2011 Benjamin Franklin Award Winners and Finalists

Click here to download the 20112011BFA_Program_Cover Benjamin Franklin Awards Ceremony program featuring all the Gold and Silver award winners. The Gold winners are listed below in bold.


Labrador Retriever [DogLife Series] (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)

Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety (Publisher: Phantom Publishing)
Mixed Breed Cats (Publisher: Eldorado Ink)

Arts (Art/Music/Photography)

Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades (Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher)

The Book of Palms (Publisher: Tom Millea Photography)
Eye of the Explorer (Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Co.)


Two Gold Coins and a Prayer (Publisher: Appell Publishing)

The Ice Road (Publisher: Aquila Polonica Publishing)
Out On A Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz, and Beyond (Publisher: Wicker Park Press Ltd)


Vengeance (Publisher: Griffyn Ink)

Lost In The Library (Publisher: Wishful Penny Books/a division of See The Wish)
A Pirate’s Heart (Publisher: Dog Ear Audio)


Beating A Dead Horse: The Life and Times of Jay Marshall (Publisher: Junto Publishing)

Errol & Olivia: Ego & Obsession in Golden Era Hollywood (Publisher: GoodKnight Books, an imprint of Paladin Communications)
Vermont’s Irish Rebel (Publisher: Brewster River Press)


Successful Business Plan, 5th Ed. (Publisher: The Planning Shop)

Coach Anyone About Anything: How to Empower Leaders and High Performance Teams (Publisher: The Eagle’s View Company)
Nonprofit Sustainability (Publisher: Jossey-Bass A Wiley Imprint)


Careers with Dogs (Publisher: BowTie Press)

The Employee Rights Handbook (Publisher: Legal Strategies Publications)
Managing Your Legal Career (Publisher: American Bar Association)

Children’s Picture Book

Amy’s Light (Publisher: Dawn Publications)

Dear Baby, It’s a Colorful World (Publisher: Dear Baby Books)
Hermy the Hermit Crab and the Sea Turtle Rescue (Publisher: Legacy Publications)
The Scariest Dream Ever (Publisher: Winterlake Press)

Children’s Book & Audiobook Set

The Fart Fairy (Publisher: Best Fairy Books)

Magic Eyes of Little Crab (Publisher: Brilliant International Group/Heritage Schoolhouse Press)
Mixed-Up Morning Blues (Publisher: Eifrig Publishing)

Coffee Table Books

Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades (Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher)

Arena Legacy: The Heritage of American Rodeo (Publisher: University Of Oklahoma Press)
Exotic Gardens of the Eastern Caribbean (Publisher: Ozone Zone Books)


Your Time To Cook (Publisher: Square One Publishers)

Brothers Cuisine: Recipes from Santa Barbara, California Wine Country (Publisher: Nichols Brothers Restaurant & Culinary Book Creations)
Don Strange of Texas: His Life and Recipes (Publisher: Shearer Publishing)


Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls (Publisher: Creative Homeowner)

Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun (Publisher: Amy Barickman Inc.)
Penny Haren’s Pieced Applique™ Intricate Blocks Made Easy (Publisher: Landauer Publishing, LLC)


 21st Century Skills (Publisher: Solution Tree Press)

Exploring Art Media (Publisher: Blarney Hill Press)
Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (Publisher: Solution Tree Press)

Gift Books

Arctic Visions (Publisher: The Art of the Wild)

50 Tricks to Teach Your Dog (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)
Lit From Within: A Book for the Evolving Soul (Publisher: The Wandering Feather Press)

Popular Fiction

Third and Long: a novel for hard times (Publisher: Trolley Car Press)

News From Home (Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.)
Today’s Special [Yes It Is] (Publisher: Tristan Publishing)

Historical Fiction

 Threads West, An American Saga (Publisher: Rockin’ SR Publishing LLC)

The Bonus (Publisher: Lucky Dime Press)
Maps and Shadows (Publisher: Aquila Polonica Publishing)


Road to Omalos (Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press, Inc.)

