2005 Benjamin Franklin Award Winners and Finalists

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

Skirting the Issue: Stories of Indiana’s Historical Women Artists, IHS Press
Beautiful Xiangxi, Reader’s Digest Assoc.
Ireland: Standing Stones to Stormont, Devenish Press


Miles Gone By, Eagle Publishing
Diary of a WWI Pilot: Ambulance, Planes, Friends, Conover-Patterson Publishers.
E.E. Cummings, A Biography, Sourcebooks, Inc.
Lucky Stars and Gold Bars, Penlyric Press

Audiobook – Adult Fiction

Nights of Rain and Stars, BBC Audioboks America
A Christmas Visitor, BBC Audioboks America
Playing With Boys, BBC Audioboks America

Audiobook – Adult Nonfiction

Alexander Hamilton, Penguin Audio
God Has a Dream, Maui Media, LLC
Love & Respect, Oasis Audio

Audiobook – Children’s

The Train They Call the City of New Orleans,Live Oak Media
Chronicles of Narnia, Harper Collins
When Marian Sang, Live Oak Media


Benchmarking for Nonprofits, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Nonprofit Stewardship, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
The Shorter Encyclopedia of Real Estate Terms, Delta Alpha Publishing


The Student’s Federal Career Guide, The Resume Place
Insider’s Guide to Finding a Job, JIST Publishing, Inc.
The Well-Fed Writer: Back for Seconds, Fanove Publishing

Children’s Picture Book

I Love the Alphabet, Brown Dog Books 
Too Many Murkles, Illumination Arts Publishing
We Share One World, Illumination Arts

Children’s Book & Audiobook

Ellison the Elephant, Kidwick Books LLC
The Story of Hula, Bess Press, Inc.
Teach Me… Spanish Spiritual Songs, Teach Me Tapes, Inc

Coffee Table/Large Format

Lighthouses of the South, Voyageur Press
The Art of the Western Saddle, Globe Pequot Press
The Playmakers: Amazing Origins of Timeless Toys, Keys Publishing Co., Inc.
Strange Days, Dangerous Nights, Borealis Books


Vegetables for Vitality, Reader’s Digest Assoc. 
Star Palate: Celebrity Cookbook for a Cure, Documentary Media LLC
Williams-Sonoma Entertaining, Sunset Publishing Corporation


For the Love of Knitting, Voyageur Press
Bead Crochet, Interweave Press
Trellises & Arbors, Creative Homeowner


Developing Career and Living Skills, JIST Publishing, Inc.
Picture Perfect Science Lessons, National Science Teachers Association
Weaving Generations Together, School Of American Research Press (SAR Press)

Gift Books/Small Format

Just Grandparents, Willow Creek Press
Cowboy Boots, Gibbs Smith, Publisher
The Little Book of Snowflakes, Voyageur Press

Popular Fiction

Cold Train Coming, Shadow Mountain/Deseret Book Company 
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife, Sourcebooks, Inc.
O’Sullivan’s Odyssey, Moon Donkey Press


Relative Danger, Poisoned Pen Press 
The Assignment, Bethany House Publishers
Bitch Creek, Globe Pequot Press

Poetry/Literary Criticism

Traveler Maps: Poems by Ko Un, Tamal Vista Publications
Cloud Seeding, High Plains Press
Fighting for Peace, Dunhill Publishing


Estate Planning for Same-Sex Couples, American Bar Association
Crybaby Butch, Firebrand Books
Venus of Chalk, Firebrand Books


National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, Creative Homeowner
Flower Gardening, Reader’s Digest Assoc.
Midwest Top Ten Garden Guide, Sunset Publishing Corporation

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

Surviving Healthcare, Chestnut Ridge Books
The Pilates Program for Every Body, Reader’s Digest Assoc.
Why Some Like It Hot, Island Press


The Quilt That Walked to Golden, Breckling Press
Hell Is Over, Globe Pequot Press
One Shot: The World War II Photography of John B. Bushemi, Indiana Historical Society Press


Cooking with Hot Flashes, Bethany House Publishers 
Happy Tails – Hilarious Helpful Hints for Dog Owners, Paw Publishing, Inc.
Not Really An Alaskan Mountain Man, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.

Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction

The Blacksmith’s Gift, Second Star Creations.
Aidan of Oren, Moo Press, Inc.
Lady’s Big Surprise, F.T. Richards Publishing, Tailwinds Press

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction

Albino Animals, Darby Creek Publishing 
Irish in America, Lerner Publishing Group
Mississippi Escapade, Afton Historical Society Press


We Share One World, Illumination Arts 
Berry Magic, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co.
Clowns of the Hopi, Kiva Publishing, Inc.


