IBPA announces BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS™ Winners

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June 4, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact: Lisa Krebs
310-546-1818
lisa@ibpa-online.org

IBPA announces BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS™ Winners

More than 250 gathered at the Marriot Marquis in New York just before BEA to celebrate the 164 finalists and winners of the 24th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards, chosen by 150 hard-working judges from almost 1,300 entries in 54 categories.

Top experts in the book industry from all over the U.S., including librarians, booksellers and design experts, judged each and every entry. In keeping with IBPA’s educational mission, all entrants receive a written critique with advice on how to improve their publications as well as kudos for the good work produced.

Honoring excellence in publishing annually since 1988, this year, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognized publishers as large as American Academy of Pediatrics, gold winner in the Parenting and Family Issues category with their title My Child Is Sick: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries, and as small as Riviera Press, gold winner in the Self-Help category with Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life.

The Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest not-for-profit association of publishers in the United States, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award.™ A complete listing of finalists and winners may also be found on the IBPA website:

http://ibpabenjaminfranklinawards.com/archives/

 

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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
WINNER

Great 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 Press

 

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,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 Group
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
WINNER

Empowering 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

WINNER

Gay Men and Substance Abuse, Hazelden Foundation
The Boy Behind the Gate, Buoy Press
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
WINNER

Zombies 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 Artist, Sunbelt Publications

 

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
Rex Riders, Monstrosities Books
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

 

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