Fly By Wire (Publisher: Oceanview Publishing)
Fortuna (Publisher: Oceanview Publishing)

Poetry/Literary Criticism

Fire and Nothing (Publisher: The Serbian Classics Press)

Cherry Blossom Trees Literary Writings and Artworks (Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press)
THRILLERS: 100 Must Reads (Publisher: Oceanview Publishing)


Reflections of a Loving Partner: Caregiving at the End of Life (Publisher: Quality of Life Publishing Co.)

50 Years of Queer Cinema: 500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made (Publisher: Blood Moon Productions, Inc.)
Desire by Starlight (Publisher: Bold Strokes Books, Inc.)


Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs (Publisher: Creative Homeowner)

Decker on Cheese & Dairying (Publisher: Robert Mondavi Institute [RMI])
Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants (Publisher: Forager’s Harvest Press)

Health (Wellness/Nutrition)

Big Yoga (Publisher: Square One Publishers)

Answers to Anorexia: A Breakthrough Nutritional Treatment That Is Saving Lives (Publisher: Sunrise River Press)
Successfully Surviving a Brain Injury: A Family Guidebook (Publisher: Brain Injury Success Books)


303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron (Publisher: Aquila Polonica Publishing)

Sacred Ground (Publisher: Beaver’s Pond Press, Inc.)
Stoneman’s Raid, 1865 (Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher)


No Such Thing as a Pretty Good Alligator Wrestler (Publisher: Schroder Publishing)

I Love You—Now Hush (Publisher: John F. Blair, Publisher)
Kiss Your Customer: 77 Reasons Why Sales & Service Are Just Like Dating & Relationships (Publisher: Hawthorn Publishing)

Juvenile/Young Adult – Fiction

Wyndano’s Cloak (Publisher: Tree Tunnel Press)

A Carpenter’s Legacy (Publisher: Second Star Creations)
The Golden Spiral (Publisher: Deseret Book Company / Shadow Mountain)

Juvenile/Young Adult – Nonfiction

Journey into the Deep: Discovering New Ocean Creatures (Publisher: Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group)

Hidden Life of the Desert (Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Co.)
My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change (Publisher: Operation Orange Media, LLC)


Living in Two Worlds (Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc.)

The Legacy of Ida Lillbroända: Finnish Emigrant to America 1893 (Publisher: Boulder House Publishers)
To Be Free (Publisher: Afton Press)


Light Fading: Reflections on the Imperiled Everglades (Publisher: Peter E. Randall Publisher)

Honeybee Hobbyist (Publisher: BowTie Press)
Survival: Saving Endanged Migratory Species (Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group, Inc.)

New Age/Metaphysics/Spirituality

An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism (Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc.)

Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain’s View of the War in Iraq (Publisher: Raven Oaks Press)
Snow Rising (Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing)


Homework Made Simple, Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework (Publisher: Educational Connections / Advantage Books)

The Family ROI Experience: A Step-by-Step Guide to Realizing Your Best Family (Publisher: Family ROI, Inc.)
If I Were Your Daddy (Publisher: Courtland Publishing)

Political/Current Events

The End of War: How Waging Peace Can Save Humanity, Our Planet and Our Future (Publisher: Easton Studio Press)

A Better Congress: Change the Rules, Change the Results (Publisher: TheCapitol.Net)
The Social Costs of Pornography: A Collection of Papers (Publisher: The Witherspoon Institute, Inc.)


Testifying Before Congress (Publisher: TheCapitol.Net)

The Green Utility: A Practical Guide to Sustainability (Publisher: American Water Works Association)
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid (Publisher: Pavior Publishing)


Intelligence and the Brain (Publisher: AESOP Press)

Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life (Publisher: Echo Bay Publishing)
To Be and How To Be (Publisher: Quest Books)


A Passion for Tarpon (Publisher: Wild River Press)

The Intermediate’s Guide to Dog Agility (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)
Keeneland: A Thoroughbred Legacy (Publisher: Eclipse Press)


The Water Dictionary: A Comprehensive Reference of Water Terminology (Publisher: American Water Works Association)

Algae: Source to Treatment (Publisher: American Water Works Association)
The Little Gold Grammar Book (Publisher: Maven Publishing)


 A Passion for Tarpon (Publisher: Wild River Press)

