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Benjamin Franklin Awards finalists

There are three major awards that focus on independent publishers: the Benjamin Frankin awards, the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year awards, and the Independent Publisher Book Awards, better known as the IPPY awards. In February, the finalists for the 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year awards were announced. Now, the 2007 Benjamin Franklin awards finalists have been announced. The finalists in the children’s literature related categories are:

Audiobook – Children’s
Fablehaven, Shadow Mountain
The Looking Glass Wars, Scholastic Audio
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow, Scholastic Audio

Children’s Picture Book
A Frog Thing, Kidwick Books LLC
Love, Ruby Valentine, Lerner Publishing Group
PEEF and the Baby Sister, Tristan Publishing / Waldman House Press

*Children’s Book & Audiobook *
A Frog Thing, Kidwick Books LLC
Riley the Rhinoceros, Animalations Books and Publishing
Take Me Out to the Ballgame, Soundprints, Division of Trudy Corporation

*Graphic Novels *
Hercules, Lerner Publishing Group
The Life of Pope John Paul II… In Comics, Papercutz
Treasure Island, Stone Arch Books

*Juvenile-Young Adult Fiction *
Leapholes, American Bar Association
Over a Thousand Hills I Walk With You, Lerner Publishing Group
The Strand Prophecy, Missile Rider Publishing

Juvenile-Young Adult Nonfiction
The Soldier’s Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle, Indiana Historical Society Press
Tales of the Cryptids: Mysterious Creatures That May or May Not Exist, Darby Creek Publishing
Young Person’s Career Skills Handbook, JIST Publishing, Inc.

*Cover Design-3 or More Color (Children’s/Young Adult) *
Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye, Firelight Press
Gitchi Gumee, Mackinac Island Press, Inc.
Teddy’s Travels — America’s National Parks, TdB Press LLC

*Interior Design-3 or More Color – Children’s/Young Adult *
The Art and Making of Monster House, Insight Editions
The Good in Me From A To Z By Dottie, Discover Writing Press
How the Moon Regained Her Shape, Sylvan Dell Publishing

*The Bill Fisher Award for Best First Book (Children’s/Young Adult) *
Dr. Susan’s Girls-Only Weight Loss Guide, Parent Positive Press
Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye,
Firelight Press
The Strand Prophecy, Missile Rider Publishing

*Best New Voice (Children’s/Young Adult) *
Adventures of the Battling Kids, WaterWood Publishing Group
Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye, Firelight Press
Fablehaven, Shadow Mountain

View all the winners here

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