Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Benjamin Franklin Award™ Finalists 2011

The Independent Book Publishers awards. We do not own many, but can purchase any you do not find in the catalog and want to read. Look for the "Purchase Request" button in the catalog after searching. (FYI: You must be logged in, to request a book purchase.)

Animals/Pets
Don't Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog's Separation Anxiety, Phantom Publishing
Labrador Retriever (DogLife Series), TFH Publications, Inc.
Mixed Breed Cats, Eldorado Ink

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)
The Book of Palms, Tom Millea Photography
Eye of the Explorer, Mountain Press Publishing Co.
Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades, Peter E. Randall Publisher

Autobiography/Memoirs
The Ice Road, Aquila Polonica Publishing.
Out On A Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Beyond, Wicker Park Press Ltd
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer, Appell Publishing

Audiobooks
Lost In The Library,Wishful Penny Books/a division of See The Wish
A Pirate's Heart, Dog Ear Audio
Vengeance, Griffyn Ink

Biography
Beating A Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall, Junto Publishing
Errol & Olivia: Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood, GoodKnight Books (an imprint of Paladin Communications)
Vermont's Irish Rebel, Brewster River Press

Business
Coach Anyone About Anything: How to Empower Leaders and High Performance Teams, The Eagle's View Company
Nonprofit Sustainability, Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint
Successful Business Plan, 5th Ed., The Planning Shop

Career
Careers with Dogs, BowTie Press
The Employee Rights Handbook, Legal Strategies Publications
Managing Your Legal Career, American Bar Association

Children's Picture Book
Amy's Light, Dawn Publications
Dear Baby, It's a Colorful World, Dear Baby Books
Hermy the Hermit Crab and the Sea Turtle Rescue, Legacy Publications
The Scariest Dream Ever, Winterlake Press

Children's Book & Audiobook Set
The Fart Fairy, Best Fairy Books
Magic Eyes of Little Crab, Brilliant International Group/Heritage Schoolhouse Press
Mixed-Up Morning Blues, Eifrig Publishing

Coffee Table Books
Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo, University Of Oklahoma Press
Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean, Ozone Zone Books
Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades, Peter E. Randall Publisher

Cookbooks
Brothers Cuisine: Recipes from Santa Barbara, California Wine Country, Nichols Brothers Restaurant & Culinary Book Creations
Don Strange of Texas: His Life and Recipes, Shearer Publishing
Your Time To Cook, Square One Publishers

Crafts/Hobby/How-to
Amy Barickman's Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, Amy Barickman Inc.
Penny Haren's Pieced Applique™ Intricate Blocks Made Easy, Landauer Publishing, LLC
Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls, Creative Homeowner

Education/Teaching/Academic
21st Century Skills, Solution Tree Press
Exploring Art Media, Blarney Hill Press Blarney Hill Press
Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communication at Work, Solution Tree Press

Gift Books
50 Tricks to Teach Your Dog,TFH Publications, Inc.
Arctic Visions, The Art of the Wild
Lit From Within: A book for the Evolving Soul, The Wandering Feather Press

Popular Fiction
News From Home, Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.
Third and Long: a novel for hard times, Trolley Car Press
Today's Special (Yes It is), Tristan Publishing

Historical Fiction
The Bonus, Lucky Dime Press
Maps and Shadows, Aquila Polonica Publishing
Threads West, An American Saga, Rockin' SR Publishing LLC

Mystery/Suspense
Fly By Wire, Oceanview Publishing
Fortuna, Oceanview Publishing
Road to Omalos, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.

Poetry/Literary Criticism
Cherry Blossom Trees: Literary Writings and Artworks, Britika Fine Arts
Fire and Nothing, The Serbian Classics Press
THRILLERS: 100 Must Reads, Oceanview Publishing

Gay/Lesbian
50 Years of Queer Cinema: 500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made, Blood Moon Productions, Inc.
Desire by Starlight, Bold Strokes Books, Inc.
Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life, Quality of Life Publishing Co.

Gardening/Agriculture
Decker on Cheese & Dairying, Robert Mondavi Institute (RMI)
Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs, Creative Homeowner
Nature's Garden: Edible Wild Plants, Forager's Harvest Press

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)
Answers to Anorexia: A Breakthrough Nutritional Treatment That Is Saving Lives, Sunrise River Press
Big Yoga, Square One Publishers
Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook, Brain Injury Success Books

History
303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron, Aquila Polonica Publishing
Sacred Ground, Beaver's Pond Press, Inc.
Stoneman's Raid, 1865, John F. Blair, Publisher

Humor/Comedy/Satire
I Love You—Now Hush, John F. Blair, Publisher
Kiss Your Customer: 77 Reasons Why Sales & Service Are Just Like Dating & Relationships, Hawthorn Publishing
No Such Thing as a Pretty Good Alligator Wrestler, Schroder Publishing

Juvenile/Young Adult - Fiction
A Carpenter's Legacy, Second Star Creations
The Golden Spiral, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
Wyndano's Cloak, Tree Tunnel Press

Juvenile/Young Adult - Nonfiction
Hidden Life of the Desert, Mountain Press Publishing Co.
Journey Into the Deep, Lerner Publishing Group
My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, Operation Orange Media, LLC

Multicultural
The Legacy of Ida Lillbroända: Finnish Emigrant to America 1893, Boulder House Publishers
Living in Two Worlds, World Wisdom Books
To Be Free, Afton Press

Nature/Environment
Honeybee Hobbyist, BowTie Press
Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades, Peter E. Randall Publisher
Survival: Saving Endanged Migratory Species, Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.

