA)
Permission to Nap, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Prince of Dharma, Mandala Publishing

Parenting (Family Issues/Child Care)

Yes, You Can! Raise Financially Aware Kids, Stowers Innovations, Inc. 
On the Go with Baby, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Because It’s My Body, SAFE for Children Publishing, LLC


Estate Planning Success for Pennsylvania Residents, Barron Publishing Co. 
The Lobbying and Advocacy Handbook for Nonprofit Organizations, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Mastering Audio — The Art & The Science, Focal Press


Anger Busting 101, Bayou Publishing 
Divorce is a Mitzvah, Skylight Paths Publishing
Essential Musical Intelligence, Quest Books


The Encyclopedia of North American Sporting Dogs, Willow Creek Press
The Black Female Body, Temple University Press
The Self-Publishing Manual, Para Publishing


Shanar: Dedication Ritual of a Buryat Shaman in Siberia, Parabola Books
The Sacred Santa, The Pilgrim Press
Faith and the Power, Pharos Books


The Heart of a Champion, Northword Press 
The Encyclopedia of North American Sporting Dogs, Willow Creek Press
Backcountry Adventures Northern California, Swagman Publishing


Red Delta, Fulcrum Publishing 
Copper and Bronze in Art, Getty Publications
Wildflowers of Monterey County, Carmel Publishing Co.

Travel Guides – 1 or 2 color interior

PassPorter Walt Disney World Resort 2002, PassPorter Travel Press
Dog Lover’s Companion to New York City, Avalon Travel Publishing
Arizona Getaways for the Incurably Romantic, Cloud Nine Press, LLC

Travel-Guides-3 or more color interior

Backroads of Minnesota, Voyageur Press, Inc.
Backroads of Wisconsin, Voyageur Press, Inc.
Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor’s Guide , Rio Nuevo Publishers


In the Empire of Ghengis Khan, Globe Pequot Press
Holmespun: An Intimate Portrait of an Amish and Mennonite Community,Eaglemont Press
Pacific High, Island Press

Cover Design-1-2 Color (6×9 or smaller)

One Small Starfish, Future Horizons, Inc. 
The Living Ancestor, DrPEN, Inc.
Street Milk, Central Ave. Press

Cover Design-1-2 Color, larger than 6 x 9 format

Frank Parker: Champion in the Golden Age of Tennis, Havilah Press LLC 
50 or More, Hamilton & Associates,
Somaliland, The Writers Center

Cover Design-3 or More Color (6×9 or smaller)

The Last Noel, Sourcebooks, Inc. 
Journey to the Impossible, Creative Crayon Publishing
Open Embrace, Philokalia Books

Cover Design-3 or More Color (Larger than 6 x 9 format)

Apollo: The Epic Journey to the Moon, Tehabi Books 
The Ford Century, Tehabi Books
Not Yet At Ease, Capturelife Press

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Snot Bubbles! A football primer for moms, wives & significant others, Jersten Press 
Happy Stories, Little Salamander Press
Tim’s Place, Nu Leaf Publishing

Interior Design-3 or More Color

Romancing the Rain, Thy Marvelous Works Publishing, LLC 
And When I Dream: Faces in San Francisco,DayBue
Stone Chisel & Yucca Brush, Kiva Publishing, Inc.

Best Designed and Effective WWW Homepage

www.TeachingStrategies.com, Teaching Strategies 
www.coffeetablebooks.com, Tehabi Books Inc.
www.togetherparenting.com, Nine Twenty Press

Most Improved Redesign

Illinois Gardener’s Guide, Cool Springs Press
The Insider’s Guide to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium Press
Parent’s Guide to Preschool, Teaching Strategies, Inc.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book FICTION
(initial title from a new publisher)

Gadji, Quality Words In Print (QWIP) Books
The Adventures of Pinocchio, Simply Read
The Moon in My Room, Bent Willow Publishing

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book NONFICTION
(initial title from a new publisher)

 Divorced Dads, Adesso Press
Estate Planning Success for Pennsylvania Residents, Barron Publishing Co.

Together: Creating Family Traditions, Nine Twenty Press
Wild Splendors of California, Splendors Publishing

Best New Voice Fiction (first book by a new author)

The Whoosh of Gadoosh,Illumination Arts 
Mission — The Birth of California, the Death of a Nation, Idyllwild Publishing Company
Other Gods, Cypress House / Lost Coast Press
Dark Option, Trident Media, Inc. Publishing

Best New Voice Nonfiction (first book by a new author)

Divorced Dads, Adesso Press
Low-Stress Investing, Trade Street Publishing
A Year of Russian Feasts, Jellyroll Press


Inner Reflections 2003, Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers
Salem’s Riverfront Carousel 2003 Calendar, Beautiful America Publishing Co.
Twist on Yoga, Davis Designs

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets under $10,000)

The Sleepy Little Star, Kymzinn, Inc. 
The Adventures of Timmy and Samson: Goodbye and Hello, Muscatello Publishing (dba Next Level Communications, Inc.)
This is Not Your Parents’ Prom, Have Vision Publications

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets more than $10,000)

The Lobster Chronicles, Hyperion
My Very Own Name, I See Me! Inc.
Yes, You Can! Raise Financially Aware Kids, Stowers Innovations, Inc.