2006 Benjamin Franklin Award Winners and Finalists

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

A Celebration of Automotive Art, Automotive Heritage Publishing & Communications
Form of Beauty, Mandala Publishing
The Sculpture Reference, Sculpture Books Publishing

Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs

A Thousand Days, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 
Ol’ Man River, Afton Historical Society Press.
Trudi’s Garden, Goblin Fern Press

Audiobook – Adult Fiction

Q&A, The Audio Partners
The Giant Book of Poetry, Level 4 Press
What the Heart Knows (Milford-Haven – Book 1), Haven Books

Audiobook – Adult Nonfiction

Voices: A Tribute to the American Veteran, The Rharl Publishing Group
Captivating, Oasis Audio
Purpose and Power in Retirement, Templeton Foundation Press

Audiobook – Children’s

WWRT – What Went Right Today?, Buz-Land Presentations
Haunted Waters – Red Rock #1, Oasis Audio
King of Shadows, NYS Theatre Institute / Family Classic Audio Books

Business

Bag the Elephant, Bard Press
It’s All About the Client: Consulting for Results, Advanced Learning Press
Outsourcing America, AMACOM

Career

The Quick Resume & Cover Letter Book, Third Edition, JIST Publishing, Inc.
First-Job Survival Guide, JIST Publishing, Inc.
Work Less, Live More: The New Way to Retire Early, Nolo

Children’s Picture Book

Grandpa’s Fishin’ Friend, My Grandma and Me Publishers
Grandma’s Treasure Chest, My Grandma and Me Publishers
Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, Illumination Arts

Children’s Book & Audiobook

Poetry Speaks to Children, Sourcebooks, Inc.
And Next Came A Roar, Shnoozles
Teach Me… French Spiritual Songs, Teach Me Tapes, Inc.

Coffee Table/Large Format

Sacred Earth, Planet of Light – A Visionary Photo-Essay Exploring the Unity of Nature, Life and Spirit, Silver Bear Press
The Lewis & Clark Trail American Landscapes, Quiet Light Publishing
On Safari: The Source for Safaris in East and Southern Africa, Focus on Africa Publications

Cookbooks

Biró: European-Inspired Cuisine, Gibbs Smith, Publisher 
Carlos’ Contemporary French Cuisine, Gibbs Smith, Publisher
Island Thyme, Tastes and Traditions of Bermuda, Bermuda Junior Service League

Crafts/Hobby/How-to

Getting Started, Making Wire Jewelry and More, Interweave Press, LLC 
Outdoor Living: The Ultimate Project Guide, Landauer Corporation
Sensational Knitted Socks, Martingale & Company

Education/Teaching/Academic

Young Person’s Character Education Handbook, JIST Publishing, Inc.
101 Life Skills Games for Children: Learning, Growing, Getting Along (Ages 6-12) Hunter House Inc., Publishers
French-English Picture Dictionary, School Specialty Publishing

Gift Books/Small Format

Alaska’s Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glaciers, Mark Kelley Photography
The Little Book of Big Lap Dogs, Willow Creek Press
The Little Book of Lap Dogs,Willow Creek Press

Graphic Novels

Nancy Drew #1: The Demon of River Heights, Papercutz
North Country, NBM Publishing
Tales of Supernatural Law, Exhibit A Press

Popular Fiction

Hawk, Stone And Scott, Publishers
The Days of Awe, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Hollywood and Sunset, Shambling Gate Press

Mystery/Suspense

In A Teapot, Crum Creek Press
The Old Buzzard Had It Coming, Poisoned Pen Press
Ruddy Gore, Poisoned Pen Press

Poetry/Literary Criticism

Voices & Poetry of Ireland, Sourcebooks, Inc. 
Beasts in Snow, High Plains Press
Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami, Bayeux Arts, Inc.

Gay/Lesbian

Harvard’s Secret Court, St. Martins Press
Elements of Recovery, Behler Publications
Together Forever, Sourcebooks, Inc.

Gardening/Agriculture

Grow It! Eat It!, Nodin Press Press
Landscaping with Stone, Creative Homeowner
New Complete Home Landscaping, Creative Homeowner

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

Scared Poopless: The Straight Scoop on Dog Care, Dogs4Dogs (Dogs4Dogs.com)
Awesome Foods for Active Kids: The ABC’s of Eating for Energy and Health, Hunter House Inc.
Let’s Eat Out! Your Passport to Living Gluten and Allergy Free, R&R Publishing, LLC

History/Political

Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D, Faultline Books
Banking in the Great Northern Territory, Afton Historical Society Press
The Second Georgia Infantry Regiment, Indigo Custom Publishing/Henchard Press

Humor (Comedy/Satire)

At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much, Storey Publishing
Breakaway Laughter: How to Lighten Up Despite It All, VanderWyk & Burnham
Would Somebody Please Send Me To My Room!, Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.

Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction

Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, Shadow Mountain / Deseret Book Company
Fred the Mouse, Book One: The Adventures Begin, Personal Power Press, Inc.
The World According to Kaley, Darby Creek Publishing

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction

Wild Dogs: Past and Present, Darby Creek Publishing
Secrets of a Civil War Submarine: Solving the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley, Carolrhoda Books, A division of Lerner Publishing Group
The Sword & The Pen: A Life of Lew Wallace, Indiana Historical Society Press

Multicultural

Am I A Color Too?, Illumination Arts
Salsa Talks, Digital Domain
Tito, the Firefighter / Tito, el bombero, Raven Tree Press, LLC

Nature/Environment

On Safari: The Source for Safaris in East and Southern Africa, Focus on Africa Publications
The Lewis & Clark Trail American Landscapes, Quiet Light Publishing
Wild At Heart, Town of Snowmass Village

New Age (Metaphysics/Spirituality)

Sacred Earth, Planet of Light – A Visionary Photo-Essay Exploring the Unity of Nature, Life and Spirit, Silver Bear Press
The Heart and Science of Yoga: A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear, AMI Publishers
Send Me Tulips, Prisma Press

Parenting (Family Issues/Child Care)

Heading Home With Your Newborn – From Birth to Reality, American Academy of Pediatrics 
Raising Puppies & Kids Together, T.F.H. Publications, Inc.
Waking Up Dry: A Guide to Help Children Overcome Bedwetting, American Academy of Pediatrics

Professional/Technical

Thieme Atlas of Anatomy – General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, Thieme Medical Publishers
The Adobe Illustrator CS2 WOW! Book, Peachpit Press
Cartographies of Disease: Maps, Mapping, and Medicine, ESRI Press

Psychology/Self-Help

The Golden Key to Strategy, Clearbridge Publishing
The Heart and Science of Yoga: A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear AMI Publishers
Peaceful Living, Puddle Dancer Press

Recreation/Sports

John Bailey’s Complete Guide to Fly Fishing, Creative Homeowner 
Alaska Fishing: The Ultimate Angler’s Guide, Deluxe 3rd Edition, Publishers Design Group
Fish Flies: The Encyclopedia of the Fly Tier’s Art, Gibbs Smith, Publisher

Reference/Directories

The Lincoln Library of Greek & Roman Mythology, The Lincoln Library Press, an imprint of Eastword Publications Development Inc. 
Congressional Deskbook 2005-2007, TheCapitol.Net
Encyclopedia of Exotic Tropical Fishes for Freshwater Aquariums, T.F.H. Publications, Inc.

Regional

California Missions and Presidios, MBI Publishing, Inc.
A Ranching Legacy, Double Shoe Publishing Company
Shipwrecks of Lake Superior,Lake Superior Port Cities, Inc.