New Age/Metaphysics/Spirituality
Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain's View of the War in Iraq, Raven Oaks Press
An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism, World Wisdom Books
Snow Rising, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain

Parenting/Family
The Family ROI Experience: A Step-by-Step Guide to Realizing Your Best Family, Family ROI, Inc.
Homework Made Simple, Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework, Educational Connections / Advantage Books
If I Were Your Daddy, Courtland Publishing

Political/Current Events
A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results, TheCapitol.Net
The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet and Our Future, Easton Studio Press
The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers, The Witherspoon Institute, Inc.

Professional/Technical
The Green Utility, American Water Works Association
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid, Pavior Publishing
Testifying Before Congress, TheCapitol.Net

Psychology
Intelligence and the Brain, AESOP Press
Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life, Echo Bay Publishing
To Be and How To Be, Quest Books

Recreation/Sports
The Intermediate's Guide to Dog Agility, TFH Publications, Inc.
Keeneland: A Thoroughbred Legacy, Eclipse Press
A Passion for Tarpon, Wild River Press

Reference/Directories
Algae: Source to Treatment (M57), American Water Works Association
The Little Gold Grammar Book, Maven Publishing
The Water Dictionary, 2nd Edition, American Water Works Association

Regional
California Home Landscaping, Creative Homeowner
Indiana: One Pint at a Time, IHS Press (Indiana Historical Press)
A Passion for Tarpon, Wild River Press

Religion
Dreams, Cool Titles, LLC
Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain's View of the War in Iraq, Raven Oaks Press
The Meditative Gardener, Heart Path Press

Science
Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Publishing
Physics Over Easy, World Scientific Publishing Co.
The Wolf's Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity, Island Press

Self-Help
Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living. A Story and Life Guidebook, St. Remy Press
Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-Friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness, Stone Bridge Press
My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change, Operation Orange Media, LLC

Travel
Museum Companion to Los Angeles, Museon Publishing
The Parisian Cowboy's Guide to The Round Top Experience, Parisian Cowboy Publishing
Walt Disney World Adventure, Vacation Field Guides

Cover Design, Fiction
Mary's Son, A Tale of Christmas, Cross Dove Publishing
Sky of Red Poppies, Turquoise Books
Threads West, An American Saga, Rockin' SR Publishing LLC

Cover Design, Nonfiction
Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam, Exalt Press
Shakespeare for Lawyers, American Bar Association
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer, Appell Publishing

Cover Design-Large Format
Labrador Retriever (DogLife Series), TFH Publications, Inc.
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid, Pavior Publishing
Their Love of Music, Quiet Light Publishing

Cover Design-Children's/Young Adult)
Starabella: Mystery Girl of Music, Fialco Productions, Inc,
Stranger in the Woods: Snowflake Edition, Carl R. Sams II Photography
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana, Claim Stake Publishing, LLC

Interior Design-1-2 Color
303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron, Aquila Polonica Publishing
Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You, Health Reflections Press
Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers, Tumblehome Press, Inc.

Interior Design, 3 or More Color
An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism, World Wisdom Books
In the Dark Streets Shineth, Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid, Pavior Publishing

Interior Design, Children's/Young Adult
Baking With Friends, Goops Unlimited
Stripey Follows His Dream, Snow in Sarasota Publishing
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, Little Pickle Press LLC

Most Improved Redesign
All-Breed Dog Grooming, TFH Publications, Inc.
The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition, Future Horizons, Inc.
Parenting Your Dog, TFH Publications, Inc.

E-Books
Great Peacemakers, LTS Press
Living Green with Your Dog, TFH Publications, Inc.
What Does It Mean To Be Green?, Little Pickle Press LLC

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)
Burning Silk, Sitio/Tiempo Press
The Collectibles, Downstream Publishing
Tucker's Monster, Real Deal Productions, Inc.

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)
Avoiding the Con in Construction, Centerline Production, Inc.
Grace: A Child's Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery, Happy Quail
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer, Appell Publishing

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children's/Young Adult)
Nonna's Book of Mysteries, Lake Street Press
The Seal Pup, Bowrider Press
Wyndano's Cloak, Tree Tunnel Press

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