California Home Landscaping (Publisher: Creative Homeowner)
Indiana: One Pint at a Time (Publisher: IHS Press [Indiana Historical Press])


The Meditative Gardener (Publisher: Heart Path Press)

Dreams (Publisher: Cool Titles, LLC)
Heaven in the Midst of Hell: A Quaker Chaplain’s View of the War in Iraq (Publisher:Raven Oaks Press)


Explore the Southeast National Marine Sanctuaries with Jean-Michel Cousteau (Publisher: Ocean Publishing)

Physics Over Easy: Breakfasts with Beth and Physics (2nd Edition) (Publisher:World Scientific Publishing Co.)
The Wolf’s Tooth: Keystone Predators, Trophic Cascades, and Biodiversity (Publisher: Island Press)


Green Tea Living: A Japan-Inspired Guide to Eco-Friendly Habits, Health, and Happiness (Publisher: Stone Bridge Press)

Courage and Croissants, Inspiring Joyful Living. A Story and Life Guidebook (Publisher: St. Remy Press)
My Orange Duffel Bag: A Journey to Radical Change (Publisher: Operation Orange Media, LLC)


Museum Companion to Los Angeles (Publisher: Museon Publishing)

The Parisian Cowboy’s Guide to The Round Top Experience (Publisher: Parisian Cowboy Publishing)
Walt Disney World Adventure (Publisher: Vacation Field Guides)

Cover Design, Fiction

 Threads West, An American Saga (Publisher: Rockin’ SR Publishing LLC)

Mary’s Son, A Tale of Christmas (Publisher: Cross Dove Publishing)
Sky of Red Poppies (Publisher: Turquoise Books)

Cover Design, Nonfiction

Semper Cool: One Marine’s Fond Memories of Vietnam (Publisher: Exalt Press)

Shakespeare for Lawyers (Publisher: American Bar Association)
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer (Publisher: Appell Publishing)

Cover Design-Large Format

Their Love of Music (Publisher: Quiet Light Publishing)

Labrador Retriever [DogLife Series] (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)
The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid (Publisher: Pavior Publishing)

Cover Design-Children’s/Young Adult)

Stranger in the Woods: Snowflake Edition (Publisher: Carl R. Sams II Photography)

Starabella: Mystery Girl of Music (Publisher: Fialco Productions, Inc.)
Travels with Gannon and Wyatt: Botswana (Publisher: Claim Stake Publishing, LLC)

Interior Design-1-2 Color

Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers (Publisher: Tumblehome Press, Inc.)

303 Squadron: The Legendary Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron (Publisher: Aquila Polonica Publishing)
Healthy Sex Drive, Healthy You: What Your Libido Reveals About Your Life (Publisher: Health Reflections Press)

Interior Design, 3 or More Color

The Sacred Geometry of the Great Pyramid (Publisher: Pavior Publishing)

An Illustrated Introduction to Taoism (Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc.)
In the Dark Streets Shineth (Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing)

Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult

Baking With Friends (Publisher: Goops Unlimited)

Stripey Follows His Dream (Publisher: Snow in Sarasota Publishing)
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain (Publisher: Little Pickle Press LLC)

Most Improved Redesign

Parenting Your Dog (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)

All-Breed Dog Grooming (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)
The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition (Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.)


What Does It Mean To Be Green? (Publisher: Little Pickle Press LLC)

Great Peacemakers (Publisher: LTS Press)
Living Green with Your Dog (Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.)

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Fiction)

Tucker’s Monster (Publisher: Real Deal Productions, Inc.)

Burning Silk (Publisher: Sitio/Tiempo Press)
The Collectibles (Publisher: Downstream Publishing, LLC)

The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Nonfiction)

Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery (Publisher: Happy Quail)

Avoiding the Con in Construction: How to plan for hassle-free home building, renovation & repair (Publisher: Centerline Production, Inc.)
Two Gold Coins and a Prayer (Publisher: Appell Publishing)

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

The Seal Pup (Publisher: Bowrider Press)

Nonna’s Book of Mysteries (Publisher: Lake Street Press)
Wyndano’s Cloak (Publisher: Tree Tunnel Press)


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