California Wild, Voyageur Press 
Birds in Your Backyard, Reader’s Digest Assoc.
Golden Poppies of California, Lepp and Associates

New Age (Metaphysics/Spirituality)

Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes, TCP Press 
Altars of Power and Grace, Balanced Books
The Illustrated Guide to Think Like God, Parmenides Publishing


Yes, You Can… Afford to Raise a Family, Stowers Innovations, Inc.
Hold That Thought For Kids, BrightSide Company
Parenting Your Premature Baby & Child, Fulcrum Publishings


Designing Geodatabases, ESRI Press
Common Sense Rules of Advocacy for Lawyers, TheCapitol.Net
Digital Filmmaking for Teens, Thomson Course Technology


The Japanese Art of Sex, Stone Bridge Press
Love Is Not a Game, Personhood Press
Success Express for Teens, Bayou Publishing


Illustrated World Atlas, Reader’s Digest Assoc.
The Kid’s Guide to Zoo Animals, Red Deer Press
The Superhero Book, Visible Ink Press


Animals on the Other Side, Angel Bea Publishing
1-2-3, And God Made Me!, Golden Anchor Press
Healing in the Master’s Hand, Willa P’s Publishing


The Fly Fishing Anthology, Voyageur Press
The Frozen Coast, Globe Pequot Press
Winter Dance, First Ascent Press, LLC


Crown of the Continent: The Last Great Wilderness of the Rocky Mountains, Riverbend Publishing 
One With Nineveh, Island Press
Sound Truth and Corporate Myths, Dragonfly Sisters Press

Travel Guides – 1 or 2 color interior

Top Trails Lake Tahoe, Wilderness Press 
Free L.A. The Ultimate Free Fun Guide to the City of Angels, Corley Publications
PassPorter’s Field Guide to the Disney Cruise Line, MediaMarx, Inc.

Travel-Guides-3 or more color interior

Grand Canyon: The Complete Guide, Destination Press 
Backroads of New England, Voyageur Press
Discover America, Reader’s Digest Assoc.


Ireland: Standing Stones to Stormont, Devenish Press
Souvenir of Canada 2, Douglas & McIntyre Pub. Group
Too Much Tuscan Sun, Globe Pequot Press

Cover Design-1-2 Color

Dancing Naked… in fuzzy red slippers, Cypress House/Lost Coast Press
Singularity, Per Aspera Press
The Whistle Pig, Canvasback Press, LLC

Cover Design-3 or More Color (6×9 or smaller)

The Golden Mountain, Silver Light Publications 
Love – The Keystone of Life, Eckankar
Medicine Mind and Meaning, In One Press

Cover Design-3 or More Color (Larger than 6 x 9 format)

Worlds of Tomorrow, Collectors Press, Inc.
Dream: A Tale of Wonder, Wisdom & Wishes, TCP Press
Vine of the Soul, Synergetic Press

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Loneliness , Saint Mary’s Press 
The Art of Humane Living: Martial Arts as a Path To Peace, Chaos Publishing Company
Friendship, Saint Mary’s Press

Interior Design-3 or More Color

Beautiful Xiangxi, Reader’s Digest Assoc. 
The New Smart Approach to Window Decor, Creative Homeowner
Over In the Ocean: In a Coral Reef, Dawn Publications

Best Designed and Effective WWW Homepage

www.EssentialLiving.com, Azure Moon Publishing 
www.bumblebeeproductions.com, Bumble Bee Productions, Inc.
www.stowers-innovations.com, Stowers Innovations, Inc.

Most Improved Redesign

Your Final Diet, Single Star Press 
The Fool’s Pilgrimage, Quest Books
Vince Carter: Choose Your Course, Positively for Kids, Inc.

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

Welsh Rabbit, Carstens Press
Cottonwood, Blue Quill Press
Firebelly, Philograph Press

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

The Hormone Survival Guide for Perimenopause, Larkfield Publishing
AdoptingOnline.com, American Carriage House
Picky Parent Guide: Choose Your Child’s School with Confidence, Armchair Press, LLC

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

Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, PAJE Publishing Company 
I Wanna Go to Grandma’s House, My Grandma and Me Publishers
Ruby Lee the Bumble Bee, Bumble Bee Productions, Inc.

Best New Voice (Fiction)

The Race, Three Story Press
The Shadow of Justice, American Bar Association
Singularity, Per Aspera Press

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

Medicine Mind and Meaning, In One Press 
Be Nice (Or Else!), Von Curtis Publishing
One Wheel – Many Spokes: USA By Unicycle, Soulscapers

Best New Voice (Children’s/Young Adult)

Runt the Brave, Clear Water Press 
Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, PAJE Publishing Company
The Dark Dreamweaver, Imaginator Press
Super Silly Sayings that Are Over Your Head, Starfish Specialty Press, LLC

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets under $10,000)

I Wanna Go to Grandma’s House My Grandma and Me Publishers
Animals on the Other Side, Angel Bea Publishing
The Race, Three Story Press

Book of the Year for Excellence and Innovation in Marketing (Budgets more than $10,000)

The Polar Express, Houghton Mifflin Company
America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction, Warner Books
Duck for President, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

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