2007 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award Winners and Finalists

Animals/Pets

Black Bears, A Natural History, Fitzhenry & Whiteside Ltd.

The Cocker Spaniel, TFH Publications

Dog Heroes of September 11th, BowTie Press

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

Anne Packard, Fields Publishing

The Foundations of Christian Art, World Wisdom, Inc.

Vincent Van Gogh: A Self-Portrait in Art & Letters, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Autobiography/Biography/Memoirs

Karl Maybach: His Engines and Automobiles, Mercedes-Benz Classique Car Library.

The Quiet Hero, American Legacy Media

Revolutionary Heart, Quindaro Press

Audiobook – Adult Fiction

The Gutter and the Grave, BBC Audiobooks America

Rampart Street, BBC Audiobooks America

The Teaching of Little Crow, Heart Flame Publishing

Audiobook – Adult Nonfiction

Audio Guide to Sta. Maria del Popolo in Rome, Context Audio Guides, LLC

Iliad, Parmenides Publishing

Taking Power Struggle Out of Parenting, Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing

Audiobook – Children’s

Fablehaven, Shadow Mountain

The Looking Glass Wars, Scholastic Audio

There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow, Scholastic Audio

Business

Casa Y Comunidad: Latino Home and Neighborhood Design, BuilderBooks

The Creative Community Builder’s Handbook, Fieldstone Alliance

Tax Deductions for Professionals, Nolo

Career

The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law, American Bar Association

No More Ramen: the 20-something’s real world survival guide, Next Stage Press

U R A Brand!, Davies-Black Publishing


Children’s Picture Book

A Frog Thing, Kidwick Books LLC

Love, Ruby Valentine, Carolrhoda Books

PEEF and the Baby Sister, Tristan Publishing / Waldman House Press

Children’s Book & Audiobook

A Frog Thing, Kidwick Books LLC

Riley the Rhinoceros, Animalations Books and Publishing

Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Soundprints, Division of Trudy Corporation

Coffee Table/Large Format

Lasting Light, Northland Publishing

Medicine: Perspectives in History and Art, Ponteverde Press

Talking to God: Portait of a World at Prayer, Stone Creek Publications

Cookbooks

Mom’s Big Book of Cookies, Harvard Common Press

Nathalie Dupree’s Shrimp & Grits Cookbook, Gibbs Smith, Publisher

Southwest Flavors: Santa Fe School of Cooking, Gibbs Smith, Publisher

Crafts/Hobby/How-to

Applique: the Basics and Beyond, Landauer Corporation

Design Ideas for Home Storage, Creative Homeowner

Glamorous Beaded Jewelry, Creative Homeowner

Education/Teaching/Academic

The Kids from Nowhere, Alaska Northwest Books

The Line Between Us: Teaching About the Border and Mexican Immigration, Rethinking Schools Ltd.

The Truth About Teaching, Inspiring Teachers Publishing, Inc.

Gift Books/Small Format

Dump Him, Marry the Dog, Willow Creek Press

Inspirations: The Miracle of Baby Animals in Pictures and Scripture, Farcountry Press

Poetry and Patchwork, FPI Publishing

Graphic Novels

Hercules, Graphic Universe

The Life of Pope John Paul II… In Comics, Papercutz

Treasure Island, Stone Arch Books

Popular Fiction

Cottonwood Fall, Fletcher House

East Fifth Bliss, Behler Publications

My Half of the Sky, KOMENAR Publishing

Mystery/Suspense

Riders Down, Poisoned Pen Press

South Beach Shakedown, Oceanview Publishing

Three Boys Missing, HPH Publishing

Poetry/Literary Criticism

Black Cat Bone, The Creative Company

Nubian Voyager, Palace Press

The Poems of Hafez, IBEX Publishers, Inc.

Gay/Lesbian

Alone in the Trenches, Sourcebooks, Inc.

The Lavender Locker Room, Wildcat Press

Straight Into Gay America, Soulscapers

Gardening/Agriculture

Complete Home Gardening, Creative Homeowner

Living with Japanese Gardens, Gibbs Smith, Publisher

Orleans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre, Morgana Press, LLC

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

Breast Cancer Recovery: No One Wrote the Manual, Bayou Publishing

My Diabetes Organizer, Northhill Publishing <

Turning Heads: Portraits of Grace, Inspiration and Possibilities, Press On Regardless

History/Political

Eyewitness Vietnam, Sterling Publishing Co.

Indian Yell, Northland Publishing

New England Court Records, Quill Pen Press, LLC

Humor/Comedy/Satire

50 Ways to Leave Your Mother, Mother Love Publishing

The Feckin’ Book of Everything Irish, Barnes & Noble Publishing

The Wild Life of Love, Willow Creek Press

Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction

Leapholes, American Bar Association

Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You, Carolrhoda Books

The Strand Prophecy, Missile Rider Publishing

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction

The Soldier’s Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle, Indiana Historical Society Press

Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist, Darby Creek Publishing

Young Person’s Career Skills Handbook, JIST Publishing, Inc.

