2004 Benjamin Franklin Award Winners and Finalists

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky, Wildlands Press
The Raymond and Frances Bushell Collection of Netsuke: A Legacy at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Art Media Resources
Untamed Vermont, Thistle Hill Publications


Reflections in the Ice, Podium Publishing 
Bing Crosby—Crooner of the Century, Celebrity Profiles Publishing.
Young At Heart, Aging Gracefully with Attitude, Hara Publishing Group


Magnetic Service, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Sun Tzu’s The Art of War Plus The Art of Marketing, Clearbridge Publishing
Writing the Breakthrough Business Book, Content Publishing


Love It, Don’t Leave It, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Inside Secrets of Finding a Teaching Job, Second Edition, JIST Publishing, Inc.
The Very Quick Job Search, Third Edition, JIST Publishing, Inc.

Children’s Picture Book

Sunshine on My Shoulders, Dawn Publications
Ernest’s Special Christmas, Barnesyard Books, Inc.
Too Many Pears!, Star Bright Books

Children’s Book & Audiobook

Groundhog at Evergreen Road, Soundprints
Another Somer-Time Story Read-Along Series, Advance Publishing, Inc.
Puffer’s Surprise, Soundprints

Coffee Table/Large Format

The Lighthouse Encyclopedia, The Globe Pequot Press
The Art of Russian Matryoshka, Vernissage Press, LLC
The Mountains Know Arizona, Arizona Highways


The Wellness Kitchen, Rebus, Inc. 
Cakes: 1,001 Recipes From Around the World, Reader’s Digest Association
Williams-Sonoma Kids Cookbook, Sunset Publishing Corporation


Pottery Barn Living Rooms, Sunset Publishing Corporation 
Cottage Style Decorating, Sunset Books
Trellises & Arbors, Creative Homeowner


Little Critter’s Picture Dictionary, McGraw-Hill Children’s Publishing
Science is Simple, Gryphon House, Inc.
We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution — Student Text, Center For Civic Education

Gift Books/Small Format

The Dog’s Bark, Willow Creek Press
Second Chances, The Globe Pequot Press
What is Love?, Lionstead Press/Andrews McMeel

Popular Fiction

San Remo Drive, Other Press
Me and Orson Welles, MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Throne Price, EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing


Artifacts, Poisoned Pen Press
The Hunt, Paper Chase Farms Publishing Group
A Picture of Guilt, Poisoned Pen Press

Poetry/Literary Criticism

The World Is Round, InnerLight Publishing
Seasons, River City Publishing
Why Still Dance – 75 Years, 75 poems, Nodin Press


GLBTQ, Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Gay and Lesbian Rights, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Subversive Devotions, BeanPole Books


A Gardener’s Guide to Frost, Willow Creek Press
Gardening in the Northwest, Sunset Books
Reinvent Your Garden, Sunset Books

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

John’s Hopkins Symptoms and Remedies, Rebus, Inc.
How Not to Be My Patient, Health Communications
Winning the Hepatitis C Battle, Kansas Medical Publishing


WWII: The People’s Story, Reader’s Digest Association 
Air Force One — The Aircraft That Shaped the Modern Presidency, NorthWord Press
Defining a Nation, Tehabi Books

Humor (Comedy/Satire)

Gullible’s Travels, Globe Pequot Press
Dogs’ Life: The Magazine, Riverbank Press
Men Are Dogs: A Woman’s Guide to Choosing Her Breed of Man, Brown Books Publishing Group

Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction

Tom Finder, Red Deer Press 
Monday Redux, Flywheel Publishing Co.
Yossel, April 19, 1943, ibooks, inc.

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction

Discovering Sharks and Rays, Dog-Eared Publications
Imagine A House – A Journey to Fascinating Houses Around the World, Out Of The Box, LLC
Job Smarts, Second Edition, JIST Publishing, Inc.


Cloud Weavers — Ancient Chinese Legends, Pacific View Press 
Angels Are Everywhere, Angel Publications (Kids Read)
Finders Keepers?, Atman Press


Lizards, Voyageur Press, Inc.
Sea Turtles of the World, Voyageur Press, Inc.
Secrets of Wildflowers, Globe Pequot Press

New Age (Metaphysics/Spirituality)

His Children, Vantage Point Press
Sing Past Winter, BlueFire Books
What is Love?, Lionstead Press/Andrews McMeel

Parenting (Family Issues/Child Care)

Heart Works: A Father’s Grief, Heart Works Publishing, LLC 
Pick Me Up! Fun Songs for Learning Signs, Northlight Communications
Signals from the Child, EMBA House, LLC


The Photoshop Book for Digital Photographers, New Riders
Mac OS X Conversion Kit, Peachpit Press
Start with a Digital Camera, 2nd Edition, Peachpit Press


50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, Nicholas Brealey Publishing 
If It’s Broken, You Can Fix It, Worx Publishing
Wayne: An Abused Child’s Story of Courage, Survival, and Hope, Harbor Press, Inc.


The Big Book of Masturbation, Down There Press 
Best of the Board Cafe, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Talking With Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes, Square One Publishers


The Carpenter of Galilee & The Welcoming Door, Alta Films & Press 
Holidays and Holy Nights, Quest Books
Thank You, Ruth & Naomi, Bay Light Publishing Co.


Duty, Honor, Victory, The Globe Pequot Press
Damn Senators, Encounter Books
Fly Fishing Women Explore Alaska, Epicenter Press Inc.


The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty, Voyageur Press, Inc.
From Conquest to Conservation, Island Press
Six Modern Plagues, Island Press

Travel Guides – 1 or 2 color interior

Adventures in Dining — Napa Valley, Travel Sleuth Publishing 
Culinary Colorado, Fulcrum Publishing
The Dog Lover’s Companion to Chicago, Avalon Publishing Group

Travel-Guides-3 or more color interior

Off the Beaten Path – A Travel Guide to More than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still and Inviting, Reader’s Digest Association
Backroads of Pennsylvania, Voyageur Press, Inc.
Venice in Context – The Independent Traveler’s Guide to Venice, , Independent International Travel


Southern Exposure, Globe Pequot Press 
RV Traveling Tales, Pine Country Publishing
Spotted in France, The Globe Pequot Press

Cover Design-1-2 Color

Body and Gift, Philokalia Books 
Case Dismissed!- Taking Your Harassment Prevention Training to Trial, American Bar Association/ABA Book Publishing
Literary Law Guide for Authors – Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts in Plain Language, FYOS Entertainment, LLC

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

Reflections in the Ice, Podium Publishing
Daughter’s Keeper, Sourcebooks
Sleep Toward Heaven, MacAdam/Cage Publishing

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

In My Mother’s Closet: An Invitation to Remember, Sorin Books, and imprint of Ave Maria Press 
Meet the Gizmos, The First Kids on the International Space Station, Favorite Uncle Books, LLC
Working with Paraprofessionals, Pearson Skylight

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Wood Design Awards 2003, Tuns Press and Janam Publications 
Images of Aloha – Photography by Luryier “Pop” Diamond, Kamehameha Schools Press
Structures of Utility, Heyday Books

Interior Design-3 or More Color

Nicky the Jazz Cat, Dominick Books 
Just As You Are, Wave Publishing
Untamed Vermont, Thistle Hill Publications

Best Designed and Effective WWW Homepage

www.willowcreekpress.com, Willow Creek Press
www.brookstreetpress.com, Brook Street Press
www.ozzzz.com, Gig Productions, Inc.,

Most Improved Redesign

Off the Beaten Path – A Travel Guide to More than 1,000 Scenic and Interesting Places Still and Inviting , Reader’s Digest Association
Ron Schara’s Minnesota Fishing Guide, Tristan Publishing
You Can Compete! Double Sales Without Discounting, Brixton Manor Publishing

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

Where’s Petunia?, Givinity Press 
The Jesus Thief, Great Reads Books
The Journey from Kamakura, Ten World Press

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

The Food Journal of Lewis & Clark, History Cooks 
Cooking with Confidence, Romarin Publishing Co.
Drive I-95: Exit by Exit, Info, Maps, History and Trivia, Travelsmart Publishing

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

The Journey of Cattail, BP Folkart Press
Hildegarde and the Great Green Shirt Factory, Snowbound Press
Pookie and Tushka Find a Little Piano, Pers Publishing

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

Waiting for White Horses, Flat Rock Publishing
Above the Thunder, MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Winter in Kandahar, Hailey-Grey Books

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

When Life Blows You Down, Quantum Leap Resources
I’d Rather Do Chemo Than Clean Out the Garage, Brown Books Publishing Group
Swim Lessons: Ten Secrets for Making Any Dream Come True, Clydesdale Press, LLC

Best New Voice (Children’s)

In America’s Shadow, Thomas George Books 
Mint’s Christmas Message, Mother Moose Press
Rinny and the Trail of Clues, Sugar Ducky Books, Inc.


Spirit of the Far East — The Art of Chinese Brush Painting, Avalanche Publishing
Geometrics File-It™ Calendar, Avalanche Publishing
Krishna Art 2004 Calendar, Mandala Publishing

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

Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral, Angel Bea Publishing
Cattus Petasatus, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
I Love You All the Time, Cookie Bear Press, Inc.

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

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Inc. 
The Complete Arkangel Shakespeare, The Audio Partners Publishing Corp.
Pyramids Are Tombs, IMC Publishing