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Native American and Hispanic arts, Southwestern history, and books.





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CONGRATULATIONS to our 2017 WINNERS


2017 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards FINALISTS
Activity Book — Color Jason and His Funny Machine, Ross Van Dusen
Children's Bilingual Picture Book — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Children's Bilingual Picture Book — Taadoo Naaltosoos wont ai bidlinhi, Barbe Awalt
Children's Picture Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Children's Picture Book — Color Jason & His Funny Machine, Ross Van Dusen
Children's Picture Book — Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree, Ross Van Dusen
Children's Picture Book — What Makes the Lightning?, Ross Van Dusen
Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Crafts/Hobby/How-to Book — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
eBook Nonfiction — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
First Book New Mexico — The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Guide Book — The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Guide Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Guide Book — The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Guide Book — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Guide Book — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
History Book, New Mexico — Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Multi-Cultural Book — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Multi-Cultural Book — Taadoo Naaltosoos wont ai bidlinhi, Barbe Awalt
Multi-Cultural Book — Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Nature/Environment Book — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Parenting/Family Issues Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Pets/Animals — Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree, Ross Van Dusen
Reference Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Reference Book — The 10th Anniversary Awards Book, Paul Rhetts
Science Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Science Book — What Makes the Lightning?, Ross Van Dusen
Self-Help Book — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Self-Help Book — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
Spanish Language Book — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Sports/Recreation Book — The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Sports/Recreation Book — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Travel Book —The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Travel Book —Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Travel Book —The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Travel Book —The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Travel Book —Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Young Readers Book — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — The Ultimate Christmas Bucket List, Barbe Awalt
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — The Basic Genealogy Checklist, Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) —The Essential Paranormal Bucket List, Riley Mitchell
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — The Fly Fisherman's Bucket List, Slim Randles
Best Cover Nonfiction (<6x9) — Kicking the Bucket List, Gail Rubin
Best Cover Nonfiction (6x9) — Historic Route 66, Joseph Sanchez & Angelica Sanchez-Clark
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — ¡No Toques Este Libro!, Barbe Awalt
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Taadoo Naaltosoos wont ai bidlinhi, Barbe Awalt
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America, Loretta Hall
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Color Jason & His Funny Machine, Ross Van Dusen
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree, Ross Van Dusen
Best Cover Nonfiction (>6x9) — What Makes the Lightning?, Ross Van Dusen

2017 SouthWest Book Design & Production Awards
First Place: Children and Young Adult Book for Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree by Ross Van Dusen
First Place: Scholarly & Technical Book for New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia by Don Bullis

2017 National Federation of Press Women Book Awards
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers for New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia by Don Bullis
First Place: Children's books, nonfiction for Grandpa Lolo's Matanza by Nasario Gracia
Second Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers, travel for
The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List by Pat Hodapp

2017 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers for New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia by Don Bullis
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers, general nonfiction for The Basic Genealogy Checklist by Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
First Place: Nonfiction books for adult readers, travel for
The Complete Santa Fe Bucket List by Pat Hodapp
First Place: Children's books, nonfiction for
Grandpa Lolo's Matanza by Nasario Gracia
Second place, nonfiction books for adult readers, general nonfiction for
Kicking the Bucket List by Gail Rubin
Second Place: Children's books, fiction for
Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place: Nonfiction adult travel for The Complete Space Buff's Bucket List by Loretta Hall
Second Place: Award of Excellence in Communications for Organizational Achievement for Rio Grande Books

2017 Historical Society of New Mexico Book Awards
Fray Francisco Domínguez Award for From Saltillo, Mexico to San Antonio and East Texas: A Historical Guide to El Camino Real de Tierra Afuera and El Camino Real de los Tejas during the Spanish Colonial Period, compiled and edited by Joseph P. Sánchez and Bruce Erickson
2016 AWARD WINNERS

