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IBPA names BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARDS™ Finalists

Wednesday, May 9, 2012   (0 Comments)
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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.


Animals/Pets
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The Forgotten Locket, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
  • Miss Pergrine's Home For Peculiar Children, Quirk BooksM
  • Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.
Teen: Nonfiction (13-18 Years)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Baptized In Sweet Tea, Evening Post Books
  • Quarterama: Ideas & Designs of America's State Quarters, Newtona
  • Young Me, Now Me, Ulysses Press
Popular Fiction
  • A Crooked Number, Flat Rock Publishing
  • The Third Q, Greenleaf Book Group, LLC
  • Revival: A Folk Music Novel, Peter E. Randall Publisher
Historical Fiction
  • Emeralds Never Fade, Glyd-Evans Press
  • Cry Uncle, Sumbody, Success Press
  • Queen of the Northern Mines, Bear River Books
Mystery/Suspense
  • Public Anatomy, Oceanview Publishing
  • The Opium Equation, Cool Titles, LLC
  • The Rock Hole, Poisoned Pen Press
Poetry/Literary Criticism
  • 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
  • Gay Men and Substance Abuse, Hazelden Foundation
  • The Boy Behind the Gate, Buoy Press
  • Elk River, Windsor Hill Publishing>
Home & Garden
  • Urban Farming, Bowtie Press
  • Fast, Fresh Garden Edibles, Creative Homeowner
  • Vintage Wisconsin Gardens: A History of Home Gardening, Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Health & Fitness
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Moche of Ancient Peru, Peabody Museum Press
  • Eskimo Star, Epicenter Press Inc.
  • Green Card Stories, Umbrage Editions
Nature & Environment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The White House: An Historic Guide, White House Historical Association
  • Chula Vista Centennial, Chula Vista 100
  • Gimme Some Sugar Darlin', Tripleheart Press, LLC
Religion
  • 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
  • Body Works, Medbooks, Inc.
  • The Heart Brain, Angels Island Press
  • The Origin of Cultures, Prometheus Press
Self-Help
  • 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
  • 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
  • Vietnam Journeys, Fields Publishing
  • The Complete Walt Disney World 2012, Coconut Press
  • Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist, Sunbelt Publications
Cover Design, Fiction
  • Palestine, A Novel, Silver Lane Publishing
  • A Crooked Number, Flat Rock Publishing
  • Saltwater Taffy, Seven Publishing
  • Until Brazil, The Glide Press
Cover Design, Nonfiction
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • The Samaritan, Blank Slate Press
  • Erekos, Candlemark &; Gleam
  • Zombies of the World, Slang Design
The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
  • JAWS: Memories From Martha's Vineyard, Moonrise Media
  • 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)
  • 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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