Multicultural

Coyote Meets Jesus, Saint Mary’s Press

Face to Face with Katrina Survivors, Open Hand Publishing, LLC

Gypsy Horses and the Travelers Way, Fine Art Editions Press

Nature/Environment

John James Audobon and “The Birds of America”, Huntington Library Press

Kodiak Kings, Nodin Press

Raptors of North America, MBI Publishing; Voyageur Press

New Age (Metaphysics/Spirituality)

The Book of Comforts, Blue Epiphany

The Healing Power of Your Aura, Spiritual Arts Institute

Stepping Off the Edge: Learning & Living Spiritual Practice, Vilasa Press

Parenting/Family Issues

Always Dad, Nolo

Autism and the God Connection, Sourcebooks, Inc.

Nine Months & Counting, Ronnie Sellers Productions, Inc.

Professional/Technical

Conducting Clinical Research, Mountainside MD Press

Planning the Low-Budget Film, Chalk Hill Books

Thieme Atlas of Anatomy: Neck & Internal Organs, Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Psychology/Self-Help

Dr. Susan’s Girls-Only Weight Loss Guide, Parent Positive Press

The Francis Effect, Oakmont Press

The Owner’s Manual for the Brain, Bard Press

Recreation/Sports

The Beginner’s Guide to Dog Agility, TFH Publications

Moloka’i – Oahu Through the Years, Editions Limited

River Girls, Johnson Books

Reference/Directories

The Essential Reference of Domestic Brewers, MC Basset, LLC

New England Court Records, Quill Pen Press, LLC

A PocketExpert Guide to Reef Aquarium Fishes, TFH Publications

Regional

Death’s Door: The Truth Behind Michigan’s Largest Mass Murder, Momentum Books

Mardi Gras Treasures: Jewelry, Pelican Publishing Company

River Walk: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River, Maverick Publishing

Religion

Reaching Up to God, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

The Universal Spirit of Islam, World Wisdom, Inc.

Up, Up, and Oy Vey: How Jewish History, Culture and Values Shaped the Comic Book Superhero,Leviathan Press

Science/Environment

Field Guide to Snowflakes, MBI Publishing; Voyageur Press

Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert, Sunbelt Publications

The Science of Evolution, Insight Press, Inc.

Travel Guides – 1 or 2 color interior

 Best of California Missions, Mansions and Museums, Wilderness Press

There is Room at the Inn, Demos Medical Publishing

Walking the Cape and Islands, Menasha Ridge Press

Travel-Guides-3 or more color interior

Horse Racing Coast to Coast, BowTie Press

A Journey Into Matisse’s South of France, Roaring Forties Press Menasha Ridge Press

Photographing the Southwest, Volume 2 – Arizona, Graphie Int’l, Inc.

Travel-Essay

The Best Travel Writing 2006, Travelers’ Tales

Camino Chronicle: Walking to Santiago, Shepherd Canyon Books

Cool Creatures, Hot Planet, Encante Press, LLC

Cover Design-1-2 Color

Iwo Jima: Portrait of a Battle, MBI Publishing; Zenith Press

Love Hound, Host Publications, Inc.

Shanghai Legacy, Celadon Books

Cover Design-3 or More Color

Photographing the Southwest, Volume 2 – Arizona, Graphie Int’l, Inc.

South Beach Shakedown, Oceanview Publishing

Visual Verse, Synergy Books / BookPros, LLC

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

Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye, Firelight Press

Gitchi Gumee, Mackinac Island Press, Inc.

Teddy’s Travels — America’s National Parks, TdB Press LLC

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye,

Suma the Elephant, Garden Fleetfoot Press

Texas In Her Own Words, Redbud Publishing (a TexasPress)

Interior Design-3 or More Color

Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable, The Chickasaw Nation

Luby’s Recipes & Memories, Luby’s Inc.

Orleans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre, Morgana Press, LLC

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

The Art and Making of Monster House, Insight Editions

The Good in Me From A To Z By Dottie, Discover Writing Press

How the Moon Regained Her Shape, Sylvan Dell Publishing

Best Designed and Effective Website

www.marshrunners.com, Maritime Kids’ Quest Press

www.morganapress.com, Morgana Press, LLC

www.rand.org, RAND Corporation

Most Improved Redesign

I Ching Life: Becoming Your Authentic Self, Power Press

Photographing the Southwest, Volume 1, Graphie Int’l, Inc.

Visual Verse, Synergy Books / BookPros, LLC

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book FICTION

(initial title from a new publisher)

A Sweeter Understanding, Sofa Ink

No Guns, No Knives, No Personal Checks: The Tales of a San Francisco Cab Driver, Everett Madison Publishing

The Strand Prophecy, Missile Rider Publishing

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book NONFICTION

(initial title from a new publisher)

Gypsy Horses and the Travelers Way, Fine Art Editions Press

Letters to My Sisters, Ben Bosah Books

Orleans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre, Morgana Press, LLC

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

Dr. Susan’s Girls-Only Weight Loss Guide, Parent Positive Press

Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye, Firelight Press

The Strand Prophecy, Missile Rider Publishing

Best New Voice (Fiction)

Broken Trail, Fulcrum Publishing

The Lawless Frontier, Kensington Publishing

Washaka – The Bear Dreamer, Many Kites Press

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

New England Court Records, Quill Pen Press, LLC

Orleans Embrace with The Secret Gardens of the Vieux Carre, Morgana Press, LLC

Planning the Low-Budget Film, Chalk Hill Books

Best New Voice (Children’s/Young Adult)

Adventures of the Battling Kids, WaterWood Publishing Group

Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye, Firelight Press

Fablehaven, Shadow Mountain