2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Winners
Children’s Picture and Activity Books Bilingual (English & Spanish) — Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza
Children’s Picture Book — Van Dusen, Ross How Crocka Dog Came to Be
First Book NM — Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List
Nonfiction - other — Meyer, Marian Mary Donoho: New First Lady of Santa Fe Trail
Reference Book — Bullis, Don New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia
Sports/Recreation — Awalt, Barbe Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List
Travel Book (includes guides) — Randles, Slim Complete Cowboy Bucket List and Hall, Loretta Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List
Young Adult Book (high school) — Zimmerman, Heidi Literacy Alive 2015
Young Reader — Van Dusen, Ross What Makes a Snowflake?
Best Cover <6x9 — Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List
Best Cover 6x9 — Meyer, Marian Mary Donoho: New First Lady of Santa Fe Trail
Best Cover Large Format — Van Dusen, Ross How Crocka Dog Came to Be
Best Children's Book — Van Dusen, Ross How Crocka Dog Came to Be
Finalists
Children’s Picture Book — Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza and Van Dusen, Ross What Makes a Snowflake?
History Book – New Mexico subject — Meyer, Marian Mary Donoho:New First Lady of Santa Fe Trail and Bullis, Don New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia
History Book – Other—Sanchez, Joseph Early Hispanic Colorado
Multi-cultural Subject (Hispanic, Native American, etc.) — Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza
Reference Book — Sanchez, Joseph & Bruce Erickson From Saltillo to San Antonio
Sports/Recreation — Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List
Travel Book (includes guides) — Hodapp, Patricia Complete Santa Fe Bucket List and Awalt, Barbe Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List
Young Reader — Garcia, Nasario Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza
Best Cover <6x9 — Randles, Slim Complete Cowboy Bucket List; Hall, Loretta Complete Space Buff’s Bucket List; and Awalt, Barbe Ultimate Green Chile Cheeseburger Bucket List
Best Cover Large Format —Bullis, Don New Mexico Historical Encyclopedia and Van Dusen, Ross What Makes a Snowflake?

2016 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Gold Medal, Children's Nonfiction Series: What Makes a Snowflake? and What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen

2016 SPUR Book Awards, Western Writers of America
Finalist Western Storyteller, Illustrated Children’s Book: “Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” by Slim Randles and illustrated by Jerry Montoya

2016 National Federation of Press Women Book Awards
Winner, Nonfiction-adult History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer
Winner, Children's Fiction: How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children's Nonfiction: What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen

2016 Southwest Book Design & Production Book Awards
Winner, Children's Book, How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Children's Book, What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Scholarly & Technical, A River Runs Through Us by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Finalist, Guides and Travel/Recreation, The Complete Cowboy Bucket List by Slim Randles

2016 International Latino Book Awards

Honorable Mention, Best History Book: Early Hispanic Colorado by Joseph Sanchez
2nd Place, Best Latino Focused Children’s Book: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
2nd Place, Best Latino Focused Book Design: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Honorable Mention, Best Cover Design: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Honorable Mention, Best Use of Illustrations Inside Book: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon

2016 INDIES Awards by Foreword Magazine
Finalist, Picture Book, Early Reader: What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Picture Book, Early Reader: How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen

2016 New Mexico Press Women
First Place, History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer
First Place, Children’s Fiction: “How the Crocka Dog Came to Be” by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children’s Fiction: “Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” by Slim Randles
First Place, Children’s Nonfiction: “What Makes a Snowflake?” by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children’s Nonfiction: “What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Honorable Mention, Travel Book: “The Basic New Mexico Bucket List” by Barbe Awalt
Honorable Mention, Travel Book: “The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List” by Barbe Awalt

2016 Historical Society of New Mexico
Lansing B. Bloom Award for Outstanding Publication on New Mexico or Southwest Borderland History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer

2016 Montaigne Award — Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Finalist: “What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen


LPD Press & Rio Grande Books


Faith and art have always been bound together, especially in the Southwest and the old Hispanic villages of New Mexico. LPD Press has built a regional publishing company whose mission is to share the stories of faith, history, culture, and art found in the Hispanic Southwest. Rio Grande Books has taken that foundation and has expanded beyond the boundaries of New Mexico and explores the history and culture of the entire Southwest. Together, they are recording tradition.

"Among their books are works on Hispanic pottery and historical works about Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and Frank Applegate, who helped develop the art movement in New Mexico" -- Albuquerque Journal