Religion

Heavenly City, Liturgy Training Publications
The Circle of Life – The Heart’s Journey Through the Seasons, Sorin Books
The Healing Touch of Mary, Divine Impressions

Science/Environment

Leonardo’s Notebooks, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Celestial Sampler, Sky Publishing Corp.
The War of the Soups and the Sparks, Columbia University Press

Travel Guides – 1-2 color interior

Walking LA, Wilderness Press
Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts And Bolts Guide For Wheelers And Slow Walkers, 2nd Edition, Demos Medical Publishing
PassPorter’s Walt Disney World for Your Special Needs, PassPorter Travel Press

Travel-Guides-3 or more color

On Safari: The Source for Safaris in East and Southern Africa, Focus on Africa Publications
Backroads of Oregon, MBI Publishing, Inc.
Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway, Menasha Ridge Press

Travel-Essay

The Gentleman from Finland, Rivendell Publishing NW
Alaska’s Tracy Arm and Sawyer Glaciers, Mark Kelley Photography
Cayman, Second Edition, Eaglemont Press

Cover Design-1-2 Color

Miryam of Nazareth, Ave Maria Press
Ivy Cole and the Moon, NeDeo Press
The Marisol Skiff, WoodenBoat Publications

Cover Design-3 or More Color (Adult)

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, Regnery Publishing
The Disabled Woman’s Guide to Pregnancy and Birth, Demos Medical Publishing
Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms, Stone Creek Publications

Cover Design-3 or More Color (Children’s/Young Adult)

Wild Dogs: Past and Present, Darby Creek Publishing 
Alec’s Primer, Vermont Folklife Center
Tales of the Truly Grotesque – Book 1 – The Stench of Sulphur Swamp, Creepy Little Productions

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Franca’s Story: Survival in World War II Italy, Wimer Publishing Company 
Star of Wonder, F.T. Richards Publishing
Wild Open Spaces: Why We Love Westerns, Maverick Spirit Press

Interior Design – 3 or More Color (Adult)

Thieme Atlas of Anatomy – General Anatomy and Musculoskeletal System, Thieme Medical Publishers 
Life in Stone, Grand Canyon Association
Shadow Boxers: Sweat, Sacrifice & the Will to Survive in American Boxing Gyms, Stone Creek Publications

Interior Design – 3 or More Color (Children’s/Young Adult)

Something Special, Illumination Arts 
Jane on a Crane, Green Troubadour Press
A Journey of Hope: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Unconditional Love, Camp Heartland Project, Inc.

Best Designed and Effective WWW Homepage

www.everestconfessions.com, Martino Flynn, LLC (Haystock Press) 
www.radicalcareering.com, Hogshead Media
www.stuartjmurphy.com, MathStart series by Stuart J. Murphy, published by HarperCollins Children’s Book

Most Improved Redesign

Where In The World Is Henry?, Star Bright Books
Mastering Marriage, Mastering LifeSkills Inc.
Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Thomson Delmar Learning

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

The Hebrew Kid and the Apache Maiden, Seraphic Press 
The Giant Book of Poetry, Level 4 Press
Rashi’s Daughters: Book One – Joheved, Banot Press

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

A Collection of Fine Baking, Dream Character, Inc
A Journey of Hope: Inspiring Stories of Courage and Unconditional Love, Camp Heartland Project, Inc.
Let’s Eat Out! Your Passport to Living Gluten and Allergy Free, R&R Publishing, LLC

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

Sadie Can Count, Sensational Books
Arctic Airlift, Blue Fox Press
Keisha’s Doors – An Autism Story Book One, Speech Kids Texas Press, Inc.

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

Rashi’s Daughters: Book One – Joheved, Banot Press
The Champion Maker, Unlimited Publishing, LLC
The Time Keeper, Copper Press Publishing

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

Sacred Earth, Planet of Light – A Visionary Photo-Essay Exploring the Unity of Nature, Life and Spirit, Silver Bear Press
Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D, Faultline Books
John J. Rhodes: Man of the House, Primer Publishers

Best New Voice (Children’s/Young Adult)

Truman’s Loose Tooth, Spirited Publishing, LLC 
No One Can Ever Steal Your Rainbow, Purple Lady Productions
The Tree Farmer, VSP Publishing

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing

Live Your Road Trip Dream